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Ste. Anne Church named basilica, cementing its importance to Detroit

By Michael Stechschulte DETROIT (CNS) — It took just 319 years, but the Vatican has recognized the special dignity of Detroit’s oldest parish, Ste. Anne Parish, with the designation of […]

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News Briefs: March 8, 2020

Never engage in dialogue with the devil, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians should follow the example of Jesus in the desert by never trying to dialogue with the […]

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Recording artist Dana headlines Lenten program on Great Catholic Music

CANTON, Ohio (CNS) — Great Catholic Music, a free Catholic music platform with over 16,000 downloads, is partnering with Irish Catholic recording artist Dana this Lent to bring listeners the […]

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Marriage preparation for previously married couples gives unique emphasis

By Barb Arland-Fye DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) — Each of the 12 couples participating in a recent marriage preparation program at the St. Vincent Center in Davenport shared a common experience […]

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News Briefs: March 1, 2020

Catholics ‘unfriend’ social media, choose ‘digital detox’ for Lent BALTIMORE (CNS) — No selfies. No cat videos. Not even an artfully composed photo of avocado toast. Come Ash Wednesday, Feb. […]

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Leap year’s extra day has a Catholic origin

By Donis Tracy BOSTON (CNS) — The extra day that comes approximately once every four years is a way to adapt the calendar year to the astronomical year. But did […]

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Books offer spiritual nourishment during Lent, Easter season

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Here are some new books that might be useful for spiritual reading during Lent and the Easter season: — “Sacred Space for Lent 2020” by the Irish […]

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News Briefs: February 23, 2020

Change to public charge rule seen to have chilling effect on immigrants NEW YORK (CNS) — Widespread confusion about a recent change to the so-called “public charge” law that limits […]

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Love of God, reverence for Mary mark installation of Gary’s new bishop

By Marlene A. Zloza GARY, Ind. (CNS) — Bishop Robert J. McClory embraced the people of the Diocese of Gary with these words: “I will love you and honor you […]

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News Briefs: February 16, 2020

Inviting neighbors to say rosary together leads to community of prayer OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (CNS) — It was an invitation Erin Joerger never expected to receive from a neighbor: “We’re […]

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Daily prayer is key to Catholics remaining active in church

By Michael Brown TUCSON, Ariz. (CNS) — Robert Feduccia, founding director of the Youth Liturgical Leadership Program at St. Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Indiana, made respect for […]

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Mother gives hope by sharing story of adopting out baby boy

By Christina Gray SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — Kathy Folan had many dreams as a young philosophy student at the University of San Francisco in the 1990s. Sharing a stage one […]