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  • Naumann: ‘Pope Francis’s job isn’t to make a bishop’s life easier’

    Naumann: ‘Pope Francis’s job isn’t to make a bishop’s life easier’

    Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City-Kansas candidly admits that sometimes Pope Francis makes him a little bit nervous, but also says it’s not necessarily the pope’s job to make his life easier. He also says that underlying the rise of the ‘nones’ and defections from the Church is failure to foster a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.

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  • Looking for hope and the next generation of Latino leaders at Encuentro

    Looking for hope and the next generation of Latino leaders at Encuentro

    If all goes well with the Encuentro process, which organizers call the “V Encuentro” because it’s the fifth time it’s taking place, church officials hope it will yield an increase in vocations of Latinos to the priesthood, religious life, permanent diaconate, an increase in the percentage of Latino students enrolling at Catholic schools, and create a group of Latino leaders for the church, as well as increase Latinos’ sense of belonging and stewardship in the U.S. church where their numbers are rising.

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  • As Pope Francis gives Sweden a cardinal, what’s behind his Scandinavian push?

    As Pope Francis gives Sweden a cardinal, what’s behind his Scandinavian push?

    Although the plates were already shifting towards Sweden as the lead actor for Catholicism in the Nordic countries before Francis came along, the signs of interest and favor have multiplied on his watch, including giving Sweden its first-ever cardinal this week. Evangelical opportunities, immigration and ecumenism may all lie in the background of the pope’s Swedish outreach.

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