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Woman says vow not to ‘deny Jesus’ was motivation in campus freedom fight

By Sam Lucero GREEN BAY, Wis. (CNS) — As long as she can remember, Polly Olsen, 29, said she has handed out heart-shaped cards on Valentine’s Day. “Basically since I […]

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News Briefs: October 6, 2019

Catholic Charities to award $1 million for innovative anti-poverty efforts WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic Charities USA has unveiled a $1 million award program that officials hope will lead to innovative […]

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For communications day, pope says memories can help unite people

By Paige Hanley VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will highlight the important role of memory and storytelling across generations as a way to bring people together in a world […]

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Study released on sexual harassment among seminarians

LAS VEGAS (CNS) — The University of Notre Dame Sept. 21 released a groundbreaking report that looked at sexual harassment in U.S. Catholic seminaries, revealing that just 6% of seminarians […]

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October is Respect Life Month

By the Most Reverend Joseph F. Nauman My dear friends in Christ: Each October during Respect Life Month, the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops launches a new cycle of the […]

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Notre Dame hosts expert panel on clergy sex abuse crisis

The annual University of Notre Dame Forum on topics of importance began its 2019-20 season with the difficult issue of clergy sex abuse in a Sept. 25 keynote panel entitled […]

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Vatican temporarily suspends decree on Indianapolis Jesuit high school

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education temporarily lifted a decree that had taken away the Catholic status of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis. The decree was […]

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News Briefs: September 29, 2019

Letters to Blessed John Henry Newman show his role as pastor, evangelist OXFORD, England (CNS) — Thousands of documents relating to England’s 19th-century convert-cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman, are being […]

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Indiana, Illinois launch investigation

INDIANAPOLIS — The story of 2,246 aborted fetal remains found at the Illinois home of late abortion doctor Ulrich Klopfer continues to unfold. From medical records found in close proximity […]

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Africa trip planted new seeds of hope, pope says at audience

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Having gone to Africa as a pilgrim of peace and hope, Pope Francis said he hoped the seeds planted there by his visit would bear abundant […]

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News briefs for Sept. 22, 2019

Cruise ship to deliver aid to Bahamas, bring evacuees to Florida MIAMI (CNS) — A second Florida-to-Bahamas round-trip humanitarian cruise was set to sail the weekend of Sept. 14, weather-permitting, […]

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Abuse crisis, leadership failure impacts Church giving

By Brian Fraga The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money — close to $4 billion in the past 20 years — to investigate, […]