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Trinity student studies, works to create her preferred future WASHINGTON (CNS) — Daniela doesn’t remember much about coming to the United States from her native El Salvador with her parents […]

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Sound of music: Vatican offers ordinary choirs extraordinary venues

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Fifteen-year-old show choir member Molly Biggs of Topeka, Kansas, thought her biggest singing break would be performing in Kansas City. As the New Year dawned, she […]

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Follow Jesus like the Magi, pope urges on Epiphany

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To follow Jesus, one must set out like the Magi, leaving comfort behind, following the light and offering the Lord gifts without expecting anything in return, […]

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Catholic groups decry end of immigration protection for Salvadorans

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the Catholic Church in the U.S. began observing National Migration Week, a time to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, immigrants, refugees, and human trafficking victims, […]

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Catholic swimmer named AP Female Athlete of the Year

By Kelly Sankowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Associated Press named Katie Ledecky the Female Athlete of the Year Dec. 26, after balloting by U.S. editors and news directors. Ledecky, a […]

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Popularity of Gregorian chant has flourished in recent years

By Chaz Muth and Jose Montoya WASHINGTON (CNS) — James Senson grew up in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area in the 1980s and his exposure to music in his home […]

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Pope prays for world’s suffering children on Christmas

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Those who recognize the Lord in the Baby Jesus in the manger also should recognize His presence in children suffering today because of war, poverty and […]

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News Briefs: January 7, 2018

Christians, Muslims join for Christmas Mass in liberated Mosul MOSUL, Iraq (CNS) — Cries of joy and seasonal hymns once again filled St. Paul Cathedral in Mosul as Christmas Mass […]

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For New Year, pope urges help for refugees, respect for life

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis began the New Year praying the world would demonstrate a marked increase in solidarity and welcome for migrants and refugees. “Let’s not extinguish the […]

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Author shares stories from meals with St. John Paul II

ROME (CNS) — For some 25 years as pope, St. John Paul II would invite people to his table each day — sharing breakfast, lunch, dinner and conversation with a […]

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Child-friendly spaces offer young Rohingya refugees hope

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (CNS) — In the middle of the overcrowded Kutupalong refugee camp housing thousands of Rohingya, a small tin-roofed and brick-walled house is abuzz with about 100 children […]

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The weary world rejoices: Nativity scenes bring joy to hardened hearts

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square is not getting rave reviews: The backdrop does not look like a stable and the characters in need — […]