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News Briefs: January 31, 2021

At national memorial, Cardinal Gregory prays for all who died of COVID-19 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying the nation “reverently pauses in supplication to remember and to pray for the many […]

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Pregnancy accommodations under consideration at Statehouse

From the governor’s office to a growing grassroots effort around the state, momentum is building for Indiana to join more than half the nation in providing reasonable accommodations for pregnant […]

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USCCB president prays God grants Biden ‘wisdom, courage’ to lead nation

As Joe Biden prepared to be inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressed hope the […]

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Lisa Montgomery put to death after Supreme Court reversal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — After a flurry of court decisions, the Supreme Court reversed a pair of rulings from federal appeals courts that had put death-row inmate Lisa Montgomery’s execution on […]

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News Briefs: January 24, 2021

Federal appeals court continues hold on Arkansas laws restricting abortion LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CNS) — A federal appeals court reaffirmed a hold on an Arkansas law that bans abortions 18 […]

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Church encourages use of vaccines, masks for the common good

As the new COVID-19 vaccines gain more widespread use, they are provoking debate among Indiana lawmakers and the public while also prompting questions by the Catholic faithful.  At the same […]

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Gomez: As Rev. King urged, meet forces of hate, ignorance ‘with power of love’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “we must meet the forces of hate and ignorance with the power of love,” the president of […]

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Without faith, society has no solid foundation says archbishop

NOTRE DAME — A virtual conference hosted at the University of Notre Dame Jan. 12-14 featured over 40 top professionals from multiple fields discussing how to live together in unity […]

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Bishops applaud HHS rule change that aids adoption, foster care providers

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Department of Health and Human Services modified rule that helps ensure that faith-based social service providers will not be excluded from certain federally funded programs was […]

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Heavy security in D.C., ongoing pandemic mean March for Life will be virtual

By Kurt Jensen WASHINGTON (CNS) — For the first time since 1974, when it first began, the message of the national March for Life to participants is: Stay home. Like […]

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Initially cut off by war, Ethiopian bishop appeals for humanitarian aid

By Frederick Nzwili NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — After intense fighting cut off his ability to communicate with people outside his region, Bishop Tefaselassie Medhin of Adigrat, Ethiopia, called for urgent […]

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For Ash Wednesday, Vatican asks priests to ‘sprinkle’ ashes on heads

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments asked priests to take special anti-COVID-19 precautions this year when distributing ashes on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, […]