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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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Even in dark times, never lose hope in God’s love, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must never lose hope and should remind themselves that God loves them even at their worst, Pope Francis said. God’s love provides “security” both in […]

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Lawmakers consider adding abortion reversal pill to Indiana’s informed consent law

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana House committee heard a bill to expand Indiana’s laws regarding informed consent for abortion to include information on nonsurgical, chemical abortion reversal. The Indiana Catholic Conference […]

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Latin patriarchate: New law governing lands poses ‘serious consequences’

JERUSALEM (CNS) — The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem warned of “serious consequences” from a new law that allows the government to seize private Palestinian lands where unauthorized Israeli settlements have […]

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U.S. bishops call for solidarity with Middle East victims of violence

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Christians and all people in the Middle East need the solidarity of the U.S. Catholic Church, said the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of […]

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New gender policy won’t affect Catholic Scouting units, says committee

IRVING, Texas (CNS) — The Boy Scouts of America’s new policy to accept members based on their gender identity will have no impact on Scouting units sponsored by the Catholic […]

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World needs women, not for what they do, but who they are, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The exploitation of any person is a crime, but the exploitation of a woman “destroys harmony” in the world, Pope Francis said. Commenting on the Genesis […]

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Bishops launch letter campaign urging Trump to protect religious freedom

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying “religious freedom in America has suffered years of unprecedented erosion,” the U.S. Catholic bishops have posted an online letter for Catholics to send to President Donald […]

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Global refugee crisis is complex, says head of Caritas Internationalis

BEIRUT (CNS) — Many Western nations forget that their countries were built on migrants, said the president of Caritas Internationalis. The global crisis of refugees is “a complex problem,” Cardinal […]

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Church opposes pending payday lending legislation

INDIANAPOLIS — A measure to expand payday lending, a plan the Indiana Catholic Conference opposes due to its exploitative nature of low income persons, is expected to be heard before […]

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Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that has been empty since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia […]

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Jubilant crowd gathers in Washington for annual March for Life

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Several contingents from the Diocese of South Bend-Fort Wayne and tens of thousands of other pro-lifers filled the grounds near the Washington Monument and marched up Constitution […]