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News Briefs: February 13, 2022

Pakistan’s first ‘servant of God’ is 20-year-old killed by suicide bomber VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Akash Bashir, a 20-year-old volunteer security guard who was killed by a suicide bomber in […]

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ICC opposes consumer lending bill it labels ‘usury by another name’

As the 2022 legislative session reached its midpoint, a consumer loan bill that proponents tout as a middle ground for those in desperate financial circumstances continued to face staunch opposition […]

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News Briefs: February 6, 2022

Vietnamese Dominican stabbed to death while hearing confession HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (CNS) – A Dominican priest serving ethnic groups in Vietnam’s Central Highlands was stabbed to death while […]

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Bill protecting women from coerced abortion moves to Senate 

The Indiana Catholic Conference and others including the state attorney general’s office are backing a bipartisan bill that would make it a felony in Indiana to coerce a woman into […]

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Annual Celebration of World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life 

WASHINGTON – The Catholic Church held its annual celebration of World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life on February 2, and parishes commemorated the event over the weekend of February […]

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Knowing Black Catholic history can help end racism, professor says

The history of Black Catholics and other marginalized people in the U.S. Church covering more than two centuries is one worth knowing and can guide the Church’s response to the […]

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News Briefs: January 30, 2021

Pope declares St. Irenaeus a doctor of the church VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis officially has declared St. Irenaeus of Lyon a doctor of the church. In a decree […]

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ICC advocating at Statehouse for families in deepest poverty 

The Indiana Catholic Conference is out front on a number of bills at the Statehouse that would affect individuals and families considered among the poorest of the poor in the […]

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Encanto

By John Mulderig NEW YORK (CNS) — Will viewers be charmed by Disney’s “Encanto”? For the most part, the answer is probably yes, though this vivacious animated musical does include […]

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Pro-life marchers’ energy, enthusiasm is ‘palpable,’ says march official

WASHINGTON (CNS) – One aspect of the annual March for Life that never changes is the loud cheering when the lead group, carrying the banner, arrives in front of the […]

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News Briefs: January 23, 2022

Vatican announces ‘Pilgrims of Hope’ as motto for Holy Year 2025 VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis approved “Pilgrims of Hope” as the motto for the Holy Year 2025. The […]

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Despite reducing poverty, expanded child tax credit’s future is uncertain

CNS — A few weeks before Christmas, Jessica Moreno and her three kids were able to move from her parents’ home in Wood Dale, Illinois, outside of Chicago, to their […]