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News Briefs: December 8, 2019

Pope advances sainthood causes of Canadian missionary, Polish martyr VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Bishop Ovide Charlebois — a Canadian Missionary Oblate of Mary […]

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Beatification for Archbishop Sheen postponed

Catholics pledged to have Masses said in support of Sheen WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Dec. 3 announcement by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, that the Vatican has decided to postpone […]

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News Briefs: December 1, 2019

Mission is seeking family members you don’t know yet, pope tells Thais BANGKOK (CNS) — Missionaries are not mercenaries, but beggars who recognize that some brothers and sisters are missing […]

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Archbishop Sheen’s upcoming beatification greeted with joy, thanksgiving

By Tom Dermody PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — With joy and thanksgiving, officials and faithful throughout the Diocese of Peoria and around the globe welcomed the announcement Nov. 18 that Pope […]

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News Briefs: November 24, 2019

Catholic leaders thank Rodney Reed supporters, pray for justice WASHINGTON (CNS) — Five days before the scheduled execution of death-row inmate Rodney Reed — who gained attention of Catholic leaders […]

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News Briefs: November 17, 2019

Federal judge halts Trump administration conscience protection rule NEW YORK (CNS) — A U.S. District Court judge’s Nov. 6 ruling that halts a Trump administration conscience protection rule for health […]

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Vatican I’s 150th anniversary: Understanding the council yesterday and today

By Kristin Colberg Dec. 8 will mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council. On Dec. 8, 1869, more than 700 bishops gathered in St. Peter’s […]

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Papal infallibility: fresh perspectives

By Kristin Colberg The 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council will fall on Dec. 8. Most people know little about Vatican I except that it defined […]

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Movie review: Midway

By John Mulderig NEW YORK (CNS) — It’s all hands on deck in the vivid fact-based naval epic “Midway” (Lionsgate). In fact, the cast of this historical drama is so […]

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News Briefs: November 10, 2019

Report: Persecution of Christians worse in Asia; Mideast might not recover LONDON (CNS) — Christianity is disappearing from towns and cities in parts of the Middle East, warns a new […]

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Congress urged to pass bill on respectful ‘disposition’ of fetal remains

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A bill in Congress to require respectful disposition of fetal remains from abortions as well as accountability from the abortion industry “is in keeping with society’s treatment […]

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Veteran says ‘Little Flower’ kept him alive during months of bombing runs

By Dave Hrbacek NEW HOPE, Minn. (CNS) — A German Messerschmitt fighter plane was bearing down on Don Stoliel’s B-17 bomber as he flew a mission during World War II. […]