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Amid call for boycott of Lenten appeals is the harm to poor, needy

By Jacob Comello WASHINGTON (CNS) — Lent is a penitent season — a time for sincere reflection on one’s mistakes and a time to make amends for one’s life before […]

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News Briefs: March 24, 2019

For Lent, Irish Catholics urged to abandon ‘weapons of mass distraction’ DUBLIN (CNS) — Alcohol, smoking and chocolates are some of the most well-known vices that people traditionally give up […]

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Faith and flowers: Special rules keep God’s house simply beautiful

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Of the many traditions and penitential practices observed during the season of Lent, one of the more visible is the stark change in church decor and […]

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Bishops’ migration chairman urges House to pass new bill that works to protect ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration March 15 endorsed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019,which would provide equal protection and a pathway […]

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Victim assistance coordinators comfort behind the scenes

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Their work begins with a phone call. Whether the call is from someone who is angry, embarrassed, unsure of what to do or needs a friendly ear, […]

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With heavy hearts, U.S. bishops condemn mosque attacks

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholic bishops condemned the two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15 that left at least 50 people dead and 50 seriously injured, and they […]

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News Briefs: March 17, 2019

New York court rules prelate’s remains should be transferred to Peoria PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced “with great joy” March 5 that the New […]

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Advocacy centers help abuse victims tell their story, regain trust, heal

BY ELEANOR KENNELLY GAETAN WASHINGTON (CNS) — On a long, low shelf at Safe Shores in downtown Washington, colorful figurines of wild animals, army soldiers, a winged dragon and an […]

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Legendary Lou Holtz shares three rules for a good life

By Bob Wieneke NOTRE DAME — Legendary former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz may be 82 years old, but he can relate to the challenges many young adults face […]

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News Briefs: March 10, 2019

Border bishops say real emergency is how to take care of migrants EL PASO, Texas (CNS) — Bishops from Texas and Mexico called for a solidarity with migrants as a […]

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Retrouvaille helps couples listen, talk, rebuild trust

By Gina Christian PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Seven years ago, Jim and Jane were on their second marriage counselor, and both were seriously considering divorce after almost 20 years as husband […]

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Catholic’s deafness no obstacle to practicing a corporal work of mercy

By Jennifer Neville HAMPTON, Va. (CNS) — “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Those words from Chapter 4 of St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians are […]