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News Briefs: June 9, 2019

Missouri could be first state where no abortions can be performed ST. LOUIS (CNS) — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will […]

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Come July 1, Knights of Columbus get a new look after 79 years

By Mickey Conlon TORONTO (CNS) — A long-standing tradition will end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its fourth-degree members. July […]

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Supreme Court allows fetal burials, rejects abortion limits in Indiana

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two different aspects of Indiana abortion laws May 28. It upheld a state law — reversing an appeals court ruling […]

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Catholic Communication Campaign helps church evangelize, inform Catholics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic communications in all forms — print, digital, broadcast, social media — are essential to informing the Catholic faithful about the Catholic Church, two Church communicators told […]

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Pro-life leaders applaud passage of abortion bill in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (CNS) — By passing a bill to ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, the Alabama Legislature has recognized that abortion is “the extinguishing of a unique human life,” […]

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News Briefs: May 26, 2019

U.S. bishops ‘gravely disappointed’ with House passage of Equality Act WASHINGTON (CNS) — Five U.S. bishops, chairmen of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committees or subcommittees, said May 17 they […]

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US Church leaders in favor of new rules on sexual abuse reporting

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Church leaders welcomed the norms issued by Pope Francis May 9 giving clear direction to the global Catholic Church about reporting abuse and holding Church leaders […]

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Not ruling on apparitions, pope allows pilgrimages to Medjugorje

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Parishes and dioceses are now allowed to organize official pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it must be clear that the Catholic Church has not recognized as […]

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Mexico celebrates beatification of first laywoman

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the sounds of music and applause echoed throughout the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, the Catholic Church in Mexico celebrated the […]

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News Briefs: May 12, 2019

No ‘Hesburgh’ picture without ‘Catholics vs. Convicts,’ filmmaker says WASHINGTON (CNS) — Patrick Creadon, who made the new documentary “Hesburgh” about Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh, the priest who led […]

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Sri Lankan bombings impact US parish with ties to seminarian

By Gina Christian PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — The fallout from the Easter Sunday bombings in three Sri Lankan cities has reached a Philadelphia parish. “Our whole parish is shaken,” said Father […]

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Bishops hear pain and hope at racism listening session in Baltimore

By Christopher Gunty BALTIMORE (CNS) — Participants in a racism listening session sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore April 29 brought a variety of experiences to the attention of Baltimore’s […]