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Why does the world need a Catholic press?

When Pope Francis met with members of the Italian Union of the Catholic Press in September, he reminded them that through words of peace, they can help others distinguish good […]

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Contraceptives lawsuit will proceed against Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A lawsuit to force the University of Notre Dame to provide free contraceptives and abortifacient drugs in its health plans will proceed after receiving a green […]

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‘1917’: about the Great War

NEW YORK (CNS) — “1917” (Universal) is a great movie about the Great War. By turns harrowing and lyrically beautiful — and deeply humane throughout — director and co-writer (with […]

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Bills offer protections for pregnant women in the workplace

As a leading pro-life voice in the Catholic Church calls on 2020 to be a “Year of Service for Pregnant Women,” the Indiana Catholic Conference is closely monitoring legislation that […]

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News Briefs: January 26, 2020

Judge blocks Trump’s order on state refugee settlement WASHINGTON (CNS) — A federal judge in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction Jan. 15 blocking the Trump administration from enforcing an executive […]

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Mom of twins says ‘miracle’ events led her to reject abortion, choose life

By Dave Hrbacek MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.  — Alonna Mertz prayed in front of abortion clinics as a teenager in Michigan, driven by her well-formed, pro-life conviction. Then, in 2017 as […]

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News Briefs: January 19, 2020

Legatus members are ‘ambassadors’ who bring their faith to the marketplace INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — When the Indianapolis chapter of Legatus marked its 30th anniversary, Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza […]

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Senate bill would update TANF payments, eligibility guidelines

A lifeline exists for the poorest residents of Indiana to lift themselves up in the toughest of times, but outdated guidelines keep most them from taking full advantage of it. […]

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Baptism is first step on path of humility, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In asking to be baptized, Jesus exemplifies the Christian calling to follow along the path of humility and meekness rather than strutting about and being a […]

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Residents fear what may come next after quakes, archbishop says

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Hurricane Maria was a body blow to Puerto Rico in 2017, one from which it has yet to fully recover. Then came the series of 5-magnitude-and-higher earthquakes […]

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Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to […]

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Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

WASHINGTON — On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion throughout the United States in companion decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Since that time, millions of […]