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Pray for persecuted Christians, religious minorities in the Middle East

Take action now — We must not resign ourselves to thinking of a Middle East without Christians, who for 2,000 years have confessed the name of Jesus, and have been […]

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News Briefs: November 26, 2017

Chinese officials pay to swap religious images for portraits of Xi HONG KONG (CNS) — Officials in China’s eastern Jiangxi province have replaced religious images displayed by Christian families with […]

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‘Invest in love:’ First World Day of the Poor

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People have a basic choice in the way they live: either striving to build up treasures on earth or giving to others in order to gain […]

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Prayer for solidarity in suffering

O God of all the nations, the One God who is and was and always will be, in your providence you willed that your Church be united to the suffering […]

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Blessed Solanus Casey lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

By Mike Stechschulte DETROIT (CNS) — A humble priest and porter, Blessed Solanus Casey thanked God daily for the gift of those who came to his door in his small […]

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Groups urge law protecting conscientious objection to abortion

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Rep. Chris Smith, the New Jersey Republican who co-chairs the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, made another push Nov. 8 for passage of the Conscience Protection Act. The […]

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Collection to help aging sisters, brothers and priests in religious orders

WASHINGTON — Catholics in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the […]

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French forum looks at religious liberty against backdrop of history

SAINT-OMER, France (CNS) — In the 1500s, anti-Catholicism became popular in England with the Act of Supremacy in 1535, which declared that the crown of England was the only earthly […]

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Peace, dialogue held hostage by nuclear weapons threat, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The existence of nuclear weapons creates a false sense of security that holds international relations hostage […]

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Nation’s leaders urged to ‘engage in real debate’ on curbing gun violence

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The nation’s leaders “must engage in a real debate about needed measures to save lives and make our communities safer,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ […]

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Detroit Catholics at ‘fever pitch’ over beatification of Father Casey

DETROIT (CNS) — For decades during the Great Depression and afterward, Capuchin Franciscan Father Solanus Casey was the “go-to” guy for those who were sick, poor, afflicted or discouraged in […]

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Cardinal praises USCCB for century of working for ‘a more just society’

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The mission of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is as timely now as 100 years ago when the conference was founded as a “wise and Spirit-filled […]