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New books offer unique perspectives on long road to sainthood

By Timothy Walch Sainthood. It’s a matter of faith that Catholics who die in a state of grace join the communion of saints in heaven. Indeed, the Church has codified […]

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‘Patients are … dying in front of my eyes,’ says India hospital director

By Anto Akkara THRISSUR, India (CNS) — Catholic hospital directors in India told Catholic News Service they did not have enough facilities to treat patients as India set records for […]

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News Briefs: April 25, 2021

Head of Irish bishops calls new law on Mass attendance ‘draconian’ DUBLIN (CNS) — The head of the Irish bishops’ conference said the government’s move to criminalize attendance at Mass […]

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Advocates continue quest to help those in deepest poverty 

As the 2021 legislative session drew to a close this week, the Indiana Catholic Conference and other advocates were hoping to see a long-sought-after update to a crucial cash assistance […]

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USCCB pro-life chairman calls HHS proposed rule ‘terrible policy’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published a proposed rule to rescind the Trump administration’s enforcement of a Title X provision that “draws a […]

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Pharmaceutical companies urged to stop using abortion-derived cell lines

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities has launched a campaign urging Catholics to write letters to pharmaceutical companies urging them to stop the […]

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Archbishop prays for shooting victims, a stop to ‘senseless violence’

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Expressing sorrow for the loss of life in yet another mass shooting in the U.S., this time at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Archbishop Charles C. Thompson […]

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News Briefs: April 18, 2021

Five priests, two nuns, three laypeople kidnapped in Haiti VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The latest victims of rampant kidnappings in Haiti are five priests, two nuns and three laypeople who […]

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School Choice Scholarship Program: ‘Still more work to do’

As Indiana marks a decade of school choice and increased opportunities, legislation would expand the innovative program to more families. Exactly 10 years after the passage of groundbreaking legislation that […]

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Catholic educators share unexpected lessons of teaching in pandemic

WASHINGTON (CNS) — No one has to tell Catholic school teachers how different this past year has been. At the start of the pandemic last spring, most Catholic schools adapted […]

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Knights of Columbus open critical conversation for parents on child sex abuse

By Peter Jesserer Smith Most parents operate under a naive belief their family is ‘immune’ from sex abuse — but without proper awareness, experts indicate they could actually be the […]

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Down syndrome advocate promotes employment for ‘friends like me’

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (CNS) — Mark Hublar is a people person. The fact radiates in his greeting — the friendly smile, the extended hand, the confident eye contact and the […]