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Pope proclaims year dedicated to St. Joseph

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Marking the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being declared patron of the universal Church, Pope Francis proclaimed a yearlong celebration dedicated to the foster father of […]

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Pope says Catholics can receive plenary indulgence for Guadalupe devotion

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — With the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe closed for her feast to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Pope Francis said Catholics still can receive a […]

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News Briefs: December 13, 2020

Trier’s Catholic cathedral becomes center of mourning after SUV attack BERLIN (CNS) — People gathered in Trier’s cathedral the evening of Dec. 1 to pray for the victims of a […]

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News Briefs: December 6, 2020

Extension’s ‘Advent Alms’ program aims to help poor US Catholic communities CHICAGO (CNS) — To support poor faith communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Extension is launching “Advent […]

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Pope meets with NBA players union delegation at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A delegation representing the National Basketball Players Association, a union representing professional athletes from the NBA, met with Pope Francis and spoke with him about their […]

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Black Catholics express joy at elevation of first African American cardinal

By Mark Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — To Father Robert Boxie III, the Catholic chaplain at Howard University in Washington, the naming of Washington’s archbishop “as a cardinal is huge, it’s […]

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News Briefs: November 29, 2020

Bishops reauthorize anti-racism ad hoc committee for three more years WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops renewed the mandate of their Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism for a second three-year […]

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McGivney family, others ‘thrilled’ Knights founder is beatified

HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS) — John Walshe of Bridgeport, Connecticut, remembers the unveiling of the Father Michael J. McGivney statue in downtown Waterbury, Connecticut, when he was in eighth grade. Dozens […]

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News Briefs: November 22, 2020

Vatican official marks anniversary of ‘martyred’ Jesuits VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The recent conviction of a former Salvadoran colonel for the murder of five Spanish Jesuit priests during the civil […]

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WYD cross to be given to Portuguese young people at pope’s Mass Nov. 22

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young people representing their peers in Panama will hand the World Youth Day cross to young people from Portugal at the end of Pope Francis’ Mass […]

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Prepare for heaven with faith and good works, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People sometimes forget life’s ultimate purpose is to prepare for the kingdom of heaven, Pope Francis said. “People do everything as if they will never depart […]

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McCarrick report cites lack of investigations of rumors

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although dogged for years by rumors of sexual impropriety, Theodore E. McCarrick was able to rise up the Catholic hierarchical structure based on personal contacts, protestations […]