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Catholics condemn ‘racist’ comments attributed to president

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Some Catholics said it was more important to look at the sentiment, not the vulgarity of the words the president of the United States allegedly used to […]

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Pope asks forgiveness from victims of clergy sex abuse in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests. Addressing government authorities and members of the […]

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Caring for ‘the other America’

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president, much has been made of the voters he attracted, usually identified as white, male, small town and rural, working class. While […]

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DREAMers: Countdown to crisis

For ‘Dreamers,’ U.S. is the only home they know By Ruby Thomas and Jessica Able SPRINGFIELD, Ky. (CNS) — In response to Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to “Share the […]

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Pope begins seven-day pilgrimage to Chile, Peru

SANTIAGO, Chile (CNS) — Pope Francis arrived in Santiago, the first stop on a seven-day, six-city visit to Peru and Chile, where he is taking his message of hope to […]

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Funeral services take place for Deacon Paul Dits

SOUTH BEND — Deacon Paul Dits, an ordained deacon of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, died Jan. 11 at the age of 98. After his youth and initial schooling […]

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Bishop Rhoades’ visit is highlight of new year at Dwenger

Click here for more photos from the visit. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades’ pastoral visit to Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, on Thursday, Jan. 11, was a highlight of the […]

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Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead […]

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Cardinal offers profound thoughts on importance of silence

By Nancy L. Roberts The ancient psalm, “Be still and know that I am God,” is a challenge in today’s world of constant noise and distraction. But it is necessary […]

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Seek those who can help you hear the Lord’s call

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time John 1:35-42 The First Book of Samuel is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Originally, First and Second Samuel were one volume. […]

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World News

News Briefs: January 14, 2018

Churches no longer exempt from FEMA disaster aid WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is revising its policies to no longer exclude houses of worship from applying for […]

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Mercy sisters embark on solidarity week with immigrants via social media

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a strongly worded message prior to National Migration Week Jan.7-13, the president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas expressed solidarity with migrants and called […]