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Community gathers to heal domestic violence

By Sister Margie Lavonis, CSC SOUTH BEND — In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, on Oct. 10, men and women concerned about, or themselves victims, of domestic violence […]

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The role of the bishop especially busy on weekends

A weekend to remember The extraordinary ministry to which the Lord, through the church, calls a bishop, and to which this bishop feels ever more and more unworthy, plays out […]

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Young adult ministry builds faith community

By Karen Clifford SOUTH BEND — Sean Allen, a diocesan young adult minister in the South Bend area, clarifies the mission of young adult ministry. “Young adult ministry is targeted […]

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Red Mass celebrated at Basilica of the Sacred Heart

By Judy Bradford NOTRE DAME — Sarah Chambers is a second-year law student at the University of Notre Dame. She realizes that the career she has chosen will probably lead […]

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Spirited young ‘give it UP’ at rally

By Tim Johnson NORTH MANCHESTER — “Give it UP to the Holy Spirit” was the theme for the Oct. 10 confirmation rally organized by the diocesan offices of catechesis and […]

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Global poverty initiative reaches more than 250,000 US Catholics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — More than 250,000 Catholics have been reached through the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative, a joint effort by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief […]

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Pope canonizes Father Damien, four others as models of Christian love

By John Thavis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Calling them “shining examples” of Christian love, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed five new saints, including Father Damien de Veuster, the 19th-century Belgian missionary […]

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Bishops call Catholics to be main agents of change in Africa

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — African Catholics must become the main forces to ending the continent’s wars, promoting reconciliation, fighting corruption, safeguarding the family and protecting Africa’s natural […]

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USCCB president congratulates Obama on receiving Nobel Peace Prize

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize Oct. 9. […]

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Major concerns remain unresolved in health reform bills, bishops say

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien WASHINGTON (CNS) — None of the major health reform bills before Congress adequately addresses the concerns raised by the U.S. bishops in the areas of abortion, […]

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Relic of Blessed Damien to return to Hawaii after his canonization

By Anna Weaver HONOLULU (CNS) — Broken pieces of bone. Those are the physical remains coming back to Hawaii Oct. 17 as a first-class relic of Blessed Damien de Veuster […]

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Genetically modified crops call for caution, bishop tells synod

By Sarah Delaney VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Africa should be cautious in its approach to genetically modified agriculture “even if it promises economic salvation” for the impoverished continent, a bishop […]