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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 […]

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News Briefs: December 20, 2020

Jupiter, Saturn to put on ‘Christmas Star’ show at winter solstice CLEVELAND (CNS) — A once-every-two-decade conjunction involving the solar system’s two gas giants will give earthbound observers a look […]

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Catholic agencies deliver aid to Ethiopia’s Tigray region

By Frederick Nzwili NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — Amid fears that many areas in Ethiopia’s Tigray region remained unsafe, Catholic humanitarian agencies and their partners were moving food and other supplies […]

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Nun, who claims ‘divine help,’ advances to final of MasterChef Brasil

By Lise Alves SAO PAULO (CNS) — A Brazilian nun who has moved into the finals of a TV cooking show said she received “divine help” and prayed the entire […]

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Pope says Catholics can receive plenary indulgence for Guadalupe devotion

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — With the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe closed for her feast to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Pope Francis said Catholics still can receive a […]

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New books for teens, kids focus on morality, Bible, Jesus

YARDLEY, Pa. (CNS) — The following books are suitable for Christmas giving. “The Spider Who Saved Christmas: A Legend” by Raymond Arroyo, illustrated by Randy Gallegos. Sophia Institute Press (Manchester, […]

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News Briefs: December 13, 2020

Trier’s Catholic cathedral becomes center of mourning after SUV attack BERLIN (CNS) — People gathered in Trier’s cathedral the evening of Dec. 1 to pray for the victims of a […]

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News Briefs: December 6, 2020

Extension’s ‘Advent Alms’ program aims to help poor US Catholic communities CHICAGO (CNS) — To support poor faith communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Extension is launching “Advent […]

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Black Catholics express joy at elevation of first African American cardinal

By Mark Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — To Father Robert Boxie III, the Catholic chaplain at Howard University in Washington, the naming of Washington’s archbishop “as a cardinal is huge, it’s […]

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News Briefs: November 29, 2020

Bishops reauthorize anti-racism ad hoc committee for three more years WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops renewed the mandate of their Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism for a second three-year […]

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News Briefs: November 22, 2020

Vatican official marks anniversary of ‘martyred’ Jesuits VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The recent conviction of a former Salvadoran colonel for the murder of five Spanish Jesuit priests during the civil […]

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WYD cross to be given to Portuguese young people at pope’s Mass Nov. 22

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young people representing their peers in Panama will hand the World Youth Day cross to young people from Portugal at the end of Pope Francis’ Mass […]