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News Briefs: March 1, 2020

Catholics ‘unfriend’ social media, choose ‘digital detox’ for Lent BALTIMORE (CNS) — No selfies. No cat videos. Not even an artfully composed photo of avocado toast. Come Ash Wednesday, Feb. […]

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Leap year’s extra day has a Catholic origin

By Donis Tracy BOSTON (CNS) — The extra day that comes approximately once every four years is a way to adapt the calendar year to the astronomical year. But did […]

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Measure to protect pregnant employees among bills stalled

A bill designed to offer protections for pregnant women in the workplace is unlikely to move forward this year despite backing from the governor and a broad base of support […]

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Almsgiving: An overshadowed Lenten pillar has something to say

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When it comes to the three pillars of Lent, almsgiving is a little bit like the middle child, not always getting the attention that prayer and fasting […]

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Books offer spiritual nourishment during Lent, Easter season

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Here are some new books that might be useful for spiritual reading during Lent and the Easter season: — “Sacred Space for Lent 2020” by the Irish […]

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News Briefs: February 23, 2020

Change to public charge rule seen to have chilling effect on immigrants NEW YORK (CNS) — Widespread confusion about a recent change to the so-called “public charge” law that limits […]

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Child advocates align against bill treating youth as adults

Despite a chorus of opposition, a controversial bill that would send children as young as 12 to the adult criminal justice system has passed the Indiana Senate and now awaits […]

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Love of God, reverence for Mary mark installation of Gary’s new bishop

By Marlene A. Zloza GARY, Ind. (CNS) — Bishop Robert J. McClory embraced the people of the Diocese of Gary with these words: “I will love you and honor you […]

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Bishops worldwide laud ‘Querida Amazonia’ exhortation

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishops from throughout the world gave high marks to Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation “Querida Amazonia,” taking note of the care with which it was crafted to […]

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Remains of aborted babies buried in South Bend

A cold, gray, wintry day in South Bend seemed like an appropriate setting for the burial of 2,411 aborted babies, whose remains were interred there Feb. 12. The babies had […]

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News Briefs: February 16, 2020

Inviting neighbors to say rosary together leads to community of prayer OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (CNS) — It was an invitation Erin Joerger never expected to receive from a neighbor: “We’re […]

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Videos are a new component to U.S. bishops’ ‘Faithful Citizenship’ guide

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A series of long-planned videos that supplement the U.S. bishops’ quadrennial “Faithful Citizenship” document that provides guidance to voters during a presidential election year have been finalized […]