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Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic agency in foster case

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a unanimous decision June 17, the Supreme Court said that a Catholic social service agency should not have been excluded from Philadelphia’s foster care program because […]

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Caritas tells G7 leaders debt relief is key to global COVID-19 recovery

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The world cannot recover from the health and economic crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle climate change without debt relief for the world’s poorest countries, […]

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News Briefs: June 13, 2021

Catholic leaders: Biden budget aims to help vulnerable but excludes unborn WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee called on Congress May 28 to preserve the […]

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Pope asks all Catholics to step up commitment to saving creation

VATICAN CITY (CNS)  — To help lead the world’s Catholics along a journey of intensified action in caring for creation, Pope Francis asked everyone to join a new global grassroots […]

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News Briefs: May 30, 2021

Migration, climate, debt crises must not be ignored, pope tells diplomats VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Nations of the world must work together to solve the key global crises of migration […]

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News Briefs: May 23, 2021

Advocate: S. Carolina approval of firing squad, electric chair ‘chilling’ WASHINGTON (CNS) — The passage of a bill by South Carolina lawmakers in early May to restart executions after 10 […]

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Riding the green wave: Momentum for Laudato Si’ gears up

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When the special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year closes May 24, it will celebrate progress made over the past five years, and it will launch a new […]

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COVID-19 takes toll on Indian Church leaders

By Anto Akkara THRISSUR, India (CNS) — Amid thousands dying daily of COVID-19, even in rural areas of India, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Church leaders. Dozens […]

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News Briefs: May 16, 2021

Biden raises refugee cap but with caveat WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Joe Biden announced May 3 he was raising the historically low refugee cap of 15,000 left by the Trump […]

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National Shrine to host worldwide praying of the rosary

By Richard Szczepanowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will host a recitation of the rosary on Monday, May 17, at noon (EDT) […]

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Vatican approves new invocations for Litany of St. Joseph

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Updating the Litany of St. Joseph, approved in 1909, the Vatican has added seven invocations, including two that address the guardian of Jesus and husband of […]

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News Briefs: May 9, 2021

 In-person Mass feels more ‘grace-filled,’ says Oregon parishioner PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — It took courage for Leilani Arellano to return to Mass, but she is glad to be back. Over […]