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Catholics reminded Lent a time of self-reflection, atonement, preparation

By Daniel Meloy DETROIT (CNS) — “Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron reflected on these words of […]

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Legal path to driving for undocumented gaining traction 

Despite roadblocks, momentum continues to grow across the state for providing undocumented immigrants with legal driving privileges — a move that some lawmakers and advocates including the Catholic Church believe […]

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Vatican Radio celebrates its 90th anniversary

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Vatican Radio received well-wishes from Pope Francis and an avid listener who is the second oldest person in the world. Sister Andre, […]

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Combatting malnutrition in Timor Leste

The family of Sandra Salleta da Costas Magno, 7, are famers who grow seasonal crops based on the rainy and dry season. In the dry season they plant carrot, tomato, […]

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News Briefs: February 21, 2021

Bill would block taxpayer funding of abortion, make Hyde Amendment permanent WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, has introduced a bill to prohibit use of federal taxpayer […]

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Media road map: Guidance from a pope and a saint, both named Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Francis met with a Catholic News Service delegation marking the agency’s 100th anniversary, he encouraged the agency to continue to foster dialogue and honest […]

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After 11 months of ‘giving up,’ what is there left to give up this Lent?

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Since childhood, the typical U.S. Catholic’s response to Lent is giving up, as in “What are you giving up for Lent?” If you haven’t been keeping track, […]

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Expansion to school choice program under consideration

Ten years after the passage of groundbreaking legislation that made Indiana a national leader in school choice, state lawmakers are considering a bill that would extend the reach of the […]

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News Briefs: February 14, 2021

Pope adds Martha, Mary and Lazarus, Church doctors to universal calendar VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recognizing their welcome of and witness to Christ, Pope Francis has approved changing the liturgical […]

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Keeping promise made at Jesuit event, Biden raises refugee cap to 125,000

In November, incoming U.S. President Joe Biden said at a Jesuit Refugee Service event that he would be heading in a dramatically different direction than the previous administration on refugee […]

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Kelly to succeed Anderson as Knights of Columbus CEO

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — Patrick Kelly, a retired U.S. Navy captain, is the new leader of the Knights of Columbus, succeeding Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, who has headed […]

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SEEK21 speakers share faith experiences, say Christ has all the answers

By Maurice Beaulieu ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — A bishop and a religious sister who shared the keynote spotlight on the opening night of SEEK21, this year’s national conference of the […]