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New books for Catholic children discuss catechism, growing in faith

Reviewed by Regina Lordan The following children’s books are suitable for Christmas giving: “The Advent of Christmas” by Matt Maher, illustrated by Merce Tous. Wellspring Books (North Palm Beach, Florida, […]

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News Briefs: December 15, 2019

Immaculate Conception is feast of hope for sinners, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mary, conceived without sin, is a “masterpiece” who reflects “the beauty of God who is all […]

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March for Life theme borrows page from suffragist centennial

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The March for Life, the annual march in Washington to protest legalized abortion in the United States, is tying itself in 2020 to the women’s suffrage movement […]

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News Briefs: December 8, 2019

Pope advances sainthood causes of Canadian missionary, Polish martyr VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Bishop Ovide Charlebois — a Canadian Missionary Oblate of Mary […]

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Indiana Catholic Conference welcomes new executive director

Angela Espada knows how to connect with people. Her friend and former dean of Loyola New Orleans Law School, Maria Pabón, is one of many who can attest to that. […]

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Minnesota high school prepares for beatification of one of its own

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — A man who scrubbed toilets and shoveled sidewalks at Cretin-Derham Hall High School is on his way to becoming a saint, and the school is […]

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Young people take ‘Deep Dive’ into becoming vibrant Gospel witnesses

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Katie Prejean McGrady acknowledged a truth about the National Catholic Youth Conference and similar events. “All of us hit these walls when we leave these big events,” […]

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Movie Reviews: By the Office for Film and Broadcasting of the USCCB

Christmas movie tells story of orphans helped by guardian angels SAN DIEGO (CNS) — When it debuted in late 2018, “Buttons: A Christmas Tale” boasted an impressive number of famous […]

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News Briefs: December 1, 2019

Mission is seeking family members you don’t know yet, pope tells Thais BANGKOK (CNS) — Missionaries are not mercenaries, but beggars who recognize that some brothers and sisters are missing […]

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Want to add to hope, joy, reflection, healing? Do Advent

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Compared to Christmas, Easter and Lent, Advent is the Maytag repairman of liturgical seasons. Hardly anybody calls on it. To many, Advent may seem like four weeks […]

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Appeal helps religious communities care for aging members

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will take place Dec. 7-8 in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National […]

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Pope names Msgr. Robert J. McClory fifth bishop of Gary

GARY — Pope Francis announced Nov. 26 that he has selected Msgr. Robert J. McClory, a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit, to serve as the fifth bishop of the […]