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Bishops, sisters discuss declining numbers of US women religious

By Dan Stockman KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CNS) — The precipitous decline in the number of women in religious life and what it means to the Church has people thinking about […]

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Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

By Beth Griffin NEW YORK (CNS) — In the current toxic environment where political rivals describe each other as “evil” and “enemies,” it is imperative to remember that in America, […]

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Catholic coach’s story of loss and redemption told in new book

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Longtime baseball writer and broadcaster Tim Kurkjian has called it “the greatest baseball story ever told.” And one of its central characters is a Catholic who never […]

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Brewers chaplain finds joy in connecting his love of priesthood, sports

By Maryangela Roman MILWAUKEE (CNS) — Champagne corks popped in the visiting clubhouse Oct. 7 as the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated their sweep of the Colorado Rockies, advancing to the National […]

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Network of pregnancy resource centers to receive Evangelium Vitae Medal

SOUTH BEND — The Women’s Care Center, a nationwide network of pregnancy resource centers that began in 1984 with one location near the University of Notre Dame’s campus, has been […]

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‘Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent’ is theme of Respect Life Month

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Each year the U.S. Catholic Church observes October as Respect Life Month, which calls Catholics “to cherish, defend and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the […]

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Guardian angels are life’s traveling companions, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians have guardian angels to encourage and guide them so they won’t become sluggish on their journey in […]

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Prayer to St. Michael sees resurgence in response to abuse crisis

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In response to the Church abuse crisis, many parishes around the country have been bringing out the big guns in a spiritual sense — calling on St. […]

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Volunteer help with cleanup after Florence called an act of ‘faith, love’

By Kate Turgeon Watson NEW BERN, N.C. (CNS) — Nancy Sciara’s “insides were shaking.” She woke up, she said, unsure of what to expect from the day. Sciara, 84, was […]

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News Briefs: October 7, 2018

God’s love in charity exists even in most secularized places, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — During times of freedom or persecution, the Gospel is needed to bring meaning, fullness […]

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Continue to be an evangelizing Church, nuncio tells V Encuentro delegates

GRAPEVINE, Texas (CNS) — Quoting from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel,” Archbishop Christophe Pierre encouraged Hispanic Catholic leaders and bishops to continue working toward being an […]

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Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, code of conduct

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pledging to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us,” the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee on Sept. 19 outlined actions to address the […]