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New Smithsonian exhibit explores diversity of religion in early America

By Carolyn Mackenzie WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s new exhibition, “Religion in Early America,” celebrates the free exercise of religion and the religious diversity that […]

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New archbishop of Indianapolis calls faithful to be ‘bridges of unity’

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — July 28 was a day of joy for Catholics across central and southern Indiana, as Archbishop Charles C. Thompson was installed as the seventh archbishop of Indianapolis […]

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Catholic evangelization in a digital world

The message remains, but mediums must change USCCB communications restructuring shifts focus from print to digital By Chaz Muth The chief communications officer for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department […]

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News Briefs

Reformed churches sign agreement adopting justification doctrine VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Signaling a turning point in ecumenical relations with the Catholic Church, the World Communion of Reformed Churches signed an […]

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Land O’ Lakes statement on Catholic higher education turns 50

WASHINGTON (CNS)— Not all Catholics are familiar with the Land O’ Lakes statement, a document on Catholic higher education with a cool sounding name, but this landmark text needs no […]

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U.S. bishops call for protection for young migrants

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the migration committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged the Trump administration to “ensure permanent protection” for youth who were brought to […]

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Aspiring religious delay entry to pay off debt

By Colleen Dulle WASHINGTON (CNS) — For some aspiring priests and religious, the biggest obstacle to pursuing their vocation is student debt. Because many religious orders do not accept members […]

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Ohio artist restores religious statues, stirs memories of closed parishes

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (CNS) — St. Elizabeth of Hungary stands tall, the bread in her right hand, a gift to the poor, looks like it may have just come from the […]

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Images of faith preserved at Capitol attest to role of religion in U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Elaborate artwork adorns the monumental buildings in the nation’s capital, depicting the beauty and grandeur of the neoclassical era that inspired these buildings. It is within these […]

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Religious freedom supporters applaud decision siding with Lutheran school

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Religious liberty won June 26 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states cannot discriminate against religious institutions in the distribution of state funds for nonreligious activities. […]

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Not just another ‘trade meeting,’ convocation seeks to unify U.S. church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — This summer’s Convocation of Catholic Leaders comes at a time when the U.S. Catholic Church is seeking how best to respond to a changing social landscape while […]

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Bishops urge renewed dedication to efforts to protect religious liberty

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In launching this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for renewed dedication to protecting religious freedom. “Freedom for Mission” is the theme […]