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Easter proclaims that love gives life, pope says; share it with others

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis urged Christians to remember how they first encountered Christ and to share his love and mercy with others, especially through acts of caring and sharing.

Colorado bishops urge state lawmakers to oppose 'radical' abortion bill

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CNS) -- The three Catholic bishops of Colorado sent letters April 14 to state legislators urging opposition to a bill aimed at defining abortion as a fundamental right in the state of Colorado.

Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask themselves which personality in the Gospel accounts of Jesus' passion, death and resurrection they resemble most.