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Okay marriage pastoral, ethical directives, liturgy translations BALTIMORE (CNS)— The U.S. bishops took their final look at the English translation of the Roman Missal and approved documents on marriage, reproductive […]

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St. Bavo to celebrate A Festival of Lessons and Carols

By Claire Kenney MISHAWAKA — St. Bavo Catholic Church will bring A Festival of Lessons and Carols once again the local area. This form of worship is a reflective way […]

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Advent activities across the diocese

Click here for an advent calendar Exploring Advent with program ‘Keeping Our Lamps Burning Brightly’ Dec. 5 at Victory Noll   HUNTINGTON — Advent is a time for preparation and […]

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New CD featuring Pope Benedict’s voice previewed in Rome

ROME (CNS) — Under the gilded ceiling of a Roman basilica, a choir performed while the taped voice of Pope Benedict XVI sang the Marian hymn “Regina Coeli” (“Queen of […]

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New English translation should be greeted with joy, faith, obedience

A moment of history No, I am not referring to the coming of our new bishop, which is certainly for all of us, as I have said previously, an historical […]

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Scholars gather for ND conference on moral issues of the day

By Ann Carey NOTRE DAME — For the 10th consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture drew hundreds of scholars from across the country and […]

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Pope names Notre Dame professor to theological commission

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 of John C. […]

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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 […]