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Diocesan phase of Fatima visionary’s sainthood cause completed

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Diocese of Coimbra concluded its phase of the sainthood cause of Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who saw Our Lady […]

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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

ROME (CNS) — A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person […]

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ICC celebrates a victory: Payday lending expansion defeated

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Catholic Conference celebrated a legislative victory after a bill to expand payday lending practices in Indiana was defeated Feb. 16, by members of the Senate Insurance […]

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Refugees now in Chicago share experiences of fleeing persecution

CHICAGO (CNS) — The Sharifs were living contentedly in Pakistan when life turned into a nightmare in 2012. An al Qaida-related group called BLA targeted Amir Sharif, a Catholic and […]

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USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to protect religious freedom and […]

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Border bishops call for dignity regardless of ‘migration condition’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a joint statement, Catholic bishops whose dioceses are along the U.S.-Mexico border spoke of the “pain, the fear, and the anguish” they’re seeing in immigrants and […]

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Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives in modern times

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In more ways than one, Ash Wednesday — celebrated March 1 this year — leaves a mark. That’s because not only are Catholics marked with a sign […]

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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

ROME (CNS) — A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person […]

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Even in dark times, never lose hope in God’s love, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must never lose hope and should remind themselves that God loves them even at their worst, Pope Francis said. God’s love provides “security” both in […]

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Lawmakers consider adding abortion reversal pill to Indiana’s informed consent law

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana House committee heard a bill to expand Indiana’s laws regarding informed consent for abortion to include information on nonsurgical, chemical abortion reversal. The Indiana Catholic Conference […]

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Latin patriarchate: New law governing lands poses ‘serious consequences’

JERUSALEM (CNS) — The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem warned of “serious consequences” from a new law that allows the government to seize private Palestinian lands where unauthorized Israeli settlements have […]

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U.S. bishops call for solidarity with Middle East victims of violence

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Christians and all people in the Middle East need the solidarity of the U.S. Catholic Church, said the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of […]