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Practice of tracking Massgoers for political purposes gains scrutiny

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Regular Massgoers in some parts of the country have been tracked using cellphone location data by at least one organization looking to turn out voters to support […]

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High court to examine religious liberty, foster care by same-sex couples

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court announced Feb. 24 that in its next term it will examine if the city of Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic social services agency […]

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Status report: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

WASHINGTON — In 2012, the Department of Homeland Security initiated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for certain undocumented individuals who came to the United States as children and […]

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Marriage preparation for previously married couples gives unique emphasis

By Barb Arland-Fye DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) — Each of the 12 couples participating in a recent marriage preparation program at the St. Vincent Center in Davenport shared a common experience […]

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News Briefs: March 1, 2020

Catholics ‘unfriend’ social media, choose ‘digital detox’ for Lent BALTIMORE (CNS) — No selfies. No cat videos. Not even an artfully composed photo of avocado toast. Come Ash Wednesday, Feb. […]

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Leap year’s extra day has a Catholic origin

By Donis Tracy BOSTON (CNS) — The extra day that comes approximately once every four years is a way to adapt the calendar year to the astronomical year. But did […]

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Measure to protect pregnant employees among bills stalled

A bill designed to offer protections for pregnant women in the workplace is unlikely to move forward this year despite backing from the governor and a broad base of support […]

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Almsgiving: An overshadowed Lenten pillar has something to say

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When it comes to the three pillars of Lent, almsgiving is a little bit like the middle child, not always getting the attention that prayer and fasting […]

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Books offer spiritual nourishment during Lent, Easter season

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Here are some new books that might be useful for spiritual reading during Lent and the Easter season: — “Sacred Space for Lent 2020” by the Irish […]

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News Briefs: February 23, 2020

Change to public charge rule seen to have chilling effect on immigrants NEW YORK (CNS) — Widespread confusion about a recent change to the so-called “public charge” law that limits […]

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Child advocates align against bill treating youth as adults

Despite a chorus of opposition, a controversial bill that would send children as young as 12 to the adult criminal justice system has passed the Indiana Senate and now awaits […]

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Love of God, reverence for Mary mark installation of Gary’s new bishop

By Marlene A. Zloza GARY, Ind. (CNS) — Bishop Robert J. McClory embraced the people of the Diocese of Gary with these words: “I will love you and honor you […]