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‘The Letter’ Shows How Theology and Science Stand Together in Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si

The 13th century Saint Francis of Assisi — the papal namesake of our 21st century Pope Francis — was a man who cared deeply for the earth. In 2015, the […]

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From Nigeria to Bloomington, Sharing the Joy of Jesus Drives Dominican Priest’s Missions

By Mike Krokos BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — There is the black-and-white photograph of the young Dominican priest floating along the Niger River in a canoe in the early 1960s, pointing into […]

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News Briefs: December 18, 2022

Pope is Asking Governments to Grant Clemency to Prisoners at Christmas VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is writing to all the heads of state around the world, asking them […]

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News Briefs: December 11, 2022

Spanish Catholic Federation Denounces Draft Family Law MADRID (CNS) — Family groups have condemned a new draft law that would recognize 16 different “family types” in the traditionally Catholic country. […]

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Keep the Creche in Christmas, Pope Urges

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Stopping to gaze at and perhaps pray before a Nativity scene is one of the best ways to remember the real meaning of Christmas, Pope Francis […]

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For Converts to Catholicism, RCIA is Now ‘OCIA’: What’s Behind the Name Change?

By Daniel Meloy IRA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (CNS) — For anyone interested in becoming Catholic, wishing to complete the sacraments or wanting to learn more about what the Church teaches, the […]

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Being ‘Inclusive’ of Those with Disabilities Means Valuing Them, Pope Says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Making churches accessible and services understandable is important, but having wheelchair ramps and sign-language interpreters is not enough for a parish to call itself “inclusive,” Pope […]

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No Heat, No Electricity: Bishop Warns of New Wave of Ukrainian Refugees

By Jonathan Luxmoore WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — A Ukrainian bishop warned huge numbers of citizens could flee to Western countries during winter, and he appealed for continued international support in […]

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News Briefs: December 4, 2022

State Supreme Court Reinstates Georgia’s Six-Week Ban on Abortions ATLANTA (CNS) – On Nov. 23, the Supreme Court of Georgia reinstated a law that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat […]

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Nigerian Sisters Raise Awareness on Rape, Violence Against Women

BY VALENTINE IWENWANNE ENUGU, Nigeria (CNS) – Nigerian sisters and their communities are raising awareness about violence against women and child abuse and spreading their prevention mechanisms among young people […]

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Catholic High School Students Help Tell Buffalo Soldiers’ Story in Memorial

LAKELAND, Fla. (CNS) – Under the shade of oaks near the shores of Lake Beulah in Lakeland stands a bronze obelisk that tells an important story that many Americans and […]

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News Briefs: November 27, 2022

Defend the Country, Defend Your Hearts, Cardinal Says at Mass for Ukraine VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The Vatican is willing to do whatever it takes to broker a cease-fire and […]