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Ohio company’s candles help church celebrate Easter

MEDINA, Ohio (CNS) — Dozens of little wax flowers lay on the table in front of her. With a gentle grip, Judy Hamrick picks up each one and covers the […]

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Pre-K bill to expand pilot program, maintain parental rights advances

INDIANAPOLIS — A proposal to expand state-funded prekindergarten for at-risk children and maintain parental choice passed the Senate education panel 8-1 March 15 and moves to the Senate Appropriations panel […]

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Nuncio: Evangelization, mercy, encounter mark pope’s first four years

NEW YORK (CNS) — Evangelization, mercy, encounter and accompaniment are the hallmarks of the first four years of Pope Francis’ papacy, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, […]

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Greenhouse projects build community

Each week of Lent, this reflection series will provide ways to incorporate global solidarity and the struggles of our brothers and sisters throughout the world into your Lenten journey Nation […]

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Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there […]

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Bill to protect religious liberty in public schools advances in Senate

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill to strengthen and clarify students’ ability to pray in Indiana public schools advanced to the Senate Education and Career Development Committee March 8, and is expected […]

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Bishops say U.S. must address needs of immigrants, show compassion

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While one Catholic archbishop was urging a fix to the country’s immigration laws before a Catholic crowd, another was pleading with the government not to separate mothers […]

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Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Calling health care “a vital concern for nearly every person in the country,” the U.S. Catholic bishops said March 8 they will be reviewing closely a measure […]

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Trump visits Catholic school in Florida to show school choice support

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — President Donald Trump visited St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando March 3 to show his support for school choice. The president was joined by Education Secretary […]

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Lent: The primary penitential season of the church’s year

Prayer Parishes, online tools, quiet times can take Lenten prayer up a notch WASHINGTON (CNS) — Prayer, one of the three pillars of Lenten discipline, along with fasting and almsgiving, […]

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Ban on death penalty for the mentally ill fails to advance

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill to ban the death penalty in Indiana for those with serious mental illness stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee and failed to advance before the third […]

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Bishops: Congress must consider budget’s moral, human dimensions

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of six U.S. bishops’ policy committees March 3 told members of the House and Senate that every decision they will make on the federal budget […]