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News Briefs: March 31, 2019

Rector of Montreal oratory stabbed during televised Mass MONTREAL (CNS) — Father Claude Grou, rector of St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, was stabbed during a Mass March 22. The […]

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How a daughter became victim of sex trafficking, lost her life

By Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan WASHINGTON (CNS) — Yvonne Ambrose had one of the worst experiences any mother can suffer: Her daughter Desiree, age 16, was found in a garage on […]

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Music, faith intertwined for retired violinist now in ministry as deacon for Indianapolis archdiocese

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Violinist David Bartolowits played his last concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Dec. 23, 2016, winding up his 35-year musical career with a heartwarming Christmas concert. A […]

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Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm society

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a joint letter to Congress March 20, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said they oppose the Equality Act because […]

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Faith and generosity sustain flood victims in Omaha archdiocese

By Mike May OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — For Naoma Borgmann, the first sign of trouble was the look on her husband’s face. Although 60-mile-per-hour winds were howling and 4- to […]

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Art tour initiative celebrates ‘embrace’ of century-old church’s beauty

By Anthony D. Alonzo HAMMOND, Ind. (CNS) — Catholic culture is alive in working-class Hammond, specifically in the city’s downtown, through an initiative to tell the history and share the […]

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Catholic Charities CEO urges all to ‘shatter stereotypes’ about immigrants

By Jacob Comello WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, challenged the group of students, professors and clergy in her audience March 12 […]

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Amid call for boycott of Lenten appeals is the harm to poor, needy

By Jacob Comello WASHINGTON (CNS) — Lent is a penitent season — a time for sincere reflection on one’s mistakes and a time to make amends for one’s life before […]

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News Briefs: March 24, 2019

For Lent, Irish Catholics urged to abandon ‘weapons of mass distraction’ DUBLIN (CNS) — Alcohol, smoking and chocolates are some of the most well-known vices that people traditionally give up […]

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Faith and flowers: Special rules keep God’s house simply beautiful

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Of the many traditions and penitential practices observed during the season of Lent, one of the more visible is the stark change in church decor and […]

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Bishops’ migration chairman urges House to pass new bill that works to protect ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration March 15 endorsed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019,which would provide equal protection and a pathway […]

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World health depends on changing way food is made, eaten, say speakers

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The food people pick at the supermarket and cook in their kitchens can make a huge difference in helping address the global problems of hunger, obesity […]