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Groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dozens of Catholic groups that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, they announced late Oct. […]

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Signs of the Spirit: App teaches blessings, how to pray in ASL

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Sister Kathleen Schipani found out she was usually the very first person to teach deaf children to pray, she decided there had to be an […]

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Father Solanus Casey beatification will resonate

The Nov. 18 beatification ceremony of Franciscan Father Solanus Casey (1870-1957) in Ford Field in Detroit will convene the faithful from around the world, including many who encountered the holiness […]

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Catholic groups actively working on Puerto Rico’s recovery

By Wallace J. de la Vega QUEBRADILLAS, Puerto Rico (CNS) — A month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Catholic organizations, groups and individuals were still among the most prominent […]

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Christian life is a love story with God, pope says at canonization

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the Catholic Church’s newest saints, Christians are called to live their faith as a love story with God, who wants a relationship that is “more […]

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Pope Names Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Siegel as New Bishop of Evansville

WASHINGTON (USCCB)—Pope Francis has named Bishop Joseph M. Siegel, up until now Auxiliary Bishop of Joliet, as the new bishop of Evansville, Indiana. The announcement was publicized in Washington on […]

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Silver anniversary: Making the catechism shine in the 21st century

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the church marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, promoting it as a means of teaching the truth […]

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Catholic cemeteries bury the poor and forgotten

WASHINGTON (CNS) — It is not as if anyone has organized a parade or a public relations campaign to say so, but Catholic cemeteries around the country have, do and […]

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Long-term recovery ahead for California communities hit hard by wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CNS) — The Diocese of Santa Rosa “has been hit hard” and “is in an ongoing state of uncertainty” because of Northern California wildfires that began the […]

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Bishop Vasquez urges U.S. to help solve expanding Rohingya crisis WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration called on the federal government to work with […]

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Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond with prayers

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Students at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas began school Oct. 2 — hours after the mass shooting in that city — by praying the rosary […]

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Eliminating any difference between sexes ‘is not right,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While societies must find a way to overcome the subjugation of women, pretending there are no differences between men and women or even using technology to […]