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Nativity sets keep Christ in Christmas year-round for Vermont Catholic

By Cori Fugere Urban GUILFORD, Vt. (CNS) — Christmas comes early to Shirley Squires’ Guilford home. Actually, it never quiet leaves her home, if the scores of Nativity sets she […]

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Santa has heart for bringing joy, true meaning of Christmas to children

By Dave Hrbacek WOODBURY, Minn. (CNS) — Bob Mathewson got a celebrity’s welcome at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic School one early December morning. All it took were three simple […]

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Bishop Conley of Lincoln, Neb., to take medical leave of absence

LINCOLN, Neb. (CNS) — The Diocese of Lincoln announced Dec. 13 that Bishop James D. Conley will take a medical leave of absence, effective immediately. Due to serious medical issues, […]

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Pope tells his elderly peers the prayers of the old are powerful

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On the eve of his 83rd birthday, Pope Francis met with a group of his peers — although many were a few years younger — and […]

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News Briefs: December 22, 2019

Mary is loving mother, humble disciple, pope says on Guadalupe feast VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pope Francis said she reminds Catholics of […]

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Bethlehem family feels the pull of living in the town of Jesus’ birth

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Brothers Peter and Eli Hosh grew up knowing that their hometown was not only the place where they went to school and ran down to […]

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New books for Catholic children discuss catechism, growing in faith

Reviewed by Regina Lordan The following children’s books are suitable for Christmas giving: “The Advent of Christmas” by Matt Maher, illustrated by Merce Tous. Wellspring Books (North Palm Beach, Florida, […]

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News Briefs: December 15, 2019

Immaculate Conception is feast of hope for sinners, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mary, conceived without sin, is a “masterpiece” who reflects “the beauty of God who is all […]

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Bishops say ‘ad limina’ meeting strengthens their bond with pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Inspiring “missionary disciples” rather than church-maintenance workers and building up the unity of the Church in a polarized world were some of the topics on the […]

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US brother beatified on fields of Guatemalan school he served

HUEHUETENANGO, Guatemala (CNS) — Christian Brother James Miller taught students and served as a vice principal at the La Sallian Christian Brothers school in this impoverished pocket of rural Guatemala. […]

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March for Life theme borrows page from suffragist centennial

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The March for Life, the annual march in Washington to protest legalized abortion in the United States, is tying itself in 2020 to the women’s suffrage movement […]

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‘Ad limina’ visit takes on Marian flavor for Region VII bishops

ROME (CNS) — As the bishops of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana began celebrating an early morning Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary Major, the church was abuzz with activity […]