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News Briefs: April 18, 2021

Five priests, two nuns, three laypeople kidnapped in Haiti VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The latest victims of rampant kidnappings in Haiti are five priests, two nuns and three laypeople who […]

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School Choice Scholarship Program: ‘Still more work to do’

As Indiana marks a decade of school choice and increased opportunities, legislation would expand the innovative program to more families. Exactly 10 years after the passage of groundbreaking legislation that […]

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Catholic educators share unexpected lessons of teaching in pandemic

WASHINGTON (CNS) — No one has to tell Catholic school teachers how different this past year has been. At the start of the pandemic last spring, most Catholic schools adapted […]

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Knights of Columbus open critical conversation for parents on child sex abuse

By Peter Jesserer Smith Most parents operate under a naive belief their family is ‘immune’ from sex abuse — but without proper awareness, experts indicate they could actually be the […]

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Down syndrome advocate promotes employment for ‘friends like me’

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (CNS) — Mark Hublar is a people person. The fact radiates in his greeting — the friendly smile, the extended hand, the confident eye contact and the […]

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News Briefs: April 11, 2021

Catholic groups, bishops pray for end to anti-Asian hate crimes, violence WASHINGTON (CNS) — Asian and Pacific Islander Catholic groups and a number of Catholic bishops have joined their voices […]

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Cardinal Parolin says Church divisions stem from misunderstanding ‘reform’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Three days after the preacher of the papal household called on Catholics to repent for the ways they are dividing the Church, the Vatican secretary of […]

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Myanmar cardinal says Easter must be beginning of nation’s healing

YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has called on the citizens of Myanmar, which is witnessing merciless killings by security forces, not to give up hope. “The […]

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News Briefs: April 4, 2021

Vatican statistics show continued growth in number of Catholics worldwide VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The number of Catholics and permanent deacons in the world has shown steady growth, while the […]

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Bill seeks to simplify health care advance planning, ease burden for patients and families 

As COVID-19 continues to spotlight the importance of health care and end-of-life decision-making like never before, advance directive legislation moving forward at the Statehouse may make it easier for Hoosiers […]

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Boulder officer recalled as ‘man of character,’ ‘loving father’

BOULDER, Colo. (CNS) — Officer Eric Talley, an 11-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department, was the first to arrive at the scene of a mass shooting at a King […]

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Legislation would eliminate licensing requirement to carry handguns

Lawmakers are considering a measure that would make Indiana the 17th state to allow individuals to carry a handgun without a license — a move opposed by many in the […]