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Ave Explores project takes in-depth look at important Church topics

NOTRE DAME — Following a successful pilot project last fall, Ave Maria Press has announced the next edition of Ave Explores — an initiative aimed at helping everyday Catholics better […]

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Catholic education is ‘most important thing’ Church needs, speaker says

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The keynote address at an annual conference for Catholic educators embracing classical Catholic education reinforced that what they are doing is important. “If we don’t get Catholic […]

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‘We are our sisters’ keeper’: Women of formation house live ‘radical love’ and ‘vocation of woman’

In Acts 2:42, the early Christian community is described as “devot[ing] themselves to the teaching of the Apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and […]

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‘We need a habitat on the moon,’ says former NASA flight director

By Jo Ann Zuniga and James Ramos HOUSTON (CNS) — Upcoming space travel plans need to include living on the moon, similar to scientific habitats in the Arctic and Antarctica, […]

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Poor Clare marks silver jubilee; she traded hoops for life of prayer

By Elizabeth A. Elliott ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) — The last time Poor Clare Sister Rose Marie of the Queen of Angels hugged her mom or other family members was in 1994 […]

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News Briefs: July 21, 2019

‘Dad-vocate’ for Down syndrome children offers powerful pro-life example CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) — While most of the country was winding down from its Independence Day festivities, another type of celebration […]

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Detroit Catholics help save iconic Ontario church

By Dan Meloy WINDSOR, Ontario (CNS) — Detroiters might soon notice a bronze glow on the horizon as they stare south across the Detroit River. Across the river from historic […]

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Faith leaders decry ICE deportations, say action causes anxiety, fear

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many Catholic and other faith leaders noted that the Gospel reading for July 14 — the day U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was to carry out deportation […]

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Defending Amazon against loggers, ranchers, agribusiness can be dangerous

ANAPU, Brazil (CNS) — Across a stream and down a dirt road at the edge of this Amazonian town, a carefully tended crypt marks the burial place of Notre Dame […]

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Synod on the Amazon to discuss Church’s ministry in complex region

LIMA, Peru (CNS) — When Pope Francis came face to face with more than 2,000 Amazonian indigenous people in Peru in January 2018, he told them the place where they […]

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‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

By Pablo Kay LOS ANGELES (CNS) — In a last-minute twist, a California bill that would have required priests to break the sacramental seal of confession was shelved by its […]

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Mom says miracle in Sheen cause that saved her son a gift to whole Church

By Jennifer Willems PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — As Bonnie Engstrom watched lifesaving measures being taken for her son, who had been born just moments before without a pulse or drawing […]