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News Briefs: December 19, 2021

Knights’ documentary on St. Joseph available to view for free NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — The Knights of Columbus made its latest documentary, “St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father,” available to […]

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Vatican Christmas stamps feature work of homeless artist 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Adam Piekarski, a homeless man from Lódz, Poland, never imagined that the sketches he would draw in his free time while waiting for the public showers […]

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Doctors: Advances since Roe confirm abortion ‘takes life of unborn child’

(CNS) — At 15 weeks’ gestation, a fetus responds to touch. The neurotransmitters and nerves needed to process and transmit pain signals have formed, and most of the spinal column […]

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Pope: Through Mary, Latin America can move toward conversion, renewal

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Festive music, dancing and prayers in honor of Mary echoed through St. Peter’s Square as hundreds gathered to commemorate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. […]

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Christmas is time for sharing, not commercialism, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Christmas tree and Nativity crèche should evoke the joy and the peace of God’s love and not the selfish indulgence of consumerism and indifference, Pope […]

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Mourning, prayer and a resolve to rebuild follow devastating tornadoes

MAYFIELD, Ky. (CNS) — Mourning, prayer and a resolve to rebuild shattered lives, homes and businesses in Mayfield followed one of the most powerful twisters in U.S. history that leveled […]

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News Briefs: December 12, 2021

Catholic church burned as Myanmar military continues assault YANGON, Myanmar (CNS) — Myanmar’s military continues to target churches in predominantly Christian regions in the Buddhist-majority country, ignoring appeals by the […]

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Catholic social teaching illuminates ICC public policy efforts  

In this season of prayerful preparation, the Indiana Catholic Conference is making plans to more powerfully and effectively bring the light of Catholic social teaching to bear on society’s most […]

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Faith leaders urge changes in bill’s provisions for funding child care

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Build Back Better Act’s plan to expand affordable child care and ensure that quality prekindergarten is available to all families “is a worthy goal,” but as […]

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Pro-lifers hopeful about outcome of Dobbs case, urge prayers for court

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee Dec. 1 urged Catholics, people of other faiths and all people of goodwill to unite in prayer that the […]

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God dreams of a world where all are welcomed as family, pope says

NICOSIA, Cyprus (CNS) — Pope Francis told migrants that, like them, God dreams of a world where everyone recognizes each other as brothers and sisters. God “asks us not to […]

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News Briefs: December 5, 2021

Pope: Discrimination against people with disabilities must end VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church must be a home for all, especially for people with disabilities who continue to face […]