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Expansion to school choice program under consideration

Ten years after the passage of groundbreaking legislation that made Indiana a national leader in school choice, state lawmakers are considering a bill that would extend the reach of the […]

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News Briefs: February 14, 2021

Pope adds Martha, Mary and Lazarus, Church doctors to universal calendar VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recognizing their welcome of and witness to Christ, Pope Francis has approved changing the liturgical […]

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Keeping promise made at Jesuit event, Biden raises refugee cap to 125,000

In November, incoming U.S. President Joe Biden said at a Jesuit Refugee Service event that he would be heading in a dramatically different direction than the previous administration on refugee […]

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Kelly to succeed Anderson as Knights of Columbus CEO

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — Patrick Kelly, a retired U.S. Navy captain, is the new leader of the Knights of Columbus, succeeding Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, who has headed […]

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SEEK21 speakers share faith experiences, say Christ has all the answers

By Maurice Beaulieu ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — A bishop and a religious sister who shared the keynote spotlight on the opening night of SEEK21, this year’s national conference of the […]

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Black Catholic is trailblazer in science; she has been geneticist for 56 years

By Karen Pulfer Focht MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CNS) — As a child, Sheila Stiles Jewell played outside of the public housing where her family lived in Memphis. She felt one with […]

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Young people urged to be ‘persistent in highlighting’ the sacredness of life

By Richard Szczepanowski  WASHINGTON (CNS) — The continuing COVID-19 pandemic and strict restrictions intended to slow its spread did not stop young people and others from rallying, praying and standing […]

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Justice for unborn called ‘foundational’ principle of pro-life movement

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Supreme Knight Carl Anderson urged the pro-life movement to remain committed to four foundational principles: justice, truth, democracy and compassion. “The first is our commitment to justice,” […]

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Pope talks about Iraq trip, Catholic journalism, Church in US

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said that unless there is a serious new wave of COVID-19 infections in Iraq, he has every intention of visiting the country in early […]

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News Briefs: February 7, 2021

Archbishop welcomes federal actions on housing, hunger as pandemic continues WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee welcomed the extension of the federal eviction moratorium […]

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Advocates for Indiana’s poorest families seek updated support

Life has changed dramatically since 1988, when the internet was still in development, the average rent was $420 per month and gas cost 96 cents a gallon. But one thing […]

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Bishops, other pro-life leaders decry Biden action ending ‘Mexico City policy’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life and international policy committees said President Joe Biden’s memo rescinding the so-called “Mexico City policy” Jan. 28 is a “grievous” […]