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Going After the Lost Sheep of Generation Z

Good Shepherd Sunday, held this year on April 21, is a poignant reminder of one of the Church’s sacred duties: to guide and nurture young people in their spiritual journey. […]

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Remembering Gaza’s Christians

“It is a very special Easter. We are closer than ever to the crucified Savior,” a Christian in Gaza recently told the Catholic relief agency Aid to the Church in […]

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Gender Ideology Is Among Major Threats to Religious Liberty

In the inaugural report by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the “State of Religious Liberty in the United States,” published on Tuesday, January 16, the landscape of religious […]

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Christmas in Solidarity with Christians in the Holy Land

As in all too many Christmases past, sobriety blankets the city of Bethlehem, where Christ’s birth is jubilantly celebrated each year. The joyous preparations that typically mark the approach of […]

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Anticipating Pope Francis’ Follow-up to Laudato Si’

Eight years have passed since the release of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical Laudato Si’. The document has undeniably contributed to raising awareness of environmental issues within the Catholic community and […]

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Listening? Catechizing? The Balancing Act of Accompaniment

The Catholic Church is facing a crisis of faith among young people. In recent years, there has been a steady decline in the number of young people who identify as […]

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News Briefs: August 6, 2023

U.S. Official Calls State of Religious Freedom in Nigeria ‘Abysmal,’ Says Country in ‘Slow -Motion Genocide’ WASHINGTON, D.C. (OSV News) – The chairman of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, […]

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The ‘life-changing’ experience of World Youth Day

BY MARIA WIERING AND PAULINA GUZIK OSV News — In 1997, then-19-year-old Jessica Smith sang on the papal stage at World Youth Day (WYD) in Paris as pilgrims made their […]

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FEATURE

Our World Has Lost the Catholic Understanding of Human Anthropology

By Theresa Farnan, Ph.D. In a growing national divide, 16 states have recently passed laws limiting or banning “gender transition” procedures, while three states — and counting — have declared themselves “trans […]

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Emerging Age-Verification Laws Will Make the Internet Safer

A new Utah law, SB 287, which went into effect on Wednesday, May 3, began to restrict minors’ access to pornographic websites. The law requires websites that distribute “pornography and other […]

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OSV Launches ‘Comprehensive Investigation’ After ‘Suspicious Activity’ Found on Network

HUNTINGTON, Indiana (OSV News) — Our Sunday Visitor, one of the largest Catholic resource providers in the world, announced on May 5 an incident regarding data security within the company […]

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How to Make Our Catholic Parishes Vibrant Once Again

A recent Pew Research Center study caught the eye of many Catholics, despite the fact that the information the study conveyed wasn’t really news. Latinos are disaffiliating from the Catholic […]