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CRS: Caring for the poor and needy in Hawaii

Nation focus: United States of America Catholic social teaching principle: Global solidarity Question: What special intentions will you keep in prayer during Holy Week? Scripture quote: “Indeed, the parts of […]

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Bill to strengthen parental rights for minors seeking abortion advances in the House

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill to strengthen parental rights for minors seeking abortion passed a House panel on March 28 by a vote of 8-4 and moves to the full House […]

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Bishops urge bipartisan approach on health care reform

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Now that lawmakers have withdrawn the American Health Care Act, Congress must “seize this moment to create a new spirit of bipartisanship” and make “necessary reforms” in […]

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Physician-assisted suicide proposals fail to advance in General Assembly

INDIANAPOLIS — House and Senate proposals to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Indiana failed to advance during the 2017 session of Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana State Medical Association and the […]

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Cardinal Keeler, retired archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 86

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal William H. Keeler, Baltimore’s 14th archbishop, who was an international leader in Catholic-Jewish relations and the driving force behind the restoration of America’s first cathedral, died […]

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Ohio company’s candles help church celebrate Easter

MEDINA, Ohio (CNS) — Dozens of little wax flowers lay on the table in front of her. With a gentle grip, Judy Hamrick picks up each one and covers the […]

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Pre-K bill to expand pilot program, maintain parental rights advances

INDIANAPOLIS — A proposal to expand state-funded prekindergarten for at-risk children and maintain parental choice passed the Senate education panel 8-1 March 15 and moves to the Senate Appropriations panel […]

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Nuncio: Evangelization, mercy, encounter mark pope’s first four years

NEW YORK (CNS) — Evangelization, mercy, encounter and accompaniment are the hallmarks of the first four years of Pope Francis’ papacy, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, […]

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Greenhouse projects build community

Each week of Lent, this reflection series will provide ways to incorporate global solidarity and the struggles of our brothers and sisters throughout the world into your Lenten journey Nation […]

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Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there […]

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Bill to protect religious liberty in public schools advances in Senate

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill to strengthen and clarify students’ ability to pray in Indiana public schools advanced to the Senate Education and Career Development Committee March 8, and is expected […]

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Bishops say U.S. must address needs of immigrants, show compassion

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While one Catholic archbishop was urging a fix to the country’s immigration laws before a Catholic crowd, another was pleading with the government not to separate mothers […]