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President honors spirit of Notre Dame student afflicted with rare disease

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Megan Crowley, a University of Notre Dame student born with a rare disease, was recognized by President Donald Trump during his address to a joint session of […]

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Working to end AIDS in Africa

Each week of Lent, this reflection series will provide ways to incorporate global solidarity and the struggles of our brothers and sisters throughout the world into your Lenten journey. Nation […]

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USCCB committee applauds decision on transgender directive

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump’s repeal of the Obama administration’s directive on transgender access to bathrooms. The guidance, issued […]

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Pro-life bills supported by Indiana Catholic Conference advance

INDIANAPOLIS — Two pro-life bills supported by the Indiana Catholic Conference have advanced at the mid-point, commonly called “crossover,” in the Indiana General Assembly. “Crossover” refers to the point in […]

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Trump administration announces wide-ranging immigration guidelines

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In two memos published Feb. 20, the Department of Homeland Security outlined guidelines that White House officials said would enhance enforcement of immigration laws inside the country […]

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Diocesan phase of Fatima visionary’s sainthood cause completed

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Diocese of Coimbra concluded its phase of the sainthood cause of Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who saw Our Lady […]

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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

ROME (CNS) — A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person […]

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ICC celebrates a victory: Payday lending expansion defeated

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Catholic Conference celebrated a legislative victory after a bill to expand payday lending practices in Indiana was defeated Feb. 16, by members of the Senate Insurance […]

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Refugees now in Chicago share experiences of fleeing persecution

CHICAGO (CNS) — The Sharifs were living contentedly in Pakistan when life turned into a nightmare in 2012. An al Qaida-related group called BLA targeted Amir Sharif, a Catholic and […]

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USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to protect religious freedom and […]

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Border bishops call for dignity regardless of ‘migration condition’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a joint statement, Catholic bishops whose dioceses are along the U.S.-Mexico border spoke of the “pain, the fear, and the anguish” they’re seeing in immigrants and […]

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Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives in modern times

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In more ways than one, Ash Wednesday — celebrated March 1 this year — leaves a mark. That’s because not only are Catholics marked with a sign […]