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El Salvador marks 43rd anniversary of Jesuit’s martyrdom as beatification looms

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Even as the government of El Salvador announced a nationwide quarantine, hundreds flocked to a pilgrimage site March 12 to remember a Jesuit priest and his companions […]

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Late Scripture scholar’s commitment to students recalled as ‘unstinting’

TRENTON, N.J. (CNS) — The late Father Gerard S. Sloyan was “ever the teacher and pastor” whose commitment to students “was unstinting,” said one of the organizers of a recent […]

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Reporting system to record abuse complaints against bishops begins

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service, or CBAR, the system became […]

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USCCB launches ‘Walking With Moms in Need’ yearlong parish service project

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholic bishops are being asked to invite the parishes in their dioceses to join a nationwide effort called “Walking With Moms in Need: A Year of […]

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Legislation lifts barriers to careers for youth in poverty

For a young person in a poor family, an internship or other work-based learning opportunity can offer the first step to a better life. But for many impoverished youths in […]

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News Briefs: March 15, 2020

Priest offers suffering from brain tumor for victims of clergy sex abuse GREENCASTLE, Ind. (CNS) — Father John Hollowell cried as he sat in the confessional of St. Paul the […]

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Pope chooses ‘synodality’ as theme for 2022 synod

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has decided the next world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, which will take place in October 2022, will have the theme: “For a […]

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Wide-ranging plans hope to limit spread of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In an effort to stem the pandemic of COVID-19, bishops’ conferences and dioceses around the world began suspending public Masses. The measures were designed to “flatten the […]

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Ste. Anne Church named basilica, cementing its importance to Detroit

By Michael Stechschulte DETROIT (CNS) — It took just 319 years, but the Vatican has recognized the special dignity of Detroit’s oldest parish, Ste. Anne Parish, with the designation of […]

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News Briefs: March 8, 2020

Never engage in dialogue with the devil, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians should follow the example of Jesus in the desert by never trying to dialogue with the […]

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Recording artist Dana headlines Lenten program on Great Catholic Music

CANTON, Ohio (CNS) — Great Catholic Music, a free Catholic music platform with over 16,000 downloads, is partnering with Irish Catholic recording artist Dana this Lent to bring listeners the […]

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Assisted-suicide legislation fails to gain traction – for now

Another effort to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Indiana has stalled at the Statehouse, but the Catholic Church and other pro-life advocates remain watchful for developments on both the state and […]