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Survivor: No more turning away

By Gina Christian Listening to some songs is a kind of time travel — a few notes, and you’re instantly back years, not just remembering but reliving a moment from […]

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Pope names Bishop Hying of Gary new bishop of Madison

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Bishop Donald J. Hying of Gary as the new bishop of Madison, Wisconsin. The appointment was announced April 25 in Washington by Archbishop […]

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News Briefs: April 28, 2019

Rwandan bishops apologize for letter urging release of old, ill convicts KIGALI, Rwanda (CNS) — Rwanda’s Catholic bishops apologized for urging the release of some prisoners convicted for roles in […]

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Saints give solace in coping with effects of sex abuse

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dawn Eden Goldstein overcame the “spiritually isolating” effects of childhood sexual abuse via the communion of saints, as she recounts in her unusual memoir “My Peace I […]

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Catholic leaders nationwide react to Notre Dame Cathedral fire

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As U.S. Catholic leaders grappled with the enormity of the April 15 fire that ruined the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the word “iconic” came to mind […]

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Massive Sri Lanka Easter bombings traced to little-known group

By Michael Sainsbury BANGKOK (CNS) — The Sri Lankan government blamed little-known Islamic group National Thowheeth Jama’ath for the Easter suicide bombings that targeted three churches and three luxury hotels […]

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Protocols to address abuse in U.S. dioceses in place since 2002

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Surveys show that many Catholics are unaware of the steps that the bishops have taken since 2002 to prevent child abuse and to monitor its own performance. […]

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Singer-songwriter presents Crucifixion in concert

By Joanne Fox SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) — Singer-songwriter Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron confessed she didn’t always like Holy Week. “It always seemed to be full of sadness,” she told the […]

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Survivor: ‘Jesus is light that shows us way’ to stop exploitation

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Jewell Baraka’s voice tightened when asked about her youth. “Prostituted by my father from age 11 to 14, then exploited in pornography from 14 to 17 — […]

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‘Why do you look for the living among the dead?’

This 15th-century painting from the Royal Library of Turin in Italy shows an empty tomb depicting the Resurrection. Easter, the chief feast in the liturgical calendars of all Christian churches, […]

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News Briefs: April 21, 2019

Ohio governor signs fetal heartbeat law, setting stage for legal challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNS) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill that would make it illegal to carry out […]

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Foot-care ministry offers physical relief, friendship to homeless

By Katie Scott PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Rodger placed his backpack next to a chair, sat down and unlaced worn-out shoes. “They told me there are going to be Epsom […]