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Diocese

Bill to expand IVF eggs source across state lines clears House

INDIANAPOLIS – A bill to expand the source of eggs for in vitro fertilization cleared the House by a vote of 88-8, Jan. 23, and moves to the Senate. The […]

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Bishop

Around the Diocese: February 18, 2018

University of Saint Francis Spring Lecture Series  announced FORT WAYNE — The speakers and topics for the University of Saint Francis Philosophy/Theology Spring Lecture Series have been announced by the […]

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Diocese

Objections raised over Notre Dame’s new change on contraceptive coverage

SOUTH BEND (CNS) — An Indiana bishop said he supports the University of Notre Dame’s Feb. 7 decision to stop coverage of abortion-inducing drugs and add natural family planning services […]

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Vatican

Imagining a world with papal wish of nonviolence as a style of politics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Pope Francis said, in the title of his 2017 World Day of Peace message, that he wanted to see nonviolence as “a style of politics for […]

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National

News Briefs: February 18, 2019

Two Mexican priests killed in ambush MEXICO CITY — Two priests were gunned down as they returned from Candlemas celebrations in a corner of Mexico rife with drug cartel violence […]

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World News

Catholic bioethics institute: Kids could be harmed if Scotland changes gender law

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — A Catholic bioethics institute warned the Scottish government that children will be at increased risk of harm under proposed changes to the law on gender recognition. […]

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The Sunday Gospel

God establishes His covenant with us through baptism

First Sunday of Lent Mark 1:12-15 The first reading, from the Book of Genesis, presents the familiar story of Noah. It is a story of contrast and of the consequences […]

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Perspective

Pork Roll, Lent, and Catholic identity

A few weeks before Ash Wednesday, an Associated Press squib with Lenten implications appeared in the Washington Post sports section: “* YANKEES: New York’s Class AA affiliate in Trenton, N.J., […]

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Perspective

The placebo effect

Thomas Jefferson once said: “One of the most successful physicians I have ever known has assured me that he used more bread pills, drops of colored water, powder of hickory […]

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