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Women religious launch Advent with the light appearing in darkness

By Katie Rutter BEECH GROVE, Ind. (CNS) — A few purple hangings and an Advent wreath were the only signs of the season in the dark chapel of the Our […]

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News Briefs: Dec. 16, 2018

11th Circuit ruling ‘finally’ ends EWTN court fight over HHS mandate IRONDALE, Ala. (CNS) — The chairman and CEO of the Eternal Word Television Network said the global Catholic media […]

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Perspective

Christmas movies to brighten the spirit

WASHINGTON — The following movies have been evaluated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops according to artistic merit and moral suitability. The reviews include the USCCB rating, the Motion Picture […]

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News Briefs: December 9, 2018

Forum explores alternatives to use of fetal tissue in medical research WASHINGTON (CNS) — Alternatives to the use of fetal tissue from abortions are already plentiful, asserted one speaker at […]

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Canadian Church using new French translation of Our Father

By Philippe Vaillancourt QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — French-speaking Canadians will begin using a new translation of the Our Father Dec. 2. The passage “lead us not into temptation” — that formerly […]

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News Briefs: December 2, 2018

Catholics in California join effort to consecrate state to Mary SAN DIEGO (CNS) — An effort is underway to consecrate California to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and all California […]

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CDC report shows continued decline in U.S. abortion rate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The abortion rate in the United States continues to decline, as do the number of abortions overall, according to a report issued Nov. 21 by the federal […]

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News Briefs: November 25, 2018

Summer’s Encuentro a ‘balm for the wounded,’ says archbishop BALTIMORE (CNS) — San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said on the last day of the fall meeting of U.S. bishops in […]

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Bishops hear frank presentations, discussion on abuse crisis

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Nov. 14 he had opened the bishops’ fall general assembly “expressing some […]

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Army of volunteers provides turkey, all the trimmings for those in need

By Ann M. Augherton ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — Picture the first Thanksgiving: a community coming together, one person bringing the fowl, another the bread, others sharing the fruits of their […]

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Pope offers prayers for victims of wildfires; death toll climbs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) — Cal Fire officials reported that the death toll had reached 77 in the Camp Fire north of Sacramento, one of the deadliest blazes in the state. […]

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News Briefs: November 18, 2018

Archbishop Gomez: ‘Pray hard’ for all affected by Calif. shooting LOS ANGELES (CNS) — After a shooting spree late Nov. 7 at a country-music bar in Thousand Oaks, about 40 […]