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News Briefs: April 1, 2018

Nigerians demand release of Dapchi student who refused to renounce faith LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) — While Catholic and Muslim leaders welcomed the release of 104 schoolgirls captured by Boko Haram, […]

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Still going to Mass at 109, Indiana Catholic is the ‘joy of the parish’

FORTVILLE, Ind. (CNS) — When her granddaughter asks her if she remembers the sinking of the Titanic, Mary Weir scoffs just a bit. “No, that was April 1912,” she said […]

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Young adults ask Church to welcome, listen, involve them

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young people want to know they are valued members of the Catholic Church and that their questions and struggles are taken seriously enough that someone will […]

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Dolan: Democratic Party abandons Catholics, favors abortion agenda

NEW YORK (CNS) — The once “big tent” of the Democratic Party “now seems a pup tent” as a party that Catholics once embraced has abandoned so many issues Catholics […]

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Five wounds of Christ: Pope urges recovery of traditional devotion

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis seems to be fixated on the wounds of Christ. And he has suggested that other Catholics might want to be as well. He has […]

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‘Cry out,’ pope tells young people at Palm Sunday Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass with thousands of young people, Pope Francis urged them to continue singing and shouting “hosanna” in the world, proclaiming the lordship of […]

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‘Created in His Image’: a call to beauty, hope and evangelization

When communicating the truth, lead with beauty: This is the simple yet powerful approach, suggested by Bishop Robert Barron, that Cory Heimann, founder of Likable Art, takes in his understanding […]

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News Briefs for March 25, 2018

Miami archdiocese offers prayers after bridge collapse WASHINGTON (CNS) — Authorities in Florida’s Miami-Dade area said at least six people have died, but the number could rise as they search […]

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Gregorian chant gives Catholics elevated liturgical experience

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Erin Bullock steps in front of the altar at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, she is there to sing parts of the […]

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Imitate St. Pio’s life, don’t forget poor, marginalized, pope says

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy (CNS) — Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern […]

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Children’s well-being sacrificed to adults’ sexual whims, new book says

By Nancy Frasier O’Brien CATONSVILLE, Md. (CNS) — The U.S. government, which once made guarding the well-being of children a top priority, has now abandoned their interests in favor of […]

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Pregame prayer, solid teamwork worked for Loyola, says nun-chaplain

DALLAS (CNS) — A religious sister who is the longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball team credited the pregame prayer and the players’ solid teamwork for the […]