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Religious Freedom Week

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee for Religious Liberty, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, encourages Catholics to pray and act in support of […]

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News Briefs: June 23, 2019

Pro-lifers decry Illinois governor signing into law ‘extreme’ abortion bill CHICAGO (CNS) — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law an abortion bill that Illinois’ Catholic bishops said eliminates “even […]

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Pope advances sainthood causes for U.S. priest, Spanish martyrs

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, who was the first African American diocesan priest in the United States and founder of the […]

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Gender ideology is opposed to faith, reason, Vatican office says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic schools must help parents teach young people that biological sex and gender are naturally fixed at birth and part of God’s plan for creation, said […]

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Bishops’ actions at spring meeting called a ‘work in progress’

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The gathering of U.S. bishops June 11-13 in Baltimore was anything but business as usual. “The spring meetings are usually more pastoral, and the November meeting has […]

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Response to Church abuse crisis looms large at bishops’ spring meeting

BALTIMORE (CNS) — At the start of the June 11-13 spring assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, it was clear the bishops had a task at hand: to respond […]

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News Briefs: June 9, 2019

Missouri could be first state where no abortions can be performed ST. LOUIS (CNS) — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will […]

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Come July 1, Knights of Columbus get a new look after 79 years

By Mickey Conlon TORONTO (CNS) — A long-standing tradition will end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its fourth-degree members. July […]

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Supreme Court allows fetal burials, rejects abortion limits in Indiana

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two different aspects of Indiana abortion laws May 28. It upheld a state law — reversing an appeals court ruling […]

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Catholic Communication Campaign helps church evangelize, inform Catholics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic communications in all forms — print, digital, broadcast, social media — are essential to informing the Catholic faithful about the Catholic Church, two Church communicators told […]

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News Briefs: May 26, 2019

U.S. bishops ‘gravely disappointed’ with House passage of Equality Act WASHINGTON (CNS) — Five U.S. bishops, chairmen of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committees or subcommittees, said May 17 they […]

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US Church leaders in favor of new rules on sexual abuse reporting

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Church leaders welcomed the norms issued by Pope Francis May 9 giving clear direction to the global Catholic Church about reporting abuse and holding Church leaders […]