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Poor Clare marks silver jubilee; she traded hoops for life of prayer

By Elizabeth A. Elliott ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) — The last time Poor Clare Sister Rose Marie of the Queen of Angels hugged her mom or other family members was in 1994 […]

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News Briefs: July 21, 2019

‘Dad-vocate’ for Down syndrome children offers powerful pro-life example CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) — While most of the country was winding down from its Independence Day festivities, another type of celebration […]

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Detroit Catholics help save iconic Ontario church

By Dan Meloy WINDSOR, Ontario (CNS) — Detroiters might soon notice a bronze glow on the horizon as they stare south across the Detroit River. Across the river from historic […]

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Faith leaders decry ICE deportations, say action causes anxiety, fear

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many Catholic and other faith leaders noted that the Gospel reading for July 14 — the day U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was to carry out deportation […]

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Defending Amazon against loggers, ranchers, agribusiness can be dangerous

ANAPU, Brazil (CNS) — Across a stream and down a dirt road at the edge of this Amazonian town, a carefully tended crypt marks the burial place of Notre Dame […]

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Synod on the Amazon to discuss Church’s ministry in complex region

LIMA, Peru (CNS) — When Pope Francis came face to face with more than 2,000 Amazonian indigenous people in Peru in January 2018, he told them the place where they […]

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‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

By Pablo Kay LOS ANGELES (CNS) — In a last-minute twist, a California bill that would have required priests to break the sacramental seal of confession was shelved by its […]

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Mom says miracle in Sheen cause that saved her son a gift to whole Church

By Jennifer Willems PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — As Bonnie Engstrom watched lifesaving measures being taken for her son, who had been born just moments before without a pulse or drawing […]

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Pope names women as full members of congregation for religious

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named six superiors of women’s religious orders, a consecrated laywoman and the superior of the De La Salle Christian Brothers to be full members […]

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News Briefs: July 7, 2019

Pope announces themes for upcoming WYD celebrations VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Announcing the themes for the next three local World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis called on young men and […]

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Catholic schools diverge over status of teachers in same-sex unions

Updated June 28. WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two Catholic high schools in the Indianapolis archdiocese took different actions in late June over employees who are in same-sex marriages. Cathedral Catholic High […]

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Deacon Tardy has vision for strong NBCCC

The new president of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus calls the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, and specifically St. Augustine Parish, home. If someone had told a young Melvin […]