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Pope adds feast of Mary, Mother of the Church to calendar

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has decreed that Latin-rite Catholics around the world will mark the feast of “the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church” on the Monday […]

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CRS collection supports international relief efforts

WASHINGTON — The annual Catholic Relief Services Collection will be held in many dioceses across the country on Laetare Sunday, March 11. The Catholic Relief Services Collection supports Catholic organizations […]

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Bishop’s trip to Ethiopia

Click here for more photos from Bishop Rhoades and CRS in Ethiopia Bishop Rhoades reflects on CRS trip to Ethiopia Each year, as a member of the Board of Directors […]

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Meet Hamidul Hassan — ‘the luckiest man in the world’

By Nyein Chan After 23 years, four migrations, 12,000 miles and many great hardships, this refugee finally has a home. Imagine the desperation that would drive a person to risk […]

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Salvation is gift of God, brings people into community

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Salvation in Christ is a gift of God that cannot be earned by human efforts alone, and it is not simply some kind of interior transformation, […]

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Nearly 50,000 baptisms registered in China in 2017, says Vatican

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church in China registered 48,556 baptisms in 2017, reflecting the vitality and missionary strength of the Catholic communities there, according to a report by […]

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Observing Lent as a couple? Try a team approach

The 40 days of Lent can seem like a long time, especially if one is giving up a favorite food or video game. It’s helpful to have a friend to […]

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News Briefs: March 4, 2018

Iraqi Catholic leaders urge Christians: Remain steadfast in Lent AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Iraqi Catholic leaders are urging Christians to remain steadfast in this Lenten season as they encounter challenges […]

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Court blocks Trump administration’s effort to end DACA in March

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the Trump administration’s effort to end a program in March that protects young adults brought to the U.S. […]

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With growing activism on gun violence, will lawmakers act?

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Determination and resolve, mixed with frustration and anger, are guiding a new round of resolute activism to reshape federal gun laws. The drive is fueled largely by […]

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Pope to young people: Take the World Youth Day challenge

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — It’s time to break free from fear, fake online personas and looking at the world through a digital screen display, Pope Francis told young people. “Do […]

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Rev. Graham recalled for deep faith, his invitation to all to know Christ

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Rev. Billy Graham was “a preacher of God’s word not only in his sermons, but also in the very life he lived,” said Cardinal Daniel N. […]