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‘Gospel of life’ needed now more than ever, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Defending life is not an abstract concept but a duty for all Christians and it means protecting the unborn, the poor, the sick, the unemployed and […]

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Religious find inventive techniques of caring for community in isolation

By Chaz Muth WASHINGTON (CNS) — As people throughout the U.S. self-isolate and retreat from daily life amid the COVID-19 pandemic, priests and women religious have become beacons of hope […]

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Pope: Personnel, priests caring for COVID-19 patients are heroes

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the number of priests and religious dying from coronavirus-related illnesses rising, Pope Francis offered his prayers for those who died after being infected helping COVID-19 […]

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Catholics urged to support Middle East Christians on Good Friday

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Middle East, which continues to face many hardships and challenges, needs the ongoing support of Catholics around the world, a Vatican official said. “Long and […]

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‘Every man for himself’ is not a solution to pandemic, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As more and more countries start to feel the economic pinch due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis urged business leaders to seek solutions that will […]

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News Briefs: March 29, 2020

Kathleen McChesney, advocate for abuse victims, to receive Laetare Medal WASHINGTON (CNS) — Kathleen McChesney, a former FBI executive assistant and the first person to lead the U.S. bishops’ Office […]

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Ethicists, lawyers see dangers in rationing of scarce health resources

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien BALTIMORE (CNS) — Catholic ethicists and legal experts are sounding the alarm that the scarcity of resources such as ventilators and hospital beds during the current […]

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North American College decides to send all its seminarians home

ROME (CNS) — With more than half of its seminarians already back in the United States, the Pontifical North American College in Rome is sending its students home. “In consultation […]

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Pope announces extraordinary ‘urbi et orbi’ blessing March 27

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at […]

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Special indulgences related to COVID-19 announced by Vatican

From the Apostolic Penitentiary on March 20, 2020: “The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to […]

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News Briefs: March 22, 2020

Pope entrusts world threatened by coronavirus pandemic to Mary VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis entrusted to Jesus’ mother the suffering and anguish of millions of people affected by the […]

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Measure promoting respect for life among ICC’s 2020 successes

A major pro-life victory was among the highlights of this year’s short session of the Indiana General Assembly, which saw successes as well as setbacks for the Indiana Catholic Conference.  […]