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Black Catholic is trailblazer in science; she has been geneticist for 56 years

By Karen Pulfer Focht MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CNS) — As a child, Sheila Stiles Jewell played outside of the public housing where her family lived in Memphis. She felt one with […]

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Young people urged to be ‘persistent in highlighting’ the sacredness of life

By Richard Szczepanowski  WASHINGTON (CNS) — The continuing COVID-19 pandemic and strict restrictions intended to slow its spread did not stop young people and others from rallying, praying and standing […]

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Justice for unborn called ‘foundational’ principle of pro-life movement

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Supreme Knight Carl Anderson urged the pro-life movement to remain committed to four foundational principles: justice, truth, democracy and compassion. “The first is our commitment to justice,” […]

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Pope talks about Iraq trip, Catholic journalism, Church in US

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said that unless there is a serious new wave of COVID-19 infections in Iraq, he has every intention of visiting the country in early […]

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News Briefs: February 7, 2021

Archbishop welcomes federal actions on housing, hunger as pandemic continues WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee welcomed the extension of the federal eviction moratorium […]

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Advocates for Indiana’s poorest families seek updated support

Life has changed dramatically since 1988, when the internet was still in development, the average rent was $420 per month and gas cost 96 cents a gallon. But one thing […]

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Verify before sharing ‘news,’ pope says in Communications Day message

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the age of instant communications and fake news, journalists — like everyone else — need to recover the practice of going out and verifying information […]

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Bishops, other pro-life leaders decry Biden action ending ‘Mexico City policy’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life and international policy committees said President Joe Biden’s memo rescinding the so-called “Mexico City policy” Jan. 28 is a “grievous” […]

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News Briefs: January 31, 2021

At national memorial, Cardinal Gregory prays for all who died of COVID-19 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying the nation “reverently pauses in supplication to remember and to pray for the many […]

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Pregnancy accommodations under consideration at Statehouse

From the governor’s office to a growing grassroots effort around the state, momentum is building for Indiana to join more than half the nation in providing reasonable accommodations for pregnant […]

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In Jordan, patriarch reaffirms baptismal site, Church’s work with refugees

By Dale Gaviak AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) – Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, reaffirmed the Catholic Church’s recognition of the official baptism site of Jesus in Jordan and said […]

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USCCB president prays God grants Biden ‘wisdom, courage’ to lead nation

As Joe Biden prepared to be inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressed hope the […]