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News Briefs: August 23, 2020

Pope extends Loreto jubilee to 2021 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Since many of the celebrations of the Our Lady of Loreto jubilee year were grounded because of the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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Thanking God for His gifts brings joy, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Taking time out each day to be thankful for God and His gifts will lead to greater joy and mark a great step forward for humanity, […]

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News Briefs: July 26, 2020

U.S. carries out first federal execution in nearly two decades TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CNS) — On the grounds of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods near Terre Haute, news […]

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100 years after canonization, Joan of Arc remains a symbol for many

By Clemence Cireau ORLEANS, France (CNS) — This year, the church celebrates the 100th anniversary of the canonization of St. Joan of Arc, a 15th-century peasant who is one of […]

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News Briefs: July 12, 2020

Cardinal Dolan: Broad criticism of NYPD unfairly tarnishes police officers NEW YORK (CNS) — Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan […]

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Msgr. Ratzinger, retired pope’s brother, dies at 96

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, a musician and retired Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother, died July 1 at the age of 96. According to Vatican News, Msgr. Ratzinger […]

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U.S. Catholic media must inspire unity amid division, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said. […]

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News Briefs: June 28, 2020

Miracle child’s Down syndrome is a ‘blessing for our family,’ says couple DICKSON, Tenn. (CNS) — When Dan Schachle told folks at the Knights’ Supreme Council in New Haven, Connecticut, […]

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Mexican bishops pledge to help southern Oaxaca after quake

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexico’s bishops pledged to help the people affected by an earthquake in southern Oaxaca state that left at least five dead. “We put ourselves under the […]

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Soon to be beatified, Italian teenager said to offer ‘model of sanctity’

By Jonathan Luxmoore OXFORD, England (CNS) — Carlo Acutis, a London-born Italian teenager who used his computer skills to foster devotion to the Eucharist and will be beatified in October, […]

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News Briefs: June 14, 2020

African American Catholic leaders urge justice, action to address racism WASHINGTON (CNS) — Justice is what George Floyd and his family and friends deserve, and justice “through equal and fair […]

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Pope clears way for beatification of Knights of Columbus founder

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, clearing the way for his beatification. […]