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Soon to be beatified, Italian teenager said to offer ‘model of sanctity’

By Jonathan Luxmoore OXFORD, England (CNS) — Carlo Acutis, a London-born Italian teenager who used his computer skills to foster devotion to the Eucharist and will be beatified in October, […]

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Inaugural online retreat hopes to form Spanish-speaking liturgical ministers

Part of the mission of the Church is to meet people where they are in their faith journey: That was the purpose of “De la Misa a la Misión,” a […]

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Reaction positive to Supreme Court decision on bid to end DACA

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Reaction was largely laudatory to the Supreme Court’s June 18 rejection of a Trump administration bid to revoke Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era executive order […]

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It was a zebra, not a horse

This patient of mine was a huge man. He was 6-foot-4 and weighed 290 pounds. He did not look at all overweight. He was just big. He had significant coronary […]

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Catholic Extension study lists highest, lowest COVID-19 rates by diocese

CHICAGO (CNS) — An analysis conducted by the staff of Catholic Extension found that dioceses it supports financially have the nation’s most — and least — severe COVID-19 infection rates. […]

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The Lord protects and defends us in this life

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 10:26-33 The Book of Jeremiah supplies this weekend’s first reading. Jeremiah wrote at a time when life was hard for God’s chosen people. Only […]

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High court rules against Trump administration’s plan to end DACA

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In one of the most anticipated cases of the term, the Supreme Court June 18 ruled against efforts by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action […]

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Spiritual lessons from the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us with a great deal of uncertainty: uncertainty about how contagious the virus is and about the best way to treat it; uncertainty […]

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Sisters of Providence celebrate jubilees

SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. — Nine Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods with ties to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend are celebrating jubilees this year. Sixty-year jubilarians Sister Thomas Jeanne […]

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Black Catholics at march say Church’s support needed more than ever

By Ruby Thomas LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) — After Tianna Barnes-Palmer watched local protests and marches for racial justice unfold on social media, she helped organize the “Black Catholics Unite: Stand […]

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Catholics urged to remember priests as ‘spiritual fathers’ on Father’s Day

OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — Stories of Catholic priests’ “creativity, sacrifice and compassionate service” during this time of the coronavirus pandemic have inspired an effort led by the Institute for Priestly […]

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Diocese adopts book reflecting reality of racism

FORT WAYNE — As communities across the U.S. search for solutions to the systemic racism brought to light once again in the wake of the death of George Floyd, the […]