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Book could stimulate discussion on being a Catholic man today

By Mitch Finley (CNS) — Thomas Wurtz is founder and director of Varsity Catholic, a division for college athletes of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. He writes that “our […]

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Prepare for heaven with faith and good works, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People sometimes forget life’s ultimate purpose is to prepare for the kingdom of heaven, Pope Francis said. “People do everything as if they will never depart […]

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McCarrick report cites lack of investigations of rumors

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although dogged for years by rumors of sexual impropriety, Theodore E. McCarrick was able to rise up the Catholic hierarchical structure based on personal contacts, protestations […]

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News Briefs: November 15, 2020

Christians, Hindus called to spread hope, pontifical council says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the midst of a pandemic, when so many people are suffering and tempted to despair, the […]

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Seminarian has long road to vocation, calls it ‘a miracle’ he’s in seminary

By Tom Tracy MIAMI (CNS) — Deacon Paul Pierce, a deacon hoping to be ordained a priest as soon as next year, has been on a long, improbable but faith-filled […]

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Memories still vivid 75 years after end of WWII; veterans recall service

By Andy Telli NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Catholic families in the Diocese of Nashville were affected by World War II like every family in the country. They fought on the […]

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News Briefs: November 11, 2020

With euthanasia in New Zealand, ‘we are about to cross a Rubicon’ WELLINGTON, New Zealand (CNS) — A prominent adviser to New Zealand’s bishops expressed dismay that voters approved euthanasia […]

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Vatican Christmas: Details of stamps, Nativity scene, tree released

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although the Vatican knows Christmas may be very different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it already has chosen its stamps and the Nativity scene […]

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Blessed McGivney: Model parish priest with ‘zeal’ for Gospel, for serving faithful

Blessed Michael J. McGivney was “an outstanding witness of Christian solidarity and fraternal assistance” because of his “zeal” for proclaiming the Gospel and his “generous concern for his brothers and […]

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Archbishop Etienne, religious groups urge unity, peace after election

CLEVELAND (CNS) — As election polls opened Nov. 3, Church leaders joined leading faith-based organizations in calling for unity and peace throughout Election Day and afterward as voting results became […]

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News Briefs: November 1, 2020

Parish’s pumpkin patch brings church, school and neighborhood together MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) — About 1,500 pumpkins of varying sizes and colors have taken up residence on the grounds of Our Lady […]

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Cardinal-designate Gregory thanks pope ‘with grateful, humble heart’

By Mark Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal-designate Wilton D. Gregory, installed as Washington’ s archbishop in May 2019, thanked Pope Francis “with a very grateful and humble heart” for naming […]