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Pope: No 'magic wand'; evangelizing takes hard work, trust in God

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Bring the Gospel to those who need it most: the poor, the frazzled and the lost, who wander the world without any guidance or protection, Pope Francis told pastoral workers.


With binge drinking on rise, colleges take steps to address its dangers

ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) -- College: a time for students to try on new ideas for size, build enduring friendships and struggle through a few pre-exam all-nighters. And, in between all of that, drink. A lot.


Priest who had celebrated Latin Mass in diocese critically injured in Phoenix parish

Father Joseph Terra, FSSP, 56, was critically injured during a burglary at Mater Misericordia Mission Parish in Phoenix, where he is currently assigned.