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Miss Bala NEW YORK (CNS) — “Miss Bala” (Columbia), director Catherine Hardwicke’s remake of a well-received 2011 Spanish-language film, is meant to be the tale of an ordinary woman discovering […]

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Building a wall against life

In what Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls a “historic victory for New Yorkers,” New York has passed what may be the nation’s most extreme and irresponsible abortion law. Andrea Miller, president […]

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Arabian Peninsula has ancient Christian heritage

By Dale Gavlak JUBAIL, Saudi Arabia (CNS) — As Pope Francis embarks on the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, few may realize that the predominantly Muslim region carries […]

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The graces of a pilgrimage

Pilgrims from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend were among 600,000 people gathered together for the Vigil of the Pope in Panama on Saturday, Jan. 26. During the vigil, pilgrims […]

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Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’ 

All afternoon I had been hunkered over my MacBook, perched above a frozen lake and watching the sun cast pink into the clouds. I was thinking about what lie dormant […]

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A Wise choice: valuing the sacrament of marriage

“Every night I thank God for him and I pray for him. I never thought I’d be this lucky.” Harriet Wise spoke with great love in her voice. She and […]

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St. Vincent de Paul to coordinate re-entry programs for former prisoners

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the Society of St. Vincent de Paul continues to evolve into an organization that asks why the people it serves are poor, one unavoidable answer is […]

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Assisi Young Adult Conference will encourage spiritual growth, networking

A Catholic young adult can sometimes feel isolated. Friends may have drifted away from practicing their faith. At Mass, families and older adults may fill the pews. Catholic young adults are […]

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True belief leads to respect, peace, pope says at interreligious meeting

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CNS) — In an officially Muslim nation where Christians are welcomed as guest workers and free to worship, Pope Francis urged leaders of the world’s […]

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The welcome outreach of perinatal hospice

During the course of pregnancy, receiving an adverse prenatal diagnosis can be a tremendously jolting experience for parents. In severe cases, physicians may tell them that their unborn child has […]

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Senate hears testimony on reform of payday lending industry

One by one, they described the devastation that they believe one industry has inflicted on the most vulnerable people in Indiana. They represented churches, veterans’ groups, social service organizations and […]

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If we are in the Lord, those who fight against us will not prevail

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 4:21-30 The Book of Jeremiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Regarded as one of the major Hebrew prophets because of the […]