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News Briefs: May 10, 2020

Few sermons mention abortion in U.S. Christianity, Pew finds WASHINGTON (CNS) — The percentage of sermons about abortion is in the single digits, according to a Pew Research Center study, […]

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News Briefs: May 3, 2020

Creation is sacred gift deserving respect, care, pope says on Earth Day VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Humanity has failed to take care of the earth and its inhabitants, sinning against […]

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News Briefs: April 26, 2020

After violent storms, states facing recovery while coping with pandemic BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CNS) — The Diocese of Birmingham “may have been spared greater disaster” because of Mary’s intercession when numerous […]

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Pope postpones World Meeting of Families, World Youth Day

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has agreed with a recommendation by the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life to postpone by one year the next gatherings of the […]

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News Briefs: April 19, 2020

Dominicans donate beds to overflow facility for COVID-19 DETROIT (CNS) — The Dominican Sisters of Peace were putting their affairs in order, getting ready for their final act of service […]

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Divine Mercy Sunday — The Lord’s mercy extends to all people and to all sins

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each year, on the Second Sunday of Easter, the Church celebrates the Sunday of Divine Mercy. On this day, Catholics contemplate the fullness of the Paschal Mystery […]

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News Briefs: April 12, 2020

Priest who died from virus called ‘great missionary among us’ BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn March 28 announced the death of Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, 49, who […]

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‘In the service of His Eminence’ — Diplomat formed by friendship with future saint

By most historical accounts, the 20th century was the bloodiest, most tyrannical period of modern times. Two world wars, multiple other conflicts and the rise of brutal, totalitarian regimes prematurely […]

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Pope on Palm Sunday — Life, measured by love, is meant to serve others

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With a small procession down the vast and empty central nave of St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis began the first of a series of Holy Week […]

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News Briefs: April 5, 2020

Pandemic casts spotlight on a nearly forgotten martyr: St. Corona BONN, Germany (CNS) — She had become nearly forgotten. Little is known about the young woman who was killed for […]

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Vatican asks bishops to help faithful celebrate Holy Week, Easter at home

2VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican has asked Catholic bishops around the world, both in the Latin rite and the Eastern Catholic Churches, to provide their faithful with resources to […]

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‘Gospel of life’ needed now more than ever, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Defending life is not an abstract concept but a duty for all Christians and it means protecting the unborn, the poor, the sick, the unemployed and […]