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Msgr. Ratzinger, retired pope’s brother, dies at 96

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, a musician and retired Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother, died July 1 at the age of 96. According to Vatican News, Msgr. Ratzinger […]

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U.S. Catholic media must inspire unity amid division, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said. […]

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News Briefs: June 28, 2020

Miracle child’s Down syndrome is a ‘blessing for our family,’ says couple DICKSON, Tenn. (CNS) — When Dan Schachle told folks at the Knights’ Supreme Council in New Haven, Connecticut, […]

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Mexican bishops pledge to help southern Oaxaca after quake

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexico’s bishops pledged to help the people affected by an earthquake in southern Oaxaca state that left at least five dead. “We put ourselves under the […]

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Soon to be beatified, Italian teenager said to offer ‘model of sanctity’

By Jonathan Luxmoore OXFORD, England (CNS) — Carlo Acutis, a London-born Italian teenager who used his computer skills to foster devotion to the Eucharist and will be beatified in October, […]

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News Briefs: June 14, 2020

African American Catholic leaders urge justice, action to address racism WASHINGTON (CNS) — Justice is what George Floyd and his family and friends deserve, and justice “through equal and fair […]

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Pope clears way for beatification of Knights of Columbus founder

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, clearing the way for his beatification. […]

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News Briefs: May 31, 2020

Wonder at gift of creation opens human hearts to prayer, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The mystery and wonder of God’s creation can open the hearts of men and […]

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In the memory of horror and pain, Salvadorans overcome massacre with faith

SAN JOSE LAS FLORES, El Salvador (CNS) — They greet each other like family members who haven’t seen one another in a while, a big smile when one of them […]

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During pandemic, film, books commemorate St. John Paul’s legacy

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pandemic restrictions have upset plans for pilgrimages and major public Masses celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II. But it hasn’t […]

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News Briefs: May 17, 2020

Divided court reexamines insurance coverage of contraceptives WASHINGTON (CNS) — The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed divided May 6 over Trump administration rules that give employers more ability […]

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News Briefs: May 10, 2020

Few sermons mention abortion in U.S. Christianity, Pew finds WASHINGTON (CNS) — The percentage of sermons about abortion is in the single digits, according to a Pew Research Center study, […]