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News Briefs: December 3, 2023

Pope Recovering After ‘Pulmonary Inflammation’ VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis is breathing easier after undergoing intravenous antibiotic treatment for pulmonary inflammation, the director of the Vatican Press Office said […]

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Formerly Enslaved Couple Recognized as Underground Railroad Agents

By Ruby Thomas LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (OSV News) – The late James Madison Smith Sr. and Catherine “Kitty” Smith, formerly enslaved Catholics, are being recognized as agents of the Underground Railroad. […]

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Resource Guides Catholics on Medical, End-of-Life Decisions

Illustrated and illuminated by Church teaching, a free resource is now available to help Indiana Catholics express their health care wishes in advance if they are one day unable to […]

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The St. Andrew Novena: Prayerful Preparation for Christmas

By Anna Wilgenbusch ST. PAUL, Minnesota (OSV News) – Ten years ago, Erika Kidd sat at the edge of a family member’s hospital bed. It was almost Christmas; wind buffeted […]

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News Briefs: November 26, 2023

March for Life Announces 2024 Theme WASHINGTON, D.C. (OSV News) – The March for Life’s theme for its 2024 event will be “Pro-Life: With Every Woman, For Every Child,” the […]

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USCCB President on Pope Francis, the U.S. Church, and More

BALTIMORE (OSV News) – Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services is just beginning his second year of his three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference […]

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Synod, Eucharist Are Interconnected, Bishops Say During Fall Assembly

By Gina Christian and Peter Jesserer Smith BALTIMORE (OSV News) – The Eucharist and synodality are interconnected, said prelates attending the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual fall plenary assembly, […]

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News Briefs: November 19, 2023

Pope Joins Knights, Dames of Holy Sepulchre in Praying for Peace VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis joined leaders of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in […]

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First day of U.S. bishops’ November meeting focuses on synodality, technology in liturgy, and advancing a cause of canonization

BALTIMORE (OSV News) — The first public day of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ fall plenary assembly in Baltimore saw elections to important posts, while public presentations chiefly centered on synodality, […]

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Pope Removes Bishop Strickland Following Vatican Investigation

By Maria Wiering and Peter Jesserer Smith (OSV News) – Pope Francis has “relieved” Bishop Joseph E. Strickland from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, the Holy See […]

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10 Takeaways from the Synod’s Synthesis Report – and Why They Matter

By Peter Jesserer Smith (OSV News) – The Synod of Bishops’ first session at the Vatican has concluded, with its results wrapped up in a 41-page “halftime report” for the entire Church […]

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Ohio Voters Codify Abortion in State Constitution

OSV News – Ohio voters on Tuesday, November 7, approved Issue 1, a measure that will codify abortion access in the state’s constitution through fetal viability, typically understood to be […]