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Mother Shares her Story of Finding God After Tragic Sandy Hook Shooting

BY KAREN A. AVITABLE NEWTOWN, Conn. (CNS) — Jennifer Hubbard began Dec. 14, 2012, with her routine just like any other day. She prepared breakfast, made her children’s lunches and […]

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From Nigeria to Bloomington, Sharing the Joy of Jesus Drives Dominican Priest’s Missions

By Mike Krokos BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — There is the black-and-white photograph of the young Dominican priest floating along the Niger River in a canoe in the early 1960s, pointing into […]

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Dobbs Decision Dominates Supreme Court’s Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNS) — The Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision — overturning Roe v. Wade — is no doubt one for the history books. The 5-4 decision in June in Dobbs […]

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News Briefs: December 18, 2022

Pope is Asking Governments to Grant Clemency to Prisoners at Christmas VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is writing to all the heads of state around the world, asking them […]

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Indiana Parish Uses Christmas Light Display to Share the Gospel Message

BRIGHT, Ind. (CNS) — As dusk turned into darkness on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, colorful Christmas lights began illuminating 19 acres on the campus of St. Teresa Benedicta […]

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News Briefs: December 11, 2022

Spanish Catholic Federation Denounces Draft Family Law MADRID (CNS) — Family groups have condemned a new draft law that would recognize 16 different “family types” in the traditionally Catholic country. […]

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For Converts to Catholicism, RCIA is Now ‘OCIA’: What’s Behind the Name Change?

By Daniel Meloy IRA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (CNS) — For anyone interested in becoming Catholic, wishing to complete the sacraments or wanting to learn more about what the Church teaches, the […]

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First Deaf Priest in U.S. Visits Minnesota Parish, Inspires Jesuit Novice

By Barb Umberger MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) — Parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Minneapolis, about half of whom are deaf, had the chance to attend Mass celebrated by […]

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Annual collection aims to support nearly 25,000 elderly men and women religious

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The annual collection that supports nearly 25,000 elderly religious sisters, brothers, and religious- order priests in the United States will take place in participating dioceses on the […]

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No Heat, No Electricity: Bishop Warns of New Wave of Ukrainian Refugees

By Jonathan Luxmoore WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — A Ukrainian bishop warned huge numbers of citizens could flee to Western countries during winter, and he appealed for continued international support in […]

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News Briefs: December 4, 2022

State Supreme Court Reinstates Georgia’s Six-Week Ban on Abortions ATLANTA (CNS) – On Nov. 23, the Supreme Court of Georgia reinstated a law that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat […]

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Nigerian Sisters Raise Awareness on Rape, Violence Against Women

BY VALENTINE IWENWANNE ENUGU, Nigeria (CNS) – Nigerian sisters and their communities are raising awareness about violence against women and child abuse and spreading their prevention mechanisms among young people […]