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Court: Frozen Embryos Are Children Under Alabama Law

(OSV News) – An Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos qualify as children under state law has raised complex legal questions about artificial reproductive practices opposed by the Catholic […]

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News Briefs: March 3, 2024

U.S. Bishops Launch Teaching Initiative Called ‘Love Means More’ WASHINGTON (OSV News) – “Love Means More,” a new teaching initiative of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has a statement […]

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Social Justice Drives Advocacy for Undocumented Residents

While the latest attempt to provide driving privilege cards for undocumented residents is stuck in neutral at the Statehouse, Indiana Catholics continue to advocate on this and other issues affecting […]

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Bishop Rhoades Expresses ‘Solidarity’ Amid Lawsuit in Texas

On Monday, February 26, Bishop Rhoades, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, expressed solidarity with faith-driven ministries to migrants and noted the special need […]

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Bernini’s St. Peter’s Masterpiece Disappears Until Holy Year

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Like a giant Tinkertoy construction, a skeletal tower of scaffolding slowly inched its way up the twisting bronze columns of the baldachin over the main altar […]

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News Briefs: February 25, 2024

Dates for Second Synod Assembly Announced VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The second assembly of the Synod of Bishops on synodality will meet October 2-27 and will be preceded by several […]

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Advocates Shed Light on Benefits of Solar Programs

Although legislation supporting community solar programs will not see the light of day in Indiana this year, advocates gathered at the Statehouse recently to promote this clean energy system that […]

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News Briefs: February 18, 2024

Financial Aid Available for National Eucharistic Congress INDIANAPOLIS (OSV News) – Organizers of the National Eucharistic Congress are making it easier for cash-strapped Catholic families to attend the July 17-21 […]

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Legislation to Protect Children from Online Pornography

At the halfway point of the 2024 legislative session, a bill aimed at restricting minors from accessing online pornography is among the measures gaining momentum at the Statehouse. Senate Bill […]

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Pope Francis Canonizes Argentina’s First Female Saint

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – St. María Antonia de Paz Figueroa, known as Mama Antula, devoted herself completely to helping others experience God’s closeness and compassion, Pope Francis said after he […]

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Tragic Fire Spotlights Faulty Safeguards for Indiana Renters

Despite the deaths of six children in a South Bend home where code violations are the suspected cause of a recent fire, efforts to protect Indiana renters from unsafe conditions […]

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Lent with ‘The Chosen’

By Sister Hosea Rupprecht (OSV News) – Season 4 of “The Chosen,” the wildly popular series on the life of Jesus that began its existence as a crowd-funded streaming series, […]