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Response to Church abuse crisis looms large at bishops’ spring meeting

BALTIMORE (CNS) — At the start of the June 11-13 spring assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, it was clear the bishops had a task at hand: to respond […]

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News Briefs: June 9, 2019

Missouri could be first state where no abortions can be performed ST. LOUIS (CNS) — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will […]

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Come July 1, Knights of Columbus get a new look after 79 years

By Mickey Conlon TORONTO (CNS) — A long-standing tradition will end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its fourth-degree members. July […]

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Supreme Court allows fetal burials, rejects abortion limits in Indiana

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two different aspects of Indiana abortion laws May 28. It upheld a state law — reversing an appeals court ruling […]

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Catholic Communication Campaign helps church evangelize, inform Catholics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic communications in all forms — print, digital, broadcast, social media — are essential to informing the Catholic faithful about the Catholic Church, two Church communicators told […]

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News Briefs: May 26, 2019

U.S. bishops ‘gravely disappointed’ with House passage of Equality Act WASHINGTON (CNS) — Five U.S. bishops, chairmen of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committees or subcommittees, said May 17 they […]

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US Church leaders in favor of new rules on sexual abuse reporting

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Church leaders welcomed the norms issued by Pope Francis May 9 giving clear direction to the global Catholic Church about reporting abuse and holding Church leaders […]

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News Briefs: May 12, 2019

No ‘Hesburgh’ picture without ‘Catholics vs. Convicts,’ filmmaker says WASHINGTON (CNS) — Patrick Creadon, who made the new documentary “Hesburgh” about Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh, the priest who led […]

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Bishops hear pain and hope at racism listening session in Baltimore

By Christopher Gunty BALTIMORE (CNS) — Participants in a racism listening session sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore April 29 brought a variety of experiences to the attention of Baltimore’s […]

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Catholic officials pleased with new conscience protection rule

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The announcement of a new conscience protection rule May 2 protecting health care workers who object to abortion procedures on religious grounds was welcome news to U.S. […]

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Jockey’s Catholic faith ‘means everything to me’

By Jessica Able LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) – Jockey Mike Smith, a Catholic who rode Justify last year to a Triple Crown victory, prays before every race, but he doesn’t pray […]

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Church across street from Charlotte campus shooting prays for peace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) — People gathered to pray at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlotte the day after a student opened fire April 30 in a classroom at the University […]