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Poor Clare marks silver jubilee; she traded hoops for life of prayer

By Elizabeth A. Elliott ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) — The last time Poor Clare Sister Rose Marie of the Queen of Angels hugged her mom or other family members was in 1994 […]

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News Briefs: July 21, 2019

‘Dad-vocate’ for Down syndrome children offers powerful pro-life example CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) — While most of the country was winding down from its Independence Day festivities, another type of celebration […]

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Securing authentic children’s rights

Children require extensive support and protection to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. They are uniquely dependent on their parents because they are particularly vulnerable. Often they are unable […]

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The summer reading list

Continuing a venerable tradition, I offer the following for your canicular reading pleasure:  John Hay spent decades at the center of American public life as Lincoln’s secretary and biographer, a […]

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Beauty will save the world workshop held at University of Saint Francis

A high school student participates in a summer theology camp, “Beauty Will Save the World,” at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, July 12. During the week-long experience, students […]

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Priest appointment

The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has made the following appointment: Reverend Dermot Gahan, to Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew Cathedral Parish, South Bend, effective […]

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Around the Diocese: July 21, 2019

Forever Learning Institute 45th anniversary celebration planned SOUTH BEND — Much has changed in South Bend since 1974, but a love of learning is timeless, as well as ageless. In […]

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How far is too far?

How far would you drive for Mass? I don’t know if anyone has ever done a study of such a pedestrian topic, but it is a question that will become […]

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Detroit Catholics help save iconic Ontario church

By Dan Meloy WINDSOR, Ontario (CNS) — Detroiters might soon notice a bronze glow on the horizon as they stare south across the Detroit River. Across the river from historic […]

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Faith leaders decry ICE deportations, say action causes anxiety, fear

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many Catholic and other faith leaders noted that the Gospel reading for July 14 — the day U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was to carry out deportation […]

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Defending Amazon against loggers, ranchers, agribusiness can be dangerous

ANAPU, Brazil (CNS) — Across a stream and down a dirt road at the edge of this Amazonian town, a carefully tended crypt marks the burial place of Notre Dame […]

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Distinct vocations discerned by local families

It may seem like many people today have forgotten the sacramental origins of marriage. Concurrently, the priesthood suffers regular attacks from modern culture and the media. Despite these hardships, however, […]