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In Panama, couple says series of ‘yeses’ led to vocation of marriage

By Kelly Sankowski PANAMA CITY (CNS)  A young Catholic couple told World Youth Day pilgrims about the series of “yeses” that transformed their lives. “If you told me five years ago […]

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New movie ‘Across’ tells story of Father Augustus Tolton

By Robert Alan Glover NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest ordained for a diocese in the United States, was born into slavery and endured myriad […]

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News Briefs: February 17, 2019

Women religious organization issues statement on abuse of sisters WASHINGTON (CNS) — Days after the pope acknowledged abuse of nuns and sisters by priests and bishops, the largest U.S. organization […]

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Bishops call Virginia effort to expand abortion ‘vicious,’ ‘horrifying’

RICHMOND, Va. (CNS) — Richmond Bishop Barry C. Knestout said the words “horrific, outrageous, vicious” were “in my heart” when he heard about a measure proposed in the Virginia Legislature […]

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News Briefs: February 10, 2019

Cardinal Dolan criticizes Cuomo for ‘stinging criticism’ of Church NEW YORK (CNS) — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan in a Sirius XM broadcast Jan. 29 criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo […]

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Movie Reviews

Miss Bala NEW YORK (CNS) — “Miss Bala” (Columbia), director Catherine Hardwicke’s remake of a well-received 2011 Spanish-language film, is meant to be the tale of an ordinary woman discovering […]

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Arabian Peninsula has ancient Christian heritage

By Dale Gavlak JUBAIL, Saudi Arabia (CNS) — As Pope Francis embarks on the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, few may realize that the predominantly Muslim region carries […]

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News Briefs: February 3, 2019

Mexican bishops pray, priests celebrate funerals after pipeline explosion MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexico’s bishops offered prayers for the victims of an explosion in which dozens of villagers in the […]

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Massgoers pray for conversion of hearts as New York expands abortion

ALBANY, N.Y. (CNS) — New York state “has become a more dangerous one for women and their unborn babies” with the passage of a bill to expand abortion called the […]

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News Briefs: January 27, 2019

By helping expectant fathers, center upholds ‘dignity of fatherhood’ APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (CNS) — When Allen Diaz’s girlfriend — who is pregnant — visited Pregnancy Choices pregnancy help center in […]

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Rev. King called ‘artisan of peace’ and ‘true witness to power of Gospel’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Societies today need “artisans of peace,” like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “who can be messengers and authentic witnesses of God the Father, who wills the […]

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News Briefs: January 20, 2019

Catholics find flourishing faith life in Muslim UAE, where pope will visit BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholics from around the world living in the United Arab Emirates are waiting with great […]