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News Briefs: February 21, 2021

Bill would block taxpayer funding of abortion, make Hyde Amendment permanent WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, has introduced a bill to prohibit use of federal taxpayer […]

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News Briefs: February 14, 2021

Pope adds Martha, Mary and Lazarus, Church doctors to universal calendar VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recognizing their welcome of and witness to Christ, Pope Francis has approved changing the liturgical […]

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Kelly to succeed Anderson as Knights of Columbus CEO

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — Patrick Kelly, a retired U.S. Navy captain, is the new leader of the Knights of Columbus, succeeding Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, who has headed […]

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SEEK21 speakers share faith experiences, say Christ has all the answers

By Maurice Beaulieu ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — A bishop and a religious sister who shared the keynote spotlight on the opening night of SEEK21, this year’s national conference of the […]

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Black Catholic is trailblazer in science; she has been geneticist for 56 years

By Karen Pulfer Focht MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CNS) — As a child, Sheila Stiles Jewell played outside of the public housing where her family lived in Memphis. She felt one with […]

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Young people urged to be ‘persistent in highlighting’ the sacredness of life

By Richard Szczepanowski  WASHINGTON (CNS) — The continuing COVID-19 pandemic and strict restrictions intended to slow its spread did not stop young people and others from rallying, praying and standing […]

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Justice for unborn called ‘foundational’ principle of pro-life movement

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Supreme Knight Carl Anderson urged the pro-life movement to remain committed to four foundational principles: justice, truth, democracy and compassion. “The first is our commitment to justice,” […]

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News Briefs: February 7, 2021

Archbishop welcomes federal actions on housing, hunger as pandemic continues WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee welcomed the extension of the federal eviction moratorium […]

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News Briefs: January 31, 2021

At national memorial, Cardinal Gregory prays for all who died of COVID-19 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying the nation “reverently pauses in supplication to remember and to pray for the many […]

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In Jordan, patriarch reaffirms baptismal site, Church’s work with refugees

By Dale Gaviak AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) – Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s recognition of the official baptism site of Jesus in Jordan and said […]

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News Briefs: January 24, 2021

Federal appeals court continues hold on Arkansas laws restricting abortion LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CNS) — A federal appeals court reaffirmed a hold on an Arkansas law that bans abortions 18 […]

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Gomez: As Rev. King urged, meet forces of hate, ignorance ‘with power of love’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “we must meet the forces of hate and ignorance with the power of love,” the president of […]