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Religious Freedom Week: Pray and act

WASHINGTON — Religious Freedom Week, “For the Good of All,” takes place from June 22, the Memorial of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, through June 29, the Solemnity of […]

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Bishops of US, Canada will consecrate their nations to Mary May 1

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic […]

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Heartfelt healing amid the coronavirus crisis

By Mike Hoffman Editor’s Note: April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month The following reflection was shared in the April issue of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat […]

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Divine Mercy Sunday — The Lord’s mercy extends to all people and to all sins

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each year, on the Second Sunday of Easter, the Church celebrates the Sunday of Divine Mercy. On this day, Catholics contemplate the fullness of the Paschal Mystery […]

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USCCB launches ‘Walking With Moms in Need’ yearlong parish service project

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholic bishops are being asked to invite the parishes in their dioceses to join a nationwide effort called “Walking With Moms in Need: A Year of […]

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Status report: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

WASHINGTON — In 2012, the Department of Homeland Security initiated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for certain undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children and […]

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Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

WASHINGTON — On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion throughout the United States in companion decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Since that time, millions of […]

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Movie Reviews: By the Office for Film and Broadcasting of the USCCB

Christmas movie tells story of orphans helped by guardian angels SAN DIEGO (CNS) — When it debuted in late 2018, “Buttons: A Christmas Tale” boasted an impressive number of famous […]

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Appeal helps religious communities care for aging members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will take place Dec. 7-8 in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National […]

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¡Viva Cristo Rey!

By Sister Theresa Marie Nguyen, OP “Who is this King of glory?”                            – Psalm 24:10 “¡Viva, Cristo […]

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When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women

“In the beginning, I was young . . . he was handsome. He said I was beautiful, smart, worthy of love . . . made me feel that way. And […]

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Top reasons to oppose assisted suicide

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The deadly and dangerous practice of assisted suicide is now legal in five states: Oregon, Washington, Vermont, California and Colorado, and the District of Columbia, the nation’s […]