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College students across all majors strive to end human trafficking

By Sheila Archambault WASHINGTON (CNS) — Students at Catholic universities across the country are united in a common goal: working to eradicate human trafficking domestically and internationally. Caryl Nunez, a […]

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US religious leaders pledge renewed commitment to conscience issues

By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — More than 140 Christian leaders issued a joint declaration Nov. 20 pledging renewed zeal in defending the unborn, defining marriage as a union between […]

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USCCB calls Senate health reform bill 'an enormous disappointment'

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien WASHINGTON (CNS) — The health reform legislation now before the Senate is “an enormous disappointment, creating new and completely unacceptable federal policy that endangers human life […]

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Bishop says he asked congressman privately not to receive Communion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CNS) — The bishop of Providence said he was “disappointed and really surprised” Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., made public a letter he wrote to the congressman almost three […]

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Bishops approve revised directives on withdrawal of food, water

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a revision to the directives that guide Catholic health care facilities, clarifying that patients with chronic conditions who […]

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Pope names Notre Dame professor to theological commission

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has named the chairman of the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Theology to the International Theological Commission. The appointment […]

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Spring break trip led honoree to a career seeking justice in fields

By Patricia Zapor BALTIMORE (CNS) — When Brigitte Gynther took a spring break trip to Florida while a student at the University of Notre Dame, little did she imagine it […]

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Bishop Morin calls claims against CCHD's work 'outrageous'

By Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Members of the U.S. bishops’ subcommittee overseeing the Catholic Campaign for Human Development reassured their fellow bishops and donors that “no group that […]

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Podcast: November 22, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Harrisburg as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Today’s Catholic covers the press […]

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Bishop Rhoades also ninth bishop of Harrisburg, Pa.

Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa., the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The appointment was announced […]

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At press conference, Bishop D’Arcy relays goals for future of Saint Joseph’s High School capital drive

By Diane Freeby SOUTH BEND — Referring to it as “the opportunity of a lifetime,” Saint Joseph’s High School Principal Susan Richter beamed at last week’s announcement that construction on […]

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Hip hip hooray for Popple’s new album

By Tim Johnson FORT WAYNE — Kyle Heimann of Fort Wayne and Dan Harms of Decatur aren’t the typical acoustic rock group that you may hear at a coffee house […]