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Book could stimulate discussion on being a Catholic man today

By Mitch Finley (CNS) — Thomas Wurtz is founder and director of Varsity Catholic, a division for college athletes of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. He writes that “our […]

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News Briefs: November 15, 2020

Christians, Hindus called to spread hope, pontifical council says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the midst of a pandemic, when so many people are suffering and tempted to despair, the […]

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Seminarian has long road to vocation, calls it ‘a miracle’ he’s in seminary

By Tom Tracy MIAMI (CNS) — Deacon Paul Pierce, a deacon hoping to be ordained a priest as soon as next year, has been on a long, improbable but faith-filled […]

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Memories still vivid 75 years after end of WWII; veterans recall service

By Andy Telli NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Catholic families in the Diocese of Nashville were affected by World War II like every family in the country. They fought on the […]

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News Briefs: November 11, 2020

With euthanasia in New Zealand, ‘we are about to cross a Rubicon’ WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CNS) — A prominent adviser to New Zealand’s bishops expressed dismay that voters approved euthanasia […]

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Vatican Christmas: Details of stamps, Nativity scene, tree released

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although the Vatican knows Christmas may be very different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it already has chosen its stamps and the Nativity scene […]

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News Briefs: November 1, 2020

Parish’s pumpkin patch brings church, school and neighborhood together MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) — About 1,500 pumpkins of varying sizes and colors have taken up residence on the grounds of Our Lady […]

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Cardinal-designate Gregory thanks pope ‘with grateful, humble heart’

By Mark Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Wilton D. Gregory, installed as Washington’ s archbishop in May 2019, thanked Pope Francis “with a very grateful and humble heart” for naming […]

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Supreme Court to hear cases emerging from administration’s immigration policies

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases stemming from President Donald Trump’s immigration policies related to financing border wall construction and the requirement that asylum-seekers […]

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Parents: Baby miraculously cured in utero, now 5, ‘has changed our life’

By Andy Telli DICKSON, Tenn. (CNS) — Mikey Schachle, who turned 5 in May, climbs onto a stump in the yard of his family’s home in Dickson. He carefully takes […]

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‘Code of silence’ allows domestic abuse to go unchallenged

By Colleen Rowan WHEELING, W.Va. (CNS) — Violence comes in many forms, but its goal is always control, Bishop Mark E. Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston said in his homily at the […]

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News Briefs: October 18, 2020

COVID-19, race, abortion and Supreme Court top issues for Pence, Harris WASHINGTON (CNS) — The COVID-19 pandemic, abortion and the Supreme Court, and race were among the top issues debated […]