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Catholic liturgies avoid Christmas decorations, carols in Advent

WASHINGTON (CNS)— During the weeks before Christmas, Catholic churches stand out for what they are missing. Unlike stores, malls, public buildings and homes that start gearing up for Christmas at […]

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Church leaders decry plan to end TPS for Haitians

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Advocates and Church leaders rallied around 58,000 Haitians living in the United States since a ferocious 2010 earthquake after the Trump administration moved to end a humanitarian […]

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To experience one of the holiest Christian sites, go to Washington

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the nation’s capital, a $15 museum ticket and pair of 3-D glasses is the passport Christian pilgrims and others need to experience what may be the […]

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Youth urged to remember they’re ‘beloved children of God, called by name’

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — The sound of more than 20,000 teens screaming and singing along with raucous music of Christian hip-hop band TobyMac was loud. The sound of the same number […]

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U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

BALTIMORE (CNS) — At the start of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 13, U.S. Catholic bishops faced some big issues — immigration and racism — straight on and […]

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News Briefs: November 26, 2017

Chinese officials pay to swap religious images for portraits of Xi HONG KONG (CNS) — Officials in China’s eastern Jiangxi province have replaced religious images displayed by Christian families with […]

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Groups urge law protecting conscientious objection to abortion

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Rep. Chris Smith, the New Jersey Republican who co-chairs the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, made another push Nov. 8 for passage of the Conscience Protection Act. The […]

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Nation’s leaders urged to ‘engage in real debate’ on curbing gun violence

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The nation’s leaders “must engage in a real debate about needed measures to save lives and make our communities safer,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ […]

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Detroit Catholics at ‘fever pitch’ over beatification of Father Casey

DETROIT (CNS) — For decades during the Great Depression and afterward, Capuchin Franciscan Father Solanus Casey was the “go-to” guy for those who were sick, poor, afflicted or discouraged in […]

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Cardinal praises USCCB for century of working for ‘a more just society’

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The mission of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is as timely now as 100 years ago when the conference was founded as a “wise and Spirit-filled […]

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After Harvey, faith fuels Houston fans; team wins World Series

By James Ramos HOUSTON (CNS) — Baseball bats and rosary beads were the only thing on Tonya Killian’s mind as she walked toward Minute Maid Park for Game 3 of […]

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USCCB president decries massive shooting at Texas Baptist church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic Church stands “in unity” with the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and the larger community after a shooting during Sunday services took the lives of […]