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News Briefs: September 1, 2019

Bangladesh flood victims reel as aid agencies struggle to respond DHAKA, Bangladesh — Weeks after devastating floods affected millions and killed more than 100 people in Bangladesh, many families are […]

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Pope, bishops urge action to save burning Amazon rainforest

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Describing the Amazon rainforest as “vital for our planet,” Pope Francis joined the region’s bishops in praying for action to extinguish the massive fires burning there. […]

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Pope at Angelus: Christians choose fidelity to Gospel over hypocrisy

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must not be hypocrites, Pope Francis said. Not being a hypocrite, he said, means being ready to “pay the price” of being faithful to the […]

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News Briefs: August 18, 2019

Chaldean archbishop: Iraqi Christians face ‘extinction’ unless world acts WASHINGTON (CNS) — Iraqi Christians face “extinction” unless Islam recognizes the fundamental equality of all people and takes steps to overcome […]

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News Briefs: July 21, 2019

‘Dad-vocate’ for Down syndrome children offers powerful pro-life example CHARLESTON, S.C. (CNS) — While most of the country was winding down from its Independence Day festivities, another type of celebration […]

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Defending Amazon against loggers, ranchers, agribusiness can be dangerous

ANAPU, Brazil (CNS) — Across a stream and down a dirt road at the edge of this Amazonian town, a carefully tended crypt marks the burial place of Notre Dame […]

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Synod on the Amazon to discuss Church’s ministry in complex region

LIMA, Peru (CNS) — When Pope Francis came face to face with more than 2,000 Amazonian indigenous people in Peru in January 2018, he told them the place where they […]

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Mom says miracle in Sheen cause that saved her son a gift to whole Church

By Jennifer Willems PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — As Bonnie Engstrom watched lifesaving measures being taken for her son, who had been born just moments before without a pulse or drawing […]

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Pope names women as full members of congregation for religious

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named six superiors of women’s religious orders, a consecrated laywoman and the superior of the De La Salle Christian Brothers to be full members […]

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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 […]