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News Briefs: March 3, 2019

Pro-life groups, lawmakers praise final ‘Protect Life Rule’ for Title X WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Trump administration Feb. 22 finalized its “Protect Life Rule” preventing funds appropriated under the Title […]

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Humanity can be dangerously spellbound by hi-tech progress

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Technology holds the potential to benefit all of humankind, but it also poses risky and unforeseen results, Pope Francis said. The rapid evolution of increased technological […]

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Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year. Here are some things to know about Ash Wednesday and the kickoff to Lent: In the Table of Liturgical Days, […]

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News Briefs: February 24, 2019

Catholic bishops, groups oppose Trump’s national emergency WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic bishops near the U.S.-Mexico border, joined by other U.S. prelates, voiced opposition just after President Donald Trump’s Feb. 15 […]

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Actor Gary Sinise describes his road to the Catholic Church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” followed a rather unusual path to becoming a Catholic. In […]

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Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — All eyes and ears will be on the Vatican during an unprecedented gathering Feb. 21-24 to discuss the protection of minors in the Catholic Church. When […]

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Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

WASHINGTON (CNS) — An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group on […]

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In Panama, couple says series of ‘yeses’ led to vocation of marriage

By Kelly Sankowski PANAMA CITY (CNS)  A young Catholic couple told World Youth Day pilgrims about the series of “yeses” that transformed their lives. “If you told me five years ago […]

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New movie ‘Across’ tells story of Father Augustus Tolton

By Robert Alan Glover NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest ordained for a diocese in the United States, was born into slavery and endured myriad […]

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McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington. The Vatican announced the decision […]

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Child sex abuse called ‘a serious and pervasive’ issue in U.S. society

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Child sexual abuse in the United States is at epidemic levels. More than 60,000 children are reported to have been abused every year, outnumbering those killed by […]

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News Briefs: February 17, 2019

Women religious organization issues statement on abuse of sisters WASHINGTON (CNS) — Days after the pope acknowledged abuse of nuns and sisters by priests and bishops, the largest U.S. organization […]