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Captain of Olympic hockey team played for Catholic schools

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Brian Gionta, captain of the U.S. men’s Olympic ice hockey team, competed in the 2006 Winter Games and played on three NHL teams, but his skating roots […]

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News Briefs: February 25, 2018

Nuns withdraw from ministry in Mexican city wracked by violence MEXICO CITY (CNS) — An order of nuns has withdrawn from an especially violent city after the parents and sister […]

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Catholics urged to appeal to Congress to pass DACA bill now

WASHINGTON (CNS) — By day’s end Feb. 15, members of the U.S. Senate had rejected four immigration proposals, leaving it unclear how lawmakers will address overall immigration reform and keep […]

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Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

MIAMI (CNS) —Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski urged community members to come together “to support one another in this time of grief” after a shooting rampage Feb. 14 at a […]

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News Briefs: February 18, 2019

Two Mexican priests killed in ambush MEXICO CITY — Two priests were gunned down as they returned from Candlemas celebrations in a corner of Mexico rife with drug cartel violence […]

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DREAMers: Countdown to crisis

Dreamer says being DACA recipient is her motivation to run, raise money By Aprille Hanson LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CNS) — Erika Nava will not slow down. Whether she’s running for […]

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Q-and-A on faith leaders’ letter on beauty of ‘God-given sexual identity’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In December, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and three other Catholic bishops […]

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Abortion regulation bill passes Senate, moves to House

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill to enhance Indiana’s informed consent law for abortion has passed the Senate and now moves to the House for further consideration, as the Indiana General Assembly […]

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Redesigned USCCB website promotes, supports marriage

WASHINGTON — National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day are opportunities “to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and […]

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Soup dinner and no dessert? Valentine’s Day Ash Wednesday-style

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many people looking at their February calendars are doing a double-take, with Ash Wednesday falling on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. The two days, steeped in tradition, don’t […]

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Religious vocations continue to blossom within the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious released findings from its annual survey of the communities whose major superiors (or those analogous to a major superior) […]

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News Briefs: Feb. 4, 2018

Lord’s Prayer: Germans stick with wording; Italians to change at Mass ROME (CNS) — After special study, the German bishops’ conference decided to stick with the traditional wording in the […]