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News Briefs: November 17, 2019

Federal judge halts Trump administration conscience protection rule NEW YORK (CNS) — A U.S. District Court judge’s Nov. 6 ruling that halts a Trump administration conscience protection rule for health […]

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Murdered Jesuits inspired a new way of being Church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The murdered Jesuits in El Salvador, whose legacy is being commemorated around the world Nov. 16, the 30th anniversary of their deaths, were known for their academic […]

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Vatican I’s 150th anniversary: Understanding the council yesterday and today

By Kristin Colberg Dec. 8 will mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council. On Dec. 8, 1869, more than 700 bishops gathered in St. Peter’s […]

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Papal infallibility: fresh perspectives

By Kristin Colberg The 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council will fall on Dec. 8. Most people know little about Vatican I except that it defined […]

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Archbishop invites Church to join a year of service to pregnant women

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann sees the day that Catholic parishes can be one of the first places a woman facing an unexpected or challenging pregnancy can turn […]

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In fall meeting, U.S. bishops examine challenges faced by Church, society

BALTIMORE (CNS) — At the start of their Nov. 11-13 meeting in Baltimore, U.S. bishops discussed many of the challenges they face in the Church and the nation. Unlike recent […]

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Pope adds feast of Our Lady of Loreto to universal calendar

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved adding the Dec. 10 feast of Our Lady of Loreto to all calendars and liturgical books for the celebration of the Mass […]

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News Briefs: November 10, 2019

Report: Persecution of Christians worse in Asia; Mideast might not recover LONDON (CNS) — Christianity is disappearing from towns and cities in parts of the Middle East, warns a new […]

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Pray for the dead, gain indulgences for them, cardinal urges

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The early November feasts of All Saints and All Souls are reminders that God’s Church exists both on earth and in heaven and that all the […]

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News Briefs: November 3, 2019

Vatican notes growing ecumenical consensus on what ‘church’ means VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Working for Christian unity and engaging in formal theological dialogues to promote it obviously raises questions about […]

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News Briefs: October 27, 2019

Experts fear legislation will further reduce religion in Quebec schools QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — Many experts fear the Quebec government’s legislation on education will further dismiss religion and spirituality from […]

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News Briefs: October 20, 2019

Resettlement agencies await final word on refugee number U.S. will allow NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — The people who help refugees from around the world resettle in the Nashville area and […]