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Actor Gary Sinise describes his road to the Catholic Church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” followed a rather unusual path to becoming a Catholic. In […]

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Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — All eyes and ears will be on the Vatican during an unprecedented gathering Feb. 21-24 to discuss the protection of minors in the Catholic Church. When […]

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Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

WASHINGTON (CNS) — An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group on […]

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In Panama, couple says series of ‘yeses’ led to vocation of marriage

By Kelly Sankowski PANAMA CITY (CNS)  A young Catholic couple told World Youth Day pilgrims about the series of “yeses” that transformed their lives. “If you told me five years ago […]

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New movie ‘Across’ tells story of Father Augustus Tolton

By Robert Alan Glover NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest ordained for a diocese in the United States, was born into slavery and endured myriad […]

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McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington. The Vatican announced the decision […]

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Child sex abuse called ‘a serious and pervasive’ issue in U.S. society

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Child sexual abuse in the United States is at epidemic levels. More than 60,000 children are reported to have been abused every year, outnumbering those killed by […]

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News Briefs: February 17, 2019

Women religious organization issues statement on abuse of sisters WASHINGTON (CNS) — Days after the pope acknowledged abuse of nuns and sisters by priests and bishops, the largest U.S. organization […]

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Bishops call Virginia effort to expand abortion ‘vicious,’ ‘horrifying’

RICHMOND, Va. (CNS) — Richmond Bishop Barry C. Knestout said the words “horrific, outrageous, vicious” were “in my heart” when he heard about a measure proposed in the Virginia Legislature […]

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News Briefs: February 10, 2019

Cardinal Dolan criticizes Cuomo for ‘stinging criticism’ of Church NEW YORK (CNS) — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan in a Sirius XM broadcast Jan. 29 criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo […]

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Arabian Peninsula has ancient Christian heritage

By Dale Gavlak JUBAIL, Saudi Arabia (CNS) — As Pope Francis embarks on the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, few may realize that the predominantly Muslim region carries […]

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St. Vincent de Paul to coordinate re-entry programs for former prisoners

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the Society of St. Vincent de Paul continues to evolve into an organization that asks why the people it serves are poor, one unavoidable answer is […]