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First Communion recipient overcomes obstacle, gives hope to others

COLUMBUS, Texas (CNS) — Carson Crosby, a student at St. Anthony Catholic School in Columbus who received his first Communion this spring, faced a unique challenge. Carson has a genetic […]

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Indiana court dismisses ex-Catholic high school teacher’s lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — An Indiana trial court May 7 dismissed the lawsuit of a former Catholic high school teacher in Indianapolis who said he was fired in 2019 because of […]

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News Briefs: May 16, 2021

Biden raises refugee cap but with caveat WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Joe Biden announced May 3 he was raising the historically low refugee cap of 15,000 left by the Trump […]

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National Shrine to host worldwide praying of the rosary

By Richard Szczepanowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will host a recitation of the rosary on Monday, May 17, at noon (EDT) […]

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Several Catholic colleges will require COVID vaccinations in fall

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As Catholic colleges grapple with how to reopen in the fall, many are already saying they will require their students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and some […]

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News Briefs: May 9, 2021

 In-person Mass feels more ‘grace-filled,’ says Oregon parishioner PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — It took courage for Leilani Arellano to return to Mass, but she is glad to be back. Over […]

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Church leaders offer prayers after Mexico City metro crash

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexican Church leaders offered prayers for the victims of a metro line collapse that left at least 23 dead and more than 70 people injured. Bishop […]

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News Briefs: May 2, 2021

Shrine prayer hotline spurred by pandemic is so successful, it’ll continue EMMITSBURG, Md. (CNS) — When the world shut down last year because of the pandemic, the National Shrine of […]

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New books offer unique perspectives on long road to sainthood

By Timothy Walch Sainthood. It’s a matter of faith that Catholics who die in a state of grace join the communion of saints in heaven. Indeed, the Church has codified […]

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‘Patients are … dying in front of my eyes,’ says India hospital director

By Anto Akkara THRISSUR, India (CNS) — Catholic hospital directors in India told Catholic News Service they did not have enough facilities to treat patients as India set records for […]

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News Briefs: April 25, 2021

Head of Irish bishops calls new law on Mass attendance ‘draconian’ DUBLIN (CNS) — The head of the Irish bishops’ conference said the government’s move to criminalize attendance at Mass […]

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Advocates continue quest to help those in deepest poverty 

As the 2021 legislative session drew to a close this week, the Indiana Catholic Conference and other advocates were hoping to see a long-sought-after update to a crucial cash assistance […]