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Catholic leaders speak out against violence toward Asian Americans

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the days following the March 16 shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six Asian American women, protests and vigils took place around the […]

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News Briefs: March 28, 2021

Pope elevates Ireland’s national Knock Shrine to international status DUBLIN (CNS) — Pope Francis has elevated the National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Knock to the status of an International […]

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Effects of veto override hits home for vulnerable Hoosier renters

While federal COVID-19 relief efforts are offering hope to the most economically disadvantaged in Indiana, hundreds of Hoosier families are still facing eviction each week following the state legislature’s action […]

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Vatican says no blessing gay unions, no negative judgment on gay people

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While homosexual men and women must be respected, any form of blessing a same-sex union is “illicit,” said the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the […]

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Cacao Alliance creates jobs in El Salvador

Glendy Fernández de Valle, 33 and her daughter Hazel Valle, 11, live in Altavista, San Martín, San Salvador, El Salvador, where they run their family cacao business called Tetonalli. Tetonalli […]

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News Briefs: March 21, 2021

Catholic nonprofit will honor women religious who died of COVID-19 CHICAGO (CNS) — Chicago-based Catholic Extension plans to help 1,000 women religious with grants in memory of a group of […]

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Bishops: Relief will help many; lack of Hyde protections ‘unconscionable’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law March 11 by President Joe Biden, will provide relief to Americans in need amid the pandemic, but […]

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ICC offers tools for public advocacy at state, federal levels

While gearing up for a busy second half of the 2021 legislative session, the Indiana Catholic Conference is also giving voice to important national issues and urging the faithful to […]

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Living the beatitudes can change the world, pope says in Iraq

BAGHDAD (CNS) — Pope Francis told Iraqi Christians that when they suffer discrimination, persecution or war, the Eight Beatitudes are addressed to them. “Whatever the world takes from us is […]

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News Briefs: March 14, 2021

Gomez: U.S. bishops’ working group set up last November completes work WASHINGTON (CNS) — A special working group of the U.S. bishops formed last November to deal with conflicts that […]

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Bishops address Johnson & Johnson vaccine

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, approved Feb. 27 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, raises moral concerns because it was “was developed, tested […]

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Solemnity of St. Joseph is March 19 — Church grants plenary indulgences for year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis announced Dec. 8 a special year dedicated to St. Joseph from Dec. 8, 2020, until Dec. 8, 2021, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation […]