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DREAMers: Countdown to crisis

For ‘Dreamers,’ U.S. is the only home they know By Ruby Thomas and Jessica Able SPRINGFIELD, Ky. (CNS) — In response to Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to “Share the […]

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Cardinal offers profound thoughts on importance of silence

By Nancy L. Roberts The ancient psalm, “Be still and know that I am God,” is a challenge in today’s world of constant noise and distraction. But it is necessary […]

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News Briefs: January 14, 2018

Churches no longer exempt from FEMA disaster aid WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is revising its policies to no longer exclude houses of worship from applying for […]

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Mercy sisters embark on solidarity week with immigrants via social media

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a strongly worded message prior to National Migration Week Jan.7-13, the president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas expressed solidarity with migrants and called […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Greatest Showman’

NEW YORK (CNS) —The life of pop entertainment pioneer P.T. Barnum provides the subject matter for the big, brash musical “The Greatest Showman” (Fox). Ironically, the film arrives in theaters […]

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Catholic swimmer named AP Female Athlete of the Year

By Kelly Sankowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Associated Press named Katie Ledecky the Female Athlete of the Year Dec. 26, after balloting by U.S. editors and news directors. Ledecky, a […]

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Young Catholic invites readers to explore Church’s truth, goodness

By Mitch Finley Catholic wunderkind Brandon Vogt, who joined the church in 2008, is one of the go-to spokesmen for both Catholic and secular media when they need an articulate […]

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Popularity of Gregorian chant has flourished in recent years

By Chaz Muth and Jose Montoya WASHINGTON (CNS) — James Senson grew up in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area in the 1980s and his exposure to music in his home […]

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News Briefs: January 7, 2018

Christians, Muslims join for Christmas Mass in liberated Mosul MOSUL, Iraq (CNS) — Cries of joy and seasonal hymns once again filled St. Paul Cathedral in Mosul as Christmas Mass […]

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Child-friendly spaces offer young Rohingya refugees hope

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (CNS) — In the middle of the overcrowded Kutupalong refugee camp housing thousands of Rohingya, a small tin-roofed and brick-walled house is abuzz with about 100 children […]

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Bishop Siegel arrives in Evansville seeking to listen, learn

By Tim Lilley EVANSVILLE, Ind. (CNS) — Bishop Joseph M. Siegel, the sixth bishop of Evansville, said during his installation Mass that he arrived in the diocese without any preconceived […]

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

NEW YORK (CNS) — Despite the high price of a movie ticket these days, patrons are unlikely to come away from a showing of the engrossing sci-fi epic “Star Wars: […]