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News Briefs: March 22, 2020

Pope entrusts world threatened by coronavirus pandemic to Mary VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis entrusted to Jesus’ mother the suffering and anguish of millions of people affected by the […]

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Measure promoting respect for life among ICC’s 2020 successes

A major pro-life victory was among the highlights of this year’s short session of the Indiana General Assembly, which saw successes as well as setbacks for the Indiana Catholic Conference.  […]

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CDC director ‘not shy about his Catholic faith,’ says Baltimore pastor

By Tim Swift BALTIMORE (CNS) — When Msgr. Richard Woy sees Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on television these days flanked by […]

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Catholic nursing homes respond to coronavirus restrictions

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The impact of the coronavirus in the United States is likely felt the strongest in nursing homes around the country, and Catholic facilities are no exception. As […]

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El Salvador marks 43rd anniversary of Jesuit’s martyrdom as beatification looms

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Even as the government of El Salvador announced a nationwide quarantine, hundreds flocked to a pilgrimage site March 12 to remember a Jesuit priest and his companions […]

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Late Scripture scholar’s commitment to students recalled as ‘unstinting’

TRENTON, N.J. (CNS) — The late Father Gerard S. Sloyan was “ever the teacher and pastor” whose commitment to students “was unstinting,” said one of the organizers of a recent […]

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Reporting system to record abuse complaints against bishops begins

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service, or CBAR, the system became […]

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USCCB launches ‘Walking With Moms in Need’ yearlong parish service project

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholic bishops are being asked to invite the parishes in their dioceses to join a nationwide effort called “Walking With Moms in Need: A Year of […]

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Legislation lifts barriers to careers for youth in poverty

For a young person in a poor family, an internship or other work-based learning opportunity can offer the first step to a better life. But for many impoverished youths in […]

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News Briefs: March 15, 2020

Priest offers suffering from brain tumor for victims of clergy sex abuse GREENCASTLE, Ind. (CNS) — Father John Hollowell cried as he sat in the confessional of St. Paul the […]

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Pope chooses ‘synodality’ as theme for 2022 synod

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has decided the next world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, which will take place in October 2022, will have the theme: “For a […]

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Wide-ranging plans hope to limit spread of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In an effort to stem the pandemic of COVID-19, bishops’ conferences and dioceses around the world began suspending public Masses. The measures were designed to “flatten the […]