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News Briefs: July 7, 2019

Pope announces themes for upcoming WYD celebrations VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Announcing the themes for the next three local World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis called on young men and […]

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News Briefs: June 23, 2019

Pro-lifers decry Illinois governor signing into law ‘extreme’ abortion bill CHICAGO (CNS) — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law an abortion bill that Illinois’ Catholic bishops said eliminates “even […]

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News Briefs: June 9, 2019

Missouri could be first state where no abortions can be performed ST. LOUIS (CNS) — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will […]

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Come July 1, Knights of Columbus get a new look after 79 years

By Mickey Conlon TORONTO (CNS) — A long-standing tradition will end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its fourth-degree members. July […]

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Pro-life leaders applaud passage of abortion bill in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (CNS) — By passing a bill to ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, the Alabama Legislature has recognized that abortion is “the extinguishing of a unique human life,” […]

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News Briefs: May 26, 2019

U.S. bishops ‘gravely disappointed’ with House passage of Equality Act WASHINGTON (CNS) — Five U.S. bishops, chairmen of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committees or subcommittees, said May 17 they […]

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News Briefs: May 12, 2019

No ‘Hesburgh’ picture without ‘Catholics vs. Convicts,’ filmmaker says WASHINGTON (CNS) — Patrick Creadon, who made the new documentary “Hesburgh” about Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh, the priest who led […]

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Sri Lankan bombings impact US parish with ties to seminarian

By Gina Christian PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — The fallout from the Easter Sunday bombings in three Sri Lankan cities has reached a Philadelphia parish. “Our whole parish is shaken,” said Father […]

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Bishops hear pain and hope at racism listening session in Baltimore

By Christopher Gunty BALTIMORE (CNS) — Participants in a racism listening session sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore April 29 brought a variety of experiences to the attention of Baltimore’s […]

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Jockey’s Catholic faith ‘means everything to me’

By Jessica Able LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) – Jockey Mike Smith, a Catholic who rode Justify last year to a Triple Crown victory, prays before every race, but he doesn’t pray […]

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Church across street from Charlotte campus shooting prays for peace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) — People gathered to pray at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlotte the day after a student opened fire April 30 in a classroom at the University […]

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News Briefs: May 5, 2019

Pope makes donation to help migrants traveling through Mexico TAPACHULA, Mexico (CNS) — Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to assist migrants attempting to travel through Mexico, but who are increasingly […]