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Solemnity of St. Joseph is March 19 — Church grants plenary indulgences for year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis announced Dec. 8 a special year dedicated to St. Joseph from Dec. 8, 2020, until Dec. 8, 2021, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation […]

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Life triumphs over death as Christians rebuild in Iraq, pope says

QARAQOSH, Iraq (CNS) — Amid the rubble and bombed out remains of four churches destroyed by Islamic State militants, Pope Francis paid tribute to Iraqi Christians who endured persecution and […]

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New NBA player credits his faith, family, school

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — On the day his dream came true, Desmond Bane stood in front of the modest home where he grew up, wanting to pay tribute to all the […]

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Madagascan puppet shows emphasize health, nutrition

In Madagascar, families gather to watch puppet shows that entertain and teach. They love seeing the brightly colored puppets talk to each other, tell stories and ask the crowd questions. […]

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School choice, pro-life measures cross midpoint of session

At the halfway point of the 2021 legislative session, the Indiana Catholic Conference and other allies are closely monitoring and calling for public engagement on important bills that continue to […]

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News Briefs: March 7, 2021

Human rights advocate Sister Dianna Ortiz dies after brief illness CLEVELAND (CNS) — Ursuline Sister Dianna Ortiz was teaching indigenous children as a missionary in Guatemala in 1989 when her […]

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US House passes Equality Act in a 224-206 vote

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act in a 224-206 vote Feb. 25. A couple days ahead of the vote, the chairmen of five U.S. bishops’ […]

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Fellowship aims to rejuvenate ministers of US Church

A visit to the Holy Land can be transformative for the faith life of Christians. Among those who work in ministry in the Catholic Church, the monumental and formative experience also […]

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Ways to foster Catholic-Methodist relationships in new document

CLEVELAND (CNS) — A two-part publication emerging from the most recent round of dialogue between representatives of the U.S. Catholic bishops and the United Methodist Church offers practical helps and […]

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Iraq full of historic sites important to understanding Christianity

By Dale Gaviak AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Pope Francis hopes to embark on the first-ever papal visit to the biblical land of Iraq in early March in a spiritual pilgrimage […]

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News Briefs: February 28, 2021

Word change in missal doxology took effect on Ash Wednesday WASHINGTON (CNS) — A change in wording to the concluding doxology of orations in the Roman Missal, from “one God, […]

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Climate mixed for environmental issues important to Church

Catholics concerned about the environment are tracking a number of bills at the Indiana Statehouse through the lens of “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home,” the groundbreaking encyclical […]