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News Briefs: April 21, 2019

Ohio governor signs fetal heartbeat law, setting stage for legal challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNS) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill that would make it illegal to carry out […]

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Foot-care ministry offers physical relief, friendship to homeless

By Katie Scott PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Rodger placed his backpack next to a chair, sat down and unlaced worn-out shoes. “They told me there are going to be Epsom […]

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Blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

PARIS (CNS) — A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital. The fire […]

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Perspective

Movie reviews from the USCCB

‘The Best of Enemies’ NEW YORK (CNS) — “The Best of Enemies” (STX) is an appealing fact-based drama that promotes humane values and Gospel-guided behavior. On that basis, many parents […]

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Internet, online porn seen as enabling sexual exploitation of children

By Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan WASHINGTON (CNS) — The internet facilitates sexual exploitation, a category of child abuse, according to experts in this field interviewed by Catholic News Service. The internet […]

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Lay missioner in Salvador works toward root causes of emigration

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds LAS DELICIAS, El Salvador (CNS) — Halfway up the back slope of San Salvador volcano, Cesar Hernandez wakes up at 4 a.m. and leaves his family’s home […]

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News Briefs: April 14, 2019

Court won’t hear appeal by pro-life activist sued by Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court April 1 decided against hearing an appeal by pro-life activist David Daleiden, […]

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Atlanta archbishop named new leader of Washington archdiocese

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta as the new archbishop of Washington. The appointment was announced April 4 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe […]

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Wounded warriors: HEROs combating ‘epidemic’ of child pornography

By Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan WASHINGTON (CNS) — As a result of losing both legs while sweeping for bombs on his third deployment in Afghanistan, Justin Gaertner could no longer serve […]

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News Briefs: April 7, 2019

African floods ‘wiped out entire villages’ after cyclone, says Jesuit NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — More than 2 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been affected by a cyclone […]

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Brother priests mark 60th year of ordination with Mass — and a snowstorm

By Matthew Davis NEW TRIER, Minn. (CNS) — For 60 years of priesthood, no amount of snow has stopped Fathers Leonard and Martin Siebenaler from celebrating Sunday Mass at their […]

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Bishops condemn bills to expand abortion, repeal conscience protection

By Jacob Comello WASHINGTON (CNS) — The bishops from Illinois’ six dioceses made a decisive stand March 28 against state legislators’ efforts to remove all abortion restrictions in the state, […]