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    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Catholic Church needs holy, healthy and humble priests and that requires prayers for vocations and the careful selection and training of candidates, said the Congregation for Clergy. Updating 1985 guidelines for preparing men ...

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  • Vatican updates guidelines for educating priests

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Catholic Church needs holy, healthy and humble priests and that requires prayers for vocations and the careful selection and training of candidates, said the Congregation for Clergy. Updating 1985 guidelines for preparing men ...

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  • Vatican displays Rembrandt's art for the first time

    Vatican City, Dec 6, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- For the first time, the works of Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn will be displayed at the Vatican. Organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Swedish Embassy, the art ...

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Vatican displays Rembrandt's art for the first time


Vatican City, Dec 6, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- For the first time, the works of Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn will be displayed at the Vatican. Organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Swedish Embassy, the art show falls about a month after Pope Francis’ visit to Sweden marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

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Adult altar servers fill void in some parishes in Sioux City Diocese


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) -- At any given Saturday Mass at St. Bernard Church in Blencoe, Father Michael Erpelding may -- or may not -- have altar servers. "I don't schedule altar servers because the reality is: I have two young people in the parish able to serve," he said. "If they attend elsewhere -- or another two who belong to the Onawa church aren't there -- then I rely on one senior citizen to help out."

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