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News Briefs: December 5, 2021

Pope: Discrimination against people with disabilities must end VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church must be a home for all, especially for people with disabilities who continue to face […]

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Collection helps aging sisters, brothers, priests in religious orders

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection Dec. 11-12. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office […]

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HHS rescinds rule protecting faith-based foster care, adoption agencies

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Nov. 18 rescinded a Trump administration rule that ensured faith-based social service agencies that provide adoption and foster care […]

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News Briefs: November 28, 2021

St. Joseph reminds Church to pay attention to the essential, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — During this time marked by global crisis, St. Joseph can offer people support, consolation […]

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Plans for three-year National Eucharistic Revival approved

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ focus on the significance of the Eucharist in the life of the Church isn’t just about the statement they approved at their fall meeting. […]

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Bishops approve new socially responsible investment guidelines

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Bishops approved new guidelines governing financial investments of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that include wider limits on where money would be invested and advance a […]

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Communion statement aims to ‘retrieve and revive’ understanding

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops approved their statement on the Eucharist with 222 “yes” votes Nov. 17, the second of two days of public sessions during their Nov. 15-18 […]

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Teaching media literacy seen as positive, but schools slow to add it

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Media literacy has shown itself to have positive effects. But schools across the United States have been slow to add it to their curriculum. “How are we […]

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News Briefs: November 21, 2021

Times Square billboard will promote, celebrate ‘Bible in a Year’ podcast WASHINGTON (CNS) — A billboard will go up in New York’s Times Square during Christmas and New Year’s to […]

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At COP26, Vatican delegation calls for solidarity with poorer nations

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the U.N. Climate Change Conference was nearing its final day, the Vatican delegation urged parties to deliver on the financing, resources and standards needed to […]

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Synod on synodality should not avoid problems, archbishop says in homily

By Christopher Gunty BALTIMORE (CNS) — More than 200 bishops and archbishops and six cardinals concelebrated the opening Mass for the fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops […]

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Bethlehem is open for business, waiting for tourists

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — When Christy Zeidan, office manager of the Three Arches 2 souvenir shop, put the key in the door lock for the first time in nearly […]