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Wounded warriors: HEROs combating ‘epidemic’ of child pornography

By Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan WASHINGTON (CNS) — As a result of losing both legs while sweeping for bombs on his third deployment in Afghanistan, Justin Gaertner could no longer serve […]

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Rest in Peace: April 7, 2019

Fort Wayne Virginia Ackerman, 86, St. Charles Borromeo Martin Tierney, 83, St. Jude Helen Marie Shank, 94, St. John the Baptist Margaret Donovan, 59, St. Charles Borromeo Herman Wissing, 90, […]

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News Briefs: April 7, 2019

African floods ‘wiped out entire villages’ after cyclone, says Jesuit NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — More than 2 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been affected by a cyclone […]

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Assisted-suicide legislation stalls in Indiana

Efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide once again have failed in Indiana, but the Catholic Church and other pro-life advocates vow to remain vigilant as the practice continues to gain momentum […]

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Brother priests mark 60th year of ordination with Mass — and a snowstorm

By Matthew Davis NEW TRIER, Minn. (CNS) — For 60 years of priesthood, no amount of snow has stopped Fathers Leonard and Martin Siebenaler from celebrating Sunday Mass at their […]

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Chrism Masses in the diocese

The oils of Sacred Chrism, catechumens and the sick will be blessed, and clergy of the diocese will renew their priestly promises, at the following public Masses. Monday, April 15 […]

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We need to talk: Why children need to hear from the Church about abuse prevention

By Elizabeth A. Heidt Kozisek In the years since the first Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was established by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, there […]

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Florida man starts new podcast on Catholics in sports

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Florida man with a five-year track record in podcasting has started a new series on Catholics in sports. Its title is deceptively simple: “Catholic Sports Radio […]

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Frank Gehry and transcendence

Though I reside in Santa Barbara, I am in Los Angeles a good deal for meetings and other events. When I’m in the city, I like to walk the downtown […]

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Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

When Pope Francis talks about evangelization, his poster child may well be an immigrant in North Dakota. Sister Brenda Hernandez Valdes, a 34-year-old Daughter of Immaculate Mary of Guadalupe, lives […]

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Bishops condemn bills to expand abortion, repeal conscience protection

By Jacob Comello WASHINGTON (CNS) — The bishops from Illinois’ six dioceses made a decisive stand March 28 against state legislators’ efforts to remove all abortion restrictions in the state, […]

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Education leader Norman Francis to receive Laetare Medal

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) — Norman C. Francis, who served as president of Xavier University of Louisiana for 47 years and has been a prominent voice in the civil rights […]