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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 […]

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Catholics need to recognize ‘ecological sins,’ synod members say

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Synod members called for the Catholic Church to deepen its theology in a way that would help people recognize “ecological sins.” According to a Vatican News […]

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Top reasons to oppose assisted suicide

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The deadly and dangerous practice of assisted suicide is now legal in five states: Oregon, Washington, Vermont, California and Colorado, and the District of Columbia, the nation’s […]

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Bishops to vote for USCCB president, vice president at fall assembly

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops are scheduled to elect the next president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their upcoming fall general assembly taking […]

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Kindly lights in gloomy world: Pope declares five new saints

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saints are people who recognized their need for God’s help, who took risks to discover God’s will and to help others and who nurtured a habit […]

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News Briefs: October 13, 2019

Fetal remains found in rural Illinois have been returned home to Indiana SOUTH BEND, Ind. (CNS) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Oct. 3 he has overseen the return […]