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CRS working in Indonesia to assess needs of tsunami survivors

JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNS) — Catholic Relief Services is working with local partners to help determine the greatest needs of survivors of Indonesia’s Dec. 22 tsunami, said Yenni Suryani, country manager […]

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Young adults leaving Church start down that path at age 13

By Nicholas Wolfram Smith SANTA CLARA, Calif. (CNS) — To find Catholics who have left the Church, start looking at the faces in the pews, according to a recent report. […]

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Immigration battles continue in 2019

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The year 2018 may have come to an end but the battles on the immigration front promise to continue well into 2019 and beyond. “On immigration, there […]

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In Christmas message, pope prays for peace, brotherhood

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Delivering his formal Christmas message and blessing, Pope Francis prayed for a world where all people would recognize that they are brothers and sisters and would […]

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Spanish Mass in U.S. receives new translation

MISHAWAKA — Sunday, Dec. 2, marked the first Sunday of Advent and a new year in the Church calendar. For the Catholic Church in the United States, something else was new […]

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U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

WASHINGTON (CNS) — 2018 will no doubt be remembered as a dark time for the U.S. Catholic Church. Catholics felt betrayed by Church leaders accused of sexual misconduct and cover-up […]

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Big decisions, bench changes for U.S. Supreme Court this year

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court’s past year will probably be remembered more for the shakeup at the bench than for specific rulings. In early July when President Donald Trump […]

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News Briefs: December 23, 2018

Filmmaker’s ‘Camino’ documentary finally finds home on PBS WASHINGTON (CNS) — What a long, strange trip it’s been. Not walking the 500 miles in a pilgrimage from southern France to […]

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Venerating Cure d’Ars’ relic can help Church ‘heal,’ says head of Knights

By Richard Szczepanowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, “reminds us God uses instruments to be ministers of his grace and […]

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Woman who once assisted with abortions to address March for Life

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Abby Johnson, who early in her career assisted in carrying out abortions, will be among the speakers during the 2019 March for Life rally Jan. 18 on […]

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Women religious launch Advent with the light appearing in darkness

By Katie Rutter BEECH GROVE, Ind. (CNS) — A few purple hangings and an Advent wreath were the only signs of the season in the dark chapel of the Our […]

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News Briefs: Dec. 16, 2018

11th Circuit ruling ‘finally’ ends EWTN court fight over HHS mandate IRONDALE, Ala. (CNS) — The chairman and CEO of the Eternal Word Television Network said the global Catholic media […]