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News Briefs: Dec. 16, 2018

11th Circuit ruling ‘finally’ ends EWTN court fight over HHS mandate IRONDALE, Ala. (CNS) — The chairman and CEO of the Eternal Word Television Network said the global Catholic media […]

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Difficult 2018:

For pope, it was year to come to terms with abuse crisis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis marked the fifth anniversary of his election in March in the midst […]

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Marking feast day, pope asks Mary’s care of families seeking refuge

ROME (CNS) — In the heart of Rome, near streets of fancy shops already blinged out for Christmas shopping, Pope Francis prayed for Romans struggling to survive and for families […]

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U.N. migration pact seeks to promote dialogue, Vatican official says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Vatican official said an intergovernmental pact can help countries address the current migration crisis through dialogue and concrete solutions rather than confrontation and fear. Jesuit […]

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Visitors are most important things about shrine, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People who visit Catholic shrines must find a place of warmth and welcome, as well as good priests who enjoy being with and listening to the […]

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Pope Benedict XVI’s thoughts on Christmas

These quotes and reflections from the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, are excerpted from “Christmas: Pope Benedict XVI Spiritual Thoughts Series.” Presence Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are […]

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Advent is time of vigilance and prayer, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians can turn Christmas into a “pagan” or “mundane” holiday by focusing on the gifts and the tree rather than on the birth of Jesus and […]

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Kingdom based on love, not power, brings true peace, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus showed His authority as king not through the power of weaponry, violence or deceit but by the power of His love for the world through […]

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News Briefs: November 25, 2018

Summer’s Encuentro a ‘balm for the wounded,’ says archbishop BALTIMORE (CNS) — San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said on the last day of the fall meeting of U.S. bishops in […]

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Bishops give go-ahead to Sister Thea Bowman sainthood effort

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops gave their assent to the canonization effort launched for Sister Thea Bowman by the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi. The assent, on a voice vote, […]

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Bishops hear frank presentations, discussion on abuse crisis

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Nov. 14 he had opened the bishops’ fall general assembly “expressing some […]

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Equestrian order helps Holy Land Catholics, encourages dialogue

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The 30,000 members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem fund about 80 percent of the annual budget of the Latin Patriarchate of […]