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News Briefs: January 26, 2020

Judge blocks Trump’s order on state refugee settlement WASHINGTON (CNS) — A federal judge in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction Jan. 15 blocking the Trump administration from enforcing an executive […]

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Mom of twins says ‘miracle’ events led her to reject abortion, choose life

By Dave Hrbacek MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.  — Alonna Mertz prayed in front of abortion clinics as a teenager in Michigan, driven by her well-formed, pro-life conviction. Then, in 2017 as […]

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News Briefs: January 19, 2020

Legatus members are ‘ambassadors’ who bring their faith to the marketplace INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — When the Indianapolis chapter of Legatus marked its 30th anniversary, Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza […]

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CRS named ‘2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit’

BALTIMORE – Catholic Relief Services has been named a “2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, a provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. “We are honored to be named a 2019 […]

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Australian Catholics seek prayers as fires continue in four states

By David Ryan and Jordan Grantham As some of the worst wildfires in Australian history rage across four states, thousands of people in affected areas in New South Wales and […]

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Kenya Catholics seek donations for Muslims during Christmas season

By Fredrick Nzwili NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — Catholic leaders in northeastern Kenya are collecting donations to gift Muslims over Christmas season, despite attempts by al-Shabab Islamist militants to ignite a […]

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Catholic press continues mission to reach contemporary film audiences

By Chaz Muth NEW YORK (CNS) — The once influential Catholic film office had been able to get Hollywood studios to change content in movies it deemed morally offensive for […]

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Nativity sets keep Christ in Christmas year-round for Vermont Catholic

By Cori Fugere Urban GUILFORD, Vt. (CNS) — Christmas comes early to Shirley Squires’ Guilford home. Actually, it never quiet leaves her home, if the scores of Nativity sets she […]

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Santa has heart for bringing joy, true meaning of Christmas to children

By Dave Hrbacek WOODBURY, Minn. (CNS) — Bob Mathewson got a celebrity’s welcome at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic School one early December morning. All it took were three simple […]

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Bishop Conley of Lincoln, Neb., to take medical leave of absence

LINCOLN, Neb. (CNS) — The Diocese of Lincoln announced Dec. 13 that Bishop James D. Conley will take a medical leave of absence, effective immediately. Due to serious medical issues, […]

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News Briefs: December 22, 2019

Mary is loving mother, humble disciple, pope says on Guadalupe feast VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis said she reminds Catholics of […]

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New books for Catholic children discuss catechism, growing in faith

Reviewed by Regina Lordan The following children’s books are suitable for Christmas giving: “The Advent of Christmas” by Matt Maher, illustrated by Merce Tous. Wellspring Books (North Palm Beach, Florida, […]