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After Bloody Saturday, Myanmar Catholics pray for peace, those who died

YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — While Catholics in Myanmar observed Palm Sunday, many in the Buddhist-majority country were crying at the funerals of more than 100 people killed the previous day. […]

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Boulder officer recalled as ‘man of character,’ ‘loving father’

BOULDER, Colo. (CNS) — Officer Eric Talley, an 11-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department, was the first to arrive at the scene of a mass shooting at a King […]

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Cacao Alliance creates jobs in El Salvador

Glendy Fernández de Valle, 33 and her daughter Hazel Valle, 11, live in Altavista, San Martín, San Salvador, El Salvador, where they run their family cacao business called Tetonalli. Tetonalli […]

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News Briefs: March 21, 2021

Catholic nonprofit will honor women religious who died of COVID-19 CHICAGO (CNS) — Chicago-based Catholic Extension plans to help 1,000 women religious with grants in memory of a group of […]

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News Briefs: March 14, 2021

Gomez: U.S. bishops’ working group set up last November completes work WASHINGTON (CNS) — A special working group of the U.S. bishops formed last November to deal with conflicts that […]

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Bishops address Johnson & Johnson vaccine

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, approved Feb. 27 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, raises moral concerns because it was “was developed, tested […]

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Solemnity of St. Joseph is March 19 — Church grants plenary indulgences for year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis announced Dec. 8 a special year dedicated to St. Joseph from Dec. 8, 2020, until Dec. 8, 2021, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation […]

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Madagascan puppet shows emphasize health, nutrition

In Madagascar, families gather to watch puppet shows that entertain and teach. They love seeing the brightly colored puppets talk to each other, tell stories and ask the crowd questions. […]

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News Briefs: March 7, 2021

Human rights advocate Sister Dianna Ortiz dies after brief illness CLEVELAND (CNS) — Ursuline Sister Dianna Ortiz was teaching indigenous children as a missionary in Guatemala in 1989 when her […]

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Iraq full of historic sites important to understanding Christianity

By Dale Gaviak AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Pope Francis hopes to embark on the first-ever papal visit to the biblical land of Iraq in early March in a spiritual pilgrimage […]

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News Briefs: February 28, 2021

Word change in missal doxology took effect on Ash Wednesday WASHINGTON (CNS) — A change in wording to the concluding doxology of orations in the Roman Missal, from “one God, […]

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Catholics reminded Lent a time of self-reflection, atonement, preparation

By Daniel Meloy DETROIT (CNS) — “Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron reflected on these words of […]