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A statement from Archbishop Charles C. Thompson calling again for an end to federal executions in Indiana 

December 14, 2020 As we approach the celebration of the birth of Jesus, who came to give us life, I once again appeal to the conscience of all humanity and […]

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Bishops: Getting COVID-19 vaccine is ‘act of charity,’ supports common good

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The “gravity” of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and “the lack of availability of alternative vaccines,” are “sufficiently serious” reasons to accept the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, the […]

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Bishops say Advent during pandemic can draw us closer to Jesus

CLEVELAND (CNS) — The global pandemic and new limits on daily activities present a special time for a renewal of faith and the opportunity to deepen appreciation for Jesus in […]

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Nun, who claims ‘divine help,’ advances to final of MasterChef Brasil

By Lise Alves SAO PAULO (CNS) — A Brazilian nun who has moved into the finals of a TV cooking show said she received “divine help” and prayed the entire […]

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Administration urged to stop federal executions, recall God’s mercy during Advent

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Federal executions are at odds with Advent as a season “of anticipated redemption” and must be stopped, said the chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ […]

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Pope says Catholics can receive plenary indulgence for Guadalupe devotion

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — With the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe closed for her feast to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Pope Francis said Catholics still can receive a […]

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New books for teens, kids focus on morality, Bible, Jesus

YARDLEY, Pa. (CNS) — The following books are suitable for Christmas giving. “The Spider Who Saved Christmas: A Legend” by Raymond Arroyo, illustrated by Randy Gallegos. Sophia Institute Press (Manchester, […]

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News Briefs: December 13, 2020

Trier’s Catholic cathedral becomes center of mourning after SUV attack BERLIN (CNS) — People gathered in Trier’s cathedral the evening of Dec. 1 to pray for the victims of a […]

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In pandemic, Catholic churches turned to technology, creativity, faith

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the coronavirus pandemic upended normal activities and routines across the United States, Catholic parishes, schools and organizations had to quickly and continuously find ways to adapt. […]

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News Briefs: December 6, 2020

Extension’s ‘Advent Alms’ program aims to help poor US Catholic communities CHICAGO (CNS) — To support poor faith communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Extension is launching “Advent […]

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No pilgrims at basilica for Guadalupe feast this year

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexican Church and civic officials have canceled public feast celebrations for Mexico’s patroness at her shrine in Mexico City due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The celebration […]

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Pope meets with NBA players union delegation at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A delegation representing the National Basketball Players Association, a union representing professional athletes from the NBA, met with Pope Francis and spoke with him about their […]