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Advocates Shed Light on Benefits of Solar Programs

Although legislation supporting community solar programs will not see the light of day in Indiana this year, advocates gathered at the Statehouse recently to promote this clean energy system that […]

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News Briefs: February 18, 2024

Financial Aid Available for National Eucharistic Congress INDIANAPOLIS (OSV News) – Organizers of the National Eucharistic Congress are making it easier for cash-strapped Catholic families to attend the July 17-21 […]

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Legislation to Protect Children from Online Pornography

At the halfway point of the 2024 legislative session, a bill aimed at restricting minors from accessing online pornography is among the measures gaining momentum at the Statehouse. Senate Bill […]

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Pope Francis Canonizes Argentina’s First Female Saint

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – St. María Antonia de Paz Figueroa, known as Mama Antula, devoted herself completely to helping others experience God’s closeness and compassion, Pope Francis said after he […]

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Tragic Fire Spotlights Faulty Safeguards for Indiana Renters

Despite the deaths of six children in a South Bend home where code violations are the suspected cause of a recent fire, efforts to protect Indiana renters from unsafe conditions […]

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Lent with ‘The Chosen’

By Sister Hosea Rupprecht (OSV News) – Season 4 of “The Chosen,” the wildly popular series on the life of Jesus that began its existence as a crowd-funded streaming series, […]

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News Briefs: February 11, 2024

Dicastery Warns Changing Words in Sacraments Can Make Them Invalid VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Officials with the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith said they continue to receive reports […]

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News Briefs: February 4, 2024

Ohio Lawmakers Veto Governor Over New Gender Law COLUMBUS, Ohio (OSV News) – Ohio lawmakers voted on Wednesday, January 24, to override Republican Governor Mike DeWine’s recent veto of legislation […]

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Catholic Lawmaker Aims to Help with Disaster Relief

A catastrophic tornado outbreak in Indiana last spring hit close to home for a new Hoosier lawmaker who now has set her sights on changing the way the state responds […]

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Knights of Columbus Remain Steadfast in Ukraine

(OSV News) – As Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine reaches the two-year mark, the Knights of Columbus remain steadfast in bringing relief to vulnerable Ukrainians living in some of the […]

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A Retreat for Couples During National Marriage Week

As the Church and the world prepare to celebrate National Marriage Week (February 7-14) and National Marriage Day (Sunday, February 11), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ initiative For Your […]

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‘Nuanced Nones’ Challenge Parishes to Be More Outward Facing

(OSV News) – A new study offers a more nuanced take on the nation’s religiously unaffiliated, and the findings show that Catholic parishes need to become more “outward facing” to […]