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Saints give solace in coping with effects of sex abuse

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dawn Eden Goldstein overcame the “spiritually isolating” effects of childhood sexual abuse via the communion of saints, as she recounts in her unusual memoir “My Peace I […]

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Catholic leaders nationwide react to Notre Dame Cathedral fire

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As U.S. Catholic leaders grappled with the enormity of the April 15 fire that ruined the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the word “iconic” came to mind […]

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Massive Sri Lanka Easter bombings traced to little-known group

By Michael Sainsbury BANGKOK (CNS) — The Sri Lankan government blamed little-known Islamic group National Thowheeth Jama’ath for the Easter suicide bombings that targeted three churches and three luxury hotels […]

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Protocols to address abuse in U.S. dioceses in place since 2002

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Surveys show that many Catholics are unaware of the steps that the bishops have taken since 2002 to prevent child abuse and to monitor its own performance. […]

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Singer-songwriter presents Crucifixion in concert

By Joanne Fox SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) — Singer-songwriter Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron confessed she didn’t always like Holy Week. “It always seemed to be full of sadness,” she told the […]

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Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, pope says at Easter

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ’s resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and […]

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Survivor: ‘Jesus is light that shows us way’ to stop exploitation

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Jewell Baraka’s voice tightened when asked about her youth. “Prostituted by my father from age 11 to 14, then exploited in pornography from 14 to 17 — […]

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It’s in the cards for woman religious who threw perfect pitch

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The perfect pitch Dominican Sister Mary Jo Sobieck threw prior to a Chicago White Sox game last summer not only went viral but is still out of […]

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News Briefs: April 21, 2019

Ohio governor signs fetal heartbeat law, setting stage for legal challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNS) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill that would make it illegal to carry out […]

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Foot-care ministry offers physical relief, friendship to homeless

By Katie Scott PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Rodger placed his backpack next to a chair, sat down and unlaced worn-out shoes. “They told me there are going to be Epsom […]

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Executions down globally, but up in U.S., says Amnesty International

The number of executions worldwide has dropped by almost one-third, Amnesty International said in its latest review of the death penalty. At least 690 people were executed globally in 20 […]

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Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote […]