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News Briefs: July 7, 2019

Pope announces themes for upcoming WYD celebrations VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Announcing the themes for the next three local World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis called on young men and […]

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News Briefs: June 23, 2019

Pro-lifers decry Illinois governor signing into law ‘extreme’ abortion bill CHICAGO (CNS) — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law an abortion bill that Illinois’ Catholic bishops said eliminates “even […]

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Bishops’ actions at spring meeting called a ‘work in progress’

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The gathering of U.S. bishops June 11-13 in Baltimore was anything but business as usual. “The spring meetings are usually more pastoral, and the November meeting has […]

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Response to Church abuse crisis looms large at bishops’ spring meeting

BALTIMORE (CNS) — At the start of the June 11-13 spring assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, it was clear the bishops had a task at hand: to respond […]

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News Briefs: June 9, 2019

Missouri could be first state where no abortions can be performed ST. LOUIS (CNS) — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will […]

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News Briefs: May 26, 2019

U.S. bishops ‘gravely disappointed’ with House passage of Equality Act WASHINGTON (CNS) — Five U.S. bishops, chairmen of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committees or subcommittees, said May 17 they […]

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US Church leaders in favor of new rules on sexual abuse reporting

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Church leaders welcomed the norms issued by Pope Francis May 9 giving clear direction to the global Catholic Church about reporting abuse and holding Church leaders […]

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Not ruling on apparitions, pope allows pilgrimages to Medjugorje

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Parishes and dioceses are now allowed to organize official pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it must be clear that the Catholic Church has not recognized as […]

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News Briefs: May 12, 2019

No ‘Hesburgh’ picture without ‘Catholics vs. Convicts,’ filmmaker says WASHINGTON (CNS) — Patrick Creadon, who made the new documentary “Hesburgh” about Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh, the priest who led […]

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After offering instruction, pope gives first Communion to 245 children

RAKOVSKI, Bulgaria (CNS) — In the Catholic heart of Bulgaria, Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass for 245 children receiving their first Communion and thanked them for helping him, their […]

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Pope to Bulgarians: Treasure identity as crossroads of cultures

SOFIA, Bulgaria (CNS) — In a country that has seen many of its citizens emigrate in search of work and a better life, Pope Francis asked Bulgarians to be welcoming […]

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News Briefs: May 5, 2019

Pope makes donation to help migrants traveling through Mexico TAPACHULA, Mexico (CNS) — Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to assist migrants attempting to travel through Mexico, but who are increasingly […]