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'Wounds of Christ' can be seen in suffering of migrants, cardinal says

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) -- Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley challenged all in attendance at the Knights of Columbus convention to be transforming agents in the world and to "connect the dots" between Christ and the suffering.

With no pope in residence, Vatican opens gardens of summer villa

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) -- The aisle is paved with stone from an ancient Roman road; the apse is made of carefully trimmed evergreen bushes; the columns are tall, thin cypress trees; and the nave is a lily pond, complete with gold fish.

Film 'Mary of Nazareth' now available for parish, school screenings

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Viewing the movie "Mary of Nazareth" at a parish or school screening will enable Catholics to have a greater and a more profound understanding of the mother of God, said Anthony Ryan, director of sales and marketing for Ignatius Press.