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News Briefs: April 14, 2019

Court won’t hear appeal by pro-life activist sued by Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court April 1 decided against hearing an appeal by pro-life activist David Daleiden, […]

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Atlanta archbishop named new leader of Washington archdiocese

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta as the new archbishop of Washington. The appointment was announced April 4 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe […]

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Pope: Church, world need the gifts, enthusiasm of young people

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The life of a young person and the vocation to which God calls each one is “holy ground” that pastors and parents must respect, nurture and […]

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Mission success isn’t measured by numbers, pope says in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (CNS) — The Christian mission is not about numbers of converts, but about changing people and the world by being witnesses of God’s mercy and love, Pope Francis […]

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New head of CLINIC is experienced litigator, immigration law expert

SILVER SPRING, Md. (CNS) — Many people might not have noticed that Anna Gallagher took over Feb. 1 as executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC. […]

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Wounded warriors: HEROs combating ‘epidemic’ of child pornography

By Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan WASHINGTON (CNS) — As a result of losing both legs while sweeping for bombs on his third deployment in Afghanistan, Justin Gaertner could no longer serve […]

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News Briefs: April 7, 2019

African floods ‘wiped out entire villages’ after cyclone, says Jesuit NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — More than 2 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been affected by a cyclone […]

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Brother priests mark 60th year of ordination with Mass — and a snowstorm

By Matthew Davis NEW TRIER, Minn. (CNS) — For 60 years of priesthood, no amount of snow has stopped Fathers Leonard and Martin Siebenaler from celebrating Sunday Mass at their […]

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Florida man starts new podcast on Catholics in sports

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Florida man with a five-year track record in podcasting has started a new series on Catholics in sports. Its title is deceptively simple: “Catholic Sports Radio […]

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Bishops condemn bills to expand abortion, repeal conscience protection

By Jacob Comello WASHINGTON (CNS) — The bishops from Illinois’ six dioceses made a decisive stand March 28 against state legislators’ efforts to remove all abortion restrictions in the state, […]

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Education leader Norman Francis to receive Laetare Medal

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) — Norman C. Francis, who served as president of Xavier University of Louisiana for 47 years and has been a prominent voice in the civil rights […]

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Retired Sacramento Bishop Quinn, 97, dies; was oldest U.S. prelate

By Michael Brown TUCSON, Ariz. (CNS) -— Retired Bishop Francis A. Quinn of Sacramento, California, who headed the Northern California diocese from 1980 to 1994 and later spent 13 years […]