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Murdered Jesuits inspired a new way of being Church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The murdered Jesuits in El Salvador, whose legacy is being commemorated around the world Nov. 16, the 30th anniversary of their deaths, were known for their academic […]

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Vatican I’s 150th anniversary: Understanding the council yesterday and today

By Kristin Colberg Dec. 8 will mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council. On Dec. 8, 1869, more than 700 bishops gathered in St. Peter’s […]

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Papal infallibility: fresh perspectives

By Kristin Colberg The 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council will fall on Dec. 8. Most people know little about Vatican I except that it defined […]

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Catholics lead rosary on way to DACA rally outside Supreme Court

By Josephine von Dohlen WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the U.S. Supreme Court justices prepared to hear oral arguments in a case on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program the […]

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Movie review: Midway

By John Mulderig NEW YORK (CNS) — It’s all hands on deck in the vivid fact-based naval epic “Midway” (Lionsgate). In fact, the cast of this historical drama is so […]

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Siblings born two minutes apart continue strong bond as religious sisters

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Benedictine Sisters Jill and Susan Reuber have often shared the same path in life, but their roads to their religious vocations took different turns. They were born […]

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Archbishop invites Church to join a year of service to pregnant women

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann sees the day that Catholic parishes can be one of the first places a woman facing an unexpected or challenging pregnancy can turn […]

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In fall meeting, U.S. bishops examine challenges faced by Church, society

BALTIMORE (CNS) — At the start of their Nov. 11-13 meeting in Baltimore, U.S. bishops discussed many of the challenges they face in the Church and the nation. Unlike recent […]

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Letters foster one young woman’s gratitude for veteran’s years of service

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — At 20, Sophia Egold is part of a generation that communicates almost exclusively by text, Instagram, Facebook and other forms of social media, yet she has learned […]

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Pope adds feast of Our Lady of Loreto to universal calendar

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved adding the Dec. 10 feast of Our Lady of Loreto to all calendars and liturgical books for the celebration of the Mass […]

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News Briefs: November 10, 2019

Report: Persecution of Christians worse in Asia; Mideast might not recover LONDON (CNS) — Christianity is disappearing from towns and cities in parts of the Middle East, warns a new […]

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Congress urged to pass bill on respectful ‘disposition’ of fetal remains

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A bill in Congress to require respectful disposition of fetal remains from abortions as well as accountability from the abortion industry “is in keeping with society’s treatment […]