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Santa has heart for bringing joy, true meaning of Christmas to children

By Dave Hrbacek WOODBURY, Minn. (CNS) — Bob Mathewson got a celebrity’s welcome at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic School one early December morning. All it took were three simple […]

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Bishop Conley of Lincoln, Neb., to take medical leave of absence

LINCOLN, Neb. (CNS) — The Diocese of Lincoln announced Dec. 13 that Bishop James D. Conley will take a medical leave of absence, effective immediately. Due to serious medical issues, […]

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News Briefs: December 22, 2019

Mary is loving mother, humble disciple, pope says on Guadalupe feast VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis said she reminds Catholics of […]

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New books for Catholic children discuss catechism, growing in faith

Reviewed by Regina Lordan The following children’s books are suitable for Christmas giving: “The Advent of Christmas” by Matt Maher, illustrated by Merce Tous. Wellspring Books (North Palm Beach, Florida, […]

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News Briefs: December 15, 2019

Immaculate Conception is feast of hope for sinners, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mary, conceived without sin, is a “masterpiece” who reflects “the beauty of God who is all […]

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News Briefs: December 8, 2019

Pope advances sainthood causes of Canadian missionary, Polish martyr VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Bishop Ovide Charlebois — a Canadian Missionary Oblate of Mary […]

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Beatification for Archbishop Sheen postponed

Catholics pledged to have Masses said in support of Sheen WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Dec. 3 announcement by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, that the Vatican has decided to postpone […]

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News Briefs: December 1, 2019

Mission is seeking family members you don’t know yet, pope tells Thais BANGKOK (CNS) — Missionaries are not mercenaries, but beggars who recognize that some brothers and sisters are missing […]

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Archbishop Sheen’s upcoming beatification greeted with joy, thanksgiving

By Tom Dermody PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — With joy and thanksgiving, officials and faithful throughout the Diocese of Peoria and around the globe welcomed the announcement Nov. 18 that Pope […]

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News Briefs: November 24, 2019

Catholic leaders thank Rodney Reed supporters, pray for justice WASHINGTON (CNS) — Five days before the scheduled execution of death-row inmate Rodney Reed — who gained attention of Catholic leaders […]

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News Briefs: November 17, 2019

Federal judge halts Trump administration conscience protection rule NEW YORK (CNS) — A U.S. District Court judge’s Nov. 6 ruling that halts a Trump administration conscience protection rule for health […]

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Vatican I’s 150th anniversary: Understanding the council yesterday and today

By Kristin Colberg Dec. 8 will mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council. On Dec. 8, 1869, more than 700 bishops gathered in St. Peter’s […]