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Catholic officials pleased with new conscience protection rule

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The announcement of a new conscience protection rule May 2 protecting health care workers who object to abortion procedures on religious grounds was welcome news to U.S. […]

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Jockey’s Catholic faith ‘means everything to me’

By Jessica Able LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) – Jockey Mike Smith, a Catholic who rode Justify last year to a Triple Crown victory, prays before every race, but he doesn’t pray […]

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Church across street from Charlotte campus shooting prays for peace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) — People gathered to pray at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlotte the day after a student opened fire April 30 in a classroom at the University […]

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After offering instruction, pope gives first Communion to 245 children

RAKOVSKI, Bulgaria (CNS) — In the Catholic heart of Bulgaria, Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass for 245 children receiving their first Communion and thanked them for helping him, their […]

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Pope to Bulgarians: Treasure identity as crossroads of cultures

SOFIA, Bulgaria (CNS) — In a country that has seen many of its citizens emigrate in search of work and a better life, Pope Francis asked Bulgarians to be welcoming […]

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News Briefs: May 5, 2019

Pope makes donation to help migrants traveling through Mexico TAPACHULA, Mexico (CNS) — Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to assist migrants attempting to travel through Mexico, but who are increasingly […]

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Survivor: No more turning away

By Gina Christian Listening to some songs is a kind of time travel — a few notes, and you’re instantly back years, not just remembering but reliving a moment from […]

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Indiana Catholic Conference hails ‘successful legislative session’

With major victories in the pro-life arena and other matters of human dignity, the Indiana Catholic Conference considers the recently concluded 2019 session of the General Assembly a positive one […]

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May is the month of Mary

For at least 400 years, May has been a month of special devotion to Mary. Traditional crowning ceremonies to honor Our Lady will take place this weekend and next in […]

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Pope names Bishop Hying of Gary new bishop of Madison

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Bishop Donald J. Hying of Gary as the new bishop of Madison, Wisconsin. The appointment was announced April 25 in Washington by Archbishop […]

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News Briefs: April 28, 2019

Rwandan bishops apologize for letter urging release of old, ill convicts KIGALI, Rwanda (CNS) — Rwanda’s Catholic bishops apologized for urging the release of some prisoners convicted for roles in […]

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Saints give solace in coping with effects of sex abuse

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dawn Eden Goldstein overcame the “spiritually isolating” effects of childhood sexual abuse via the communion of saints, as she recounts in her unusual memoir “My Peace I […]