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SIGNIS: Catholic media vital for accurate news, stories of faith, hope

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of SIGNIS urged the world’s bishops as the “chief storyteller” in their diocese to use all media at their disposal to “make known” stories “of […]

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Earthquake felt in North Carolina brings reading during Sunday Mass to life

By Patricia L. Guilfoyle CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) — Scripture really came alive Aug. 9 for Catholics in Charlotte. A 5.1-magnitude earthquake originating near Sparta was felt in Charlotte a little […]

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Catholic Charities pandemic assistance totals nearly $400 million

CLEVELAND (CNS) — Scott Milliken has seen a lot of people come through the doors at the Father English Center’s food pantry during his years as CEO of Catholic Charities […]

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Catholic leaders call for prayers, help after massive Beirut blasts

By Dale Gavlak AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Lebanese were reeling after a massive explosion at Beirut’s port destroyed homes, businesses and livelihoods across the capital, and Catholic leaders immediately took […]

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Catholic prayer, meditation app Hallow sees huge increase in popularity

By Ian Alvano WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the developers of the Catholic meditation app Hallow launched it in 2018, they hoped to attract young Catholics, but what is now the […]

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News Briefs: August 9, 2020

Beatification of Father McGivney to take place Oct. 31 HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS) — Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be beatified during a special Mass […]

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March for Life officials mindful of health safeguards

By Kurt Jensen WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the midst of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the annual March for Life rally on the National Mall and march […]

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Neither a hurricane, nor a pandemic stopped this Texas confirmation

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As far as stories of endurance and faith go, it’s hard to top the dedication of a group of young Catholics from the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas. […]

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Washington Post settles lawsuit with student over viral video coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Washington Post reached a settlement July 24 with the family of Nicholas Sandmann, the Kentucky Catholic high school student who sued the newspaper last year for […]

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Mexican bishops call for action ahead of Supreme Court abortion ruling

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexico’s bishops called on Catholics to speak out ahead of a Supreme Court ruling that could lead to abortion being decriminalized nationwide. In a statement July […]

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News Briefs: July 26, 2020

U.S. carries out first federal execution in nearly two decades TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CNS) — On the grounds of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods near Terre Haute, news […]

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Coakley: Loans keep ‘essential ministries’ going during national emergency

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said the federal emergency “bridge loans” that dioceses, parishes and other Catholic entities applied for provided a lifeline, […]