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US House passes Equality Act in a 224-206 vote

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act in a 224-206 vote Feb. 25. A couple days ahead of the vote, the chairmen of five U.S. bishops’ […]

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Fellowship aims to rejuvenate ministers of US Church

A visit to the Holy Land can be transformative for the faith life of Christians. Among those who work in ministry in the Catholic Church, the monumental and formative experience also […]

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Ways to foster Catholic-Methodist relationships in new document

CLEVELAND (CNS) — A two-part publication emerging from the most recent round of dialogue between representatives of the U.S. Catholic bishops and the United Methodist Church offers practical helps and […]

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Iraq full of historic sites important to understanding Christianity

By Dale Gaviak AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Pope Francis hopes to embark on the first-ever papal visit to the biblical land of Iraq in early March in a spiritual pilgrimage […]

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News Briefs: February 28, 2021

Word change in missal doxology took effect on Ash Wednesday WASHINGTON (CNS) — A change in wording to the concluding doxology of orations in the Roman Missal, from “one God, […]

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Climate mixed for environmental issues important to Church

Catholics concerned about the environment are tracking a number of bills at the Indiana Statehouse through the lens of “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home,” the groundbreaking encyclical […]

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Catholics reminded Lent a time of self-reflection, atonement, preparation

By Daniel Meloy DETROIT (CNS) — “Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron reflected on these words of […]

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Legal path to driving for undocumented gaining traction 

Despite roadblocks, momentum continues to grow across the state for providing undocumented immigrants with legal driving privileges — a move that some lawmakers and advocates including the Catholic Church believe […]

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Combatting malnutrition in Timor Leste

The family of Sandra Salleta da Costas Magno, 7, are famers who grow seasonal crops based on the rainy and dry season. In the dry season they plant carrot, tomato, […]

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News Briefs: February 21, 2021

Bill would block taxpayer funding of abortion, make Hyde Amendment permanent WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, has introduced a bill to prohibit use of federal taxpayer […]

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Media road map: Guidance from a pope and a saint, both named Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis met with a Catholic News Service delegation marking the agency’s 100th anniversary, he encouraged the agency to continue to foster dialogue and honest […]

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After 11 months of ‘giving up,’ what is there left to give up this Lent?

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Since childhood, the typical U.S. Catholic’s response to Lent is giving up, as in “What are you giving up for Lent?” If you haven’t been keeping track, […]