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Rob Schneider Opens Up About Catholic Conversion

By Katie Yoder (OSV News) – In 2023, actor and comedian Rob Schneider celebrated his first Christmas as a Catholic. “I think the reason the Catholic Church works for me […]

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News Briefs: January 14, 2024

Archbishop: Epiphany Highlights Ukrainians Fight for Freedom KYIV, Ukraine (OSV News) – Amid Russia’s war on Ukraine, which continues attacks begun in 2014, and which has been declared a genocide […]

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News Briefs: January 7, 2023

Papal Calendar for 2024 VATICAN CITY (CNS) – As the new year begins, Pope Francis will be the oldest reigning pope since the early 1900s and the third oldest in […]

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Saint Mary’s College Reverses Transgender Admission Policy

(OSV News) – St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame has reversed its recently updated admissions policy on applicants who identify as transgender, following public pushback and Bishop Rhoades’ call to uphold […]

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News Briefs: December 24, 2023

Pope Says He’ll Be Buried Outside the Vatican VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis said he has decided to be buried in Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major instead of […]

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News Briefs: December 17, 2023

Pope Invokes Korean Martyrs Ahead of WYD VATICAN CITY (CNS) – In preparation for World Youth Day 2027, South Korea’s young Catholics must maintain the Christian witness of their country’s […]

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News Briefs: December 10, 2023

Pope Prays as Fighting in Holy Land Resumes VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The end of the temporary cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas “means death, destruction, misery,” Pope Francis said […]

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Priest Helps Bring Mother Cabrini to Life on Big Screen

By Joe Jordan HOBOKEN, New Jersey (OSV News) – For the past decade, Monsignor Paul Bochicchio of St. Francis Church in Hoboken has been advising as a spiritual consultant on […]

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News Briefs: December 3, 2023

Pope Recovering After ‘Pulmonary Inflammation’ VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis is breathing easier after undergoing intravenous antibiotic treatment for pulmonary inflammation, the director of the Vatican Press Office said […]

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Formerly Enslaved Couple Recognized as Underground Railroad Agents

By Ruby Thomas LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (OSV News) – The late James Madison Smith Sr. and Catherine “Kitty” Smith, formerly enslaved Catholics, are being recognized as agents of the Underground Railroad. […]

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Resource Guides Catholics on Medical, End-of-Life Decisions

Illustrated and illuminated by Church teaching, a free resource is now available to help Indiana Catholics express their health care wishes in advance if they are one day unable to […]

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The St. Andrew Novena: Prayerful Preparation for Christmas

By Anna Wilgenbusch ST. PAUL, Minnesota (OSV News) – Ten years ago, Erika Kidd sat at the edge of a family member’s hospital bed. It was almost Christmas; wind buffeted […]