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New Smithsonian exhibit explores diversity of religion in early America

By Carolyn Mackenzie WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s new exhibition, “Religion in Early America,” celebrates the free exercise of religion and the religious diversity that […]

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New archbishop of Indianapolis calls faithful to be ‘bridges of unity’

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — July 28 was a day of joy for Catholics across central and southern Indiana, as Archbishop Charles C. Thompson was installed as the seventh archbishop of Indianapolis […]

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Catholic evangelization in a digital world

The message remains, but mediums must change USCCB communications restructuring shifts focus from print to digital By Chaz Muth The chief communications officer for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Department […]

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News Briefs

Reformed churches sign agreement adopting justification doctrine VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Signaling a turning point in ecumenical relations with the Catholic Church, the World Communion of Reformed Churches signed an […]

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Cardinal hopes church’s history in Iraq will help its future

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To understand the current situation in Iraq — the evolving and complex conflicts there, and the fear and resilience of its Christians — one has to […]

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Land O’ Lakes statement on Catholic higher education turns 50

WASHINGTON (CNS)— Not all Catholics are familiar with the Land O’ Lakes statement, a document on Catholic higher education with a cool sounding name, but this landmark text needs no […]

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U.S. bishops call for protection for young migrants

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the migration committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged the Trump administration to “ensure permanent protection” for youth who were brought to […]

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A Franciscan friar trades a field of dreams for an empire for the poor

SONSONATE, El Salvador (CNS) — His Boston Red Sox baseball hat is almost as big a part of him as his brown Franciscan habit. Anywhere Franciscan Father Flavian Mucci goes […]

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Aspiring religious delay entry to pay off debt

By Colleen Dulle WASHINGTON (CNS) — For some aspiring priests and religious, the biggest obstacle to pursuing their vocation is student debt. Because many religious orders do not accept members […]

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Ohio artist restores religious statues, stirs memories of closed parishes

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (CNS) — St. Elizabeth of Hungary stands tall, the bread in her right hand, a gift to the poor, looks like it may have just come from the […]

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Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for eucharist

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, […]

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Images of faith preserved at Capitol attest to role of religion in U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Elaborate artwork adorns the monumental buildings in the nation’s capital, depicting the beauty and grandeur of the neoclassical era that inspired these buildings. It is within these […]