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News Briefs: April 14, 2024

Bishops Have ‘Powerful Encounter’ with Legacy of Racism MONTGOMERY, Alabama (OSV News) – A group of Catholic bishops recently traveled to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama, in what trip organizers called […]

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Pastoral Leaders Welcome Vatican Document on Human Dignity

(OSV News) – A number of Catholic pastoral leaders in the United States are applauding a new Vatican declaration on human dignity for its specific treatment of several key – […]

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New Vatican Document Defends Human Dignity

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Being a Christian means defending human dignity, and that includes opposing abortion, the death penalty, gender transition surgery, war, sexual abuse, and human trafficking, officials with […]

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News Briefs: April 7, 2024

Vatican to Publish Document on Human Dignity on April 8 VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Officials with the Vatican Press Office announced that the Dicastery for the Doctrine of Faith’s declaration […]

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On Easter, Pope Asks Christ to ‘Roll Away’ the Stones of War

By Justin McLellan VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Just as Jesus removed the stone that sealed His tomb on the morning of the Resurrection, on Easter, Christ alone “has the power […]

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National Shrine Eager to Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday

(OSV News) – An upcoming celebration of the Divine Mercy devotion will focus on the Eucharist and on the need for “spiritual fatherhood.” Some 15,000 pilgrims are expected at the […]

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News Briefs: March 31, 2024

U.S. Bishops Ask Faithful to Pray for End to Israel-Hamas war WASHINGTON, D.C. (OSV News) – The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chairman of the […]

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Pope Sets Groups to Study Most Controversial Issues Raised at Synod

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has decided that some of the most controversial issues raised at the first assembly of the Synod of Bishops on synodality will be examined by […]

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News Briefs: March 24, 2024

U.S. Bishops Urge Prayer as Court to Hear Cases on Abortion Pill WASHINGTON, D.C. (OSV News) – As the Supreme Court prepares to take up two cases on access to […]

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American Rose Hawthorne One Step Closer to Sainthood

(OSV News) – Losing a young child. Struggling in a troubled marriage with an alcoholic husband. Separating, beginning a nursing career in midlife, downsizing to a rental apartment, and becoming […]

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News Briefs: March 17, 2024

On Good Friday, Catholics Urged to Support Middle East Christians VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis plans to launch a humanitarian project in Gaza or the West Bank with the […]

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News Briefs: March 10, 2024

Church Leaders Condemn Attack in Gaza City JERUSALEM (OSV News) – Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem condemned a “wanton attack” by Israeli soldiers against Palestinian civilians in […]