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News Briefs: March 15, 2020

Priest offers suffering from brain tumor for victims of clergy sex abuse GREENCASTLE, Ind. (CNS) — Father John Hollowell cried as he sat in the confessional of St. Paul the […]

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Pope chooses ‘synodality’ as theme for 2022 synod

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has decided the next world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, which will take place in October 2022, will have the theme: “For a […]

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News Briefs: March 8, 2020

Never engage in dialogue with the devil, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians should follow the example of Jesus in the desert by never trying to dialogue with the […]

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News Briefs: March 1, 2020

Catholics ‘unfriend’ social media, choose ‘digital detox’ for Lent BALTIMORE (CNS) — No selfies. No cat videos. Not even an artfully composed photo of avocado toast. Come Ash Wednesday, Feb. […]

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Leap year’s extra day has a Catholic origin

By Donis Tracy BOSTON (CNS) — The extra day that comes approximately once every four years is a way to adapt the calendar year to the astronomical year. But did […]

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News Briefs: February 23, 2020

Change to public charge rule seen to have chilling effect on immigrants NEW YORK (CNS) — Widespread confusion about a recent change to the so-called “public charge” law that limits […]

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Bishops worldwide laud ‘Querida Amazonia’ exhortation

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishops from throughout the world gave high marks to Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation “Querida Amazonia,” taking note of the care with which it was crafted to […]

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News Briefs: February 16, 2020

Inviting neighbors to say rosary together leads to community of prayer OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (CNS) — It was an invitation Erin Joerger never expected to receive from a neighbor: “We’re […]

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Palestinians say Trump peace plan does not bode well for the future

ABOUD, West Bank (CNS) — The pews at the Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Church were full Feb. 2, as children led a procession for the feast of the Presentation […]

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News Briefs: February 9, 2020

Catholic leaders disappointed by ruling limiting immigrant aid WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC, expressed […]

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Church must recognize the gifts of older Catholics, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Old age “is not a disease, it’s a privilege,” and Catholic dioceses and parishes miss a huge and growing resource if they ignore their senior members, […]

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Church needs ‘evangelizing spouses’ to fulfill its mission, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — If many Catholics marry today without fully understanding the permanence of their bond and the grace of the sacrament, it partly is the fault of bishops […]