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Bishop Thomas Olmsted at last year's 'Honor Your Mother' event in downtown Phoenix (CNS)

Bishop Thomas Olmsted said conscience must be formed in accordance with ‘God’s word and the authoritative teaching of the Church’

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The pontiff tells general audience that the faithful must demonstrate kindness not just in thought but by deeds

A pilgrim holding a rosary raises her hands as she walks on her knees at Fatima (CNS)
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Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Mass in Haiti in 2010 (CNS)

The Vatican’s liturgy chief said priests should view the proposed change as ‘something good for the Church, something good for our people’

Mother Rosemae Pender

Mother Rosemae Pender, 94, had a heart attack while marking 75 years since she professed first vows

Eucharistic adoration at a prayer service for vocations at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, New York (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic) (May 29, 2013)

The ‘most real thing in our everyday existence should be the Eucharist’, according to author Francis J Pierson

A woman receives Communion during a Mass for young adults at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Patrick Madrid recalls the Mormon who told him: ‘I’ve never seen Catholics show awe. So I guess they don’t believe it’

The Resurrection of the Son of the Widow of Nain (1814) by Jean-Baptiste Wicar

Word this Week

Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist, memory is more than recall. It is a sharing in all that is remembered, a true encounter with Christ

A passerby genuflects as the Corpus Christi procession passes through London (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishops took part in processions in London, Oxford, Sheffield and South Wales