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News Briefs: January 17, 2021

Pope amends canon law so women can be installed as lectors, acolytes VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recognizing “the gifts of each baptized person” — women and men — Pope Francis […]

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Evictions, homelessness could rise if lawmakers override governor’s veto

Advocates for the poor fear that an already dire housing crisis in the state could worsen dramatically if lawmakers override the governor’s veto of a landlord-tenant bill that was rushed […]

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Federal appeals court blocks Trump order on refugee resettlement

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A federal circuit court of appeals said a Trump administration executive order that would allow state and local government officials to reject refugees in their jurisdiction violated […]

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Washington pastors reflect on Capitol attack that hit close to home

By Mark Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Like many across the country, Father William Gurnee and Father Gary Studniewski watched in horror as a rioting mob stormed and ransacked the U.S. […]

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For World Day of the Sick, pope calls for health care for all

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praising those who help the sick and praying for those who are sick, Pope Francis called on Christians to practice what they preach, including by guaranteeing […]

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CHA letter to Biden reveals extensive list of health care priorities

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Health Association issued an extensive list of priorities it would like President-elect Joe Biden’s administration to pursue. Those priorities include strengthening the Affordable Care Act, […]

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Bishops call for an end to the federal death penalty

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A joint statement from two U.S. bishops who head different committees of the U.S. bishops called for an end to the federal use of the death penalty […]

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Pope says he was ‘astonished’ by violence at Capitol

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered prayers for the people of the United States “shaken by the recent siege on Congress” and prayed for the five people who lost […]

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Florida hospital tests medications to lessen pandemic’s deadly impact

By Tom Tracy FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNS) — With public health officials warning that COVID-19 vaccination rollouts won’t do much to tame the immediate dangers of the pandemic, a Florida […]

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News Briefs: January 10, 2021

Christ’s human condition a sign of God’s love, pope says at Angelus VATICAN CITY (CNS) — By taking on the frail human condition, God showed His love for humanity and […]

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Creighton University plans to divest from fossil fuels within a decade

OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — Creighton University plans to divest from fossil fuels over the next decade and turn toward investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. School officials announced the […]

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God gives everyone the task of being peacemakers, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the Catholic Church celebrated World Peace Day Jan. 1, Pope Francis offered prayers for the people of war-torn Yemen, especially the nation’s children left without […]