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‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing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

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Vatican official praises Catholic media for coverage of sex abuse crisis

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CNS) — In a remarkably frank and detailed speech, the Vatican official heading the department charged with reviewing clergy sexual abuse allegations told an assembly of Catholic […]

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Religious Freedom Week

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee for Religious Liberty, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, encourages Catholics to pray and act in support of […]

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News Briefs: June 23, 2019

Pro-lifers decry Illinois governor signing into law ‘extreme’ abortion bill CHICAGO (CNS) — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law an abortion bill that Illinois’ Catholic bishops said eliminates “even […]

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Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the […]