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Bishops applaud HHS rule change that aids adoption, foster care providers

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Department of Health and Human Services modified rule that helps ensure that faith-based social service providers will not be excluded from certain federally funded programs was […]

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Heavy security in D.C., ongoing pandemic mean March for Life will be virtual

By Kurt Jensen WASHINGTON (CNS) — For the first time since 1974, when it first began, the message of the national March for Life to participants is: Stay home. Like […]

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For Ash Wednesday, Vatican asks priests to ‘sprinkle’ ashes on heads

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments asked priests to take special anti-COVID-19 precautions this year when distributing ashes on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, […]

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Authors find spiritual lessons amid pandemic’s restrictions

Reviewed by Kurt Jensen WASHINGTON (CNS) — Under COVID-19 pandemic isolation and its steadily escalating death toll, managing the anxiety of ordinarily stressful life passages has become exponentially unbearable. Michael […]

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News Briefs: January 17, 2021

Pope amends canon law so women can be installed as lectors, acolytes VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recognizing “the gifts of each baptized person” — women and men — Pope Francis […]

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Federal appeals court blocks Trump order on refugee resettlement

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A federal circuit court of appeals said a Trump administration executive order that would allow state and local government officials to reject refugees in their jurisdiction violated […]

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Washington pastors reflect on Capitol attack that hit close to home

By Mark Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Like many across the country, Father William Gurnee and Father Gary Studniewski watched in horror as a rioting mob stormed and ransacked the U.S. […]

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Bishops call for an end to the federal death penalty

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A joint statement from two U.S. bishops who head different committees of the U.S. bishops called for an end to the federal use of the death penalty […]

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Florida hospital tests medications to lessen pandemic’s deadly impact

By Tom Tracy FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNS) — With public health officials warning that COVID-19 vaccination rollouts won’t do much to tame the immediate dangers of the pandemic, a Florida […]

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News Briefs: January 10, 2021

Christ’s human condition a sign of God’s love, pope says at Angelus VATICAN CITY (CNS) — By taking on the frail human condition, God showed His love for humanity and […]

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Creighton University plans to divest from fossil fuels within a decade

OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — Creighton University plans to divest from fossil fuels over the next decade and turn toward investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. School officials announced the […]

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News Briefs: January 3, 2021

Week of prayer focuses on reconciliation among Christians VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity should help Christians see that the closer they draw to […]