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Bishop lays out policies for ‘morally acceptable’ tax reform

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a new letter to members of Congress, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, outlined a sweeping package of changes in pending tax reform legislation to […]

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Iowa priest honored for heroism as chaplain at Pearl Harbor

By Dan Russo DUBUQUE, Iowa (CNS) — Relatives of the first chaplain to die in World War II accepted the Silver Star on his behalf 76 years to the day […]

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‘Crowning jewel’ of national shrine — Trinity Dome Mosaic — dedicated

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The overflowing congregation at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception hardly needed reminding to raise their “eyes to the heavens” during a dedication […]

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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 […]