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News Briefs: December 2, 2018

Catholics in California join effort to consecrate state to Mary SAN DIEGO (CNS) — An effort is underway to consecrate California to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and all California […]

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CDC report shows continued decline in U.S. abortion rate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The abortion rate in the United States continues to decline, as do the number of abortions overall, according to a report issued Nov. 21 by the federal […]

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Kingdom based on love, not power, brings true peace, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus showed His authority as king not through the power of weaponry, violence or deceit but by the power of His love for the world through […]

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News Briefs: November 25, 2018

Summer’s Encuentro a ‘balm for the wounded,’ says archbishop BALTIMORE (CNS) — San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said on the last day of the fall meeting of U.S. bishops in […]

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Bishops give go-ahead to Sister Thea Bowman sainthood effort

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops gave their assent to the canonization effort launched for Sister Thea Bowman by the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi. The assent, on a voice vote, […]

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Bishops hear frank presentations, discussion on abuse crisis

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Nov. 14 he had opened the bishops’ fall general assembly “expressing some […]

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Army of volunteers provides turkey, all the trimmings for those in need

By Ann M. Augherton ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — Picture the first Thanksgiving: a community coming together, one person bringing the fowl, another the bread, others sharing the fruits of their […]

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Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral letter against racism

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a pastoral letter against racism Nov. 14 during their fall general meeting at Baltimore. The document, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring […]

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Pope offers prayers for victims of wildfires; death toll climbs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) — Cal Fire officials reported that the death toll had reached 77 in the Camp Fire north of Sacramento, one of the deadliest blazes in the state. […]

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Equestrian order helps Holy Land Catholics, encourages dialogue

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The 30,000 members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem fund about 80 percent of the annual budget of the Latin Patriarchate of […]

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National appeal supports elderly Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests

WASHINGTON — The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 8-9 in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office in Washington, […]

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News Briefs: November 18, 2018

Archbishop Gomez: ‘Pray hard’ for all affected by Calif. shooting LOS ANGELES (CNS) — After a shooting spree late Nov. 7 at a country-music bar in Thousand Oaks, about 40 […]