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Sainthood cause for Dorothy Day picking up steam in US

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The sainthood cause for Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, believes it could have all of the documentation prepared at some point next year to […]

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News Briefs: May 3, 2020

Creation is sacred gift deserving respect, care, pope says on Earth Day VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Humanity has failed to take care of the earth and its inhabitants, sinning against […]

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Eleven myths about religious life

CHICAGO — Don’t let common misunderstandings about sisters, brothers, and priests trip you up on your discernment journey. Here is the hard data on what’s really happening in religious life […]

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Bishops of US, Canada will consecrate their nations to Mary May 1

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic […]

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Head of FDA urged to ensure COVID vaccine be free of abortion connection

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of four U.S. bishops’ committees, joined by the leaders of several health care, bioethics and pro-life organizations, “urgently and respectfully” implored the commissioner of the […]

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News Briefs: April 26, 2020

After violent storms, states facing recovery while coping with pandemic BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CNS) — The Diocese of Birmingham “may have been spared greater disaster” because of Mary’s intercession when numerous […]

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Heartfelt healing amid the coronavirus crisis

By Mike Hoffman Editor’s Note: April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month The following reflection was shared in the April issue of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat […]

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FEMA guidelines to ensure ‘equal protection’ for all COVID patients

WASHINGTON (CNS) — National Right to Life April 16 praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency for issuing guidelines to ensure equal protection for all patients with COVID-19 to prevent rationing […]

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Epidemic danger and Catholic sacraments

By Thomas Joseph White, O.P. Editor’s note: The following article first appeared online April 9, 2020, at firstthings.com. As the Church enters a Triduum where a great majority of the […]

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Pope postpones World Meeting of Families, World Youth Day

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has agreed with a recommendation by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life to postpone by one year the next gatherings of the […]

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April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

WASHINGTON — To prevent child sexual abuse, it is important to keep the focus on adult responsibility while teaching children skills to help them protect themselves. Consider the following tips: […]

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A virus challenges a U.S. culture that may need the lessons it can teach

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A particle invisible to humans with the naked eye has hurt the preferred psychological armor those in the U.S. most like to wear: the busy lifestyle. It […]