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Ohio company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

By Katie Breidenbach Catholic News Service MEDINA, Ohio (CNS) — Dozens of little wax flowers lay on the table in front of her. With a gentle grip, Judy Hamrick picks up each one and covers the back in glue. “It’s … Continue reading

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Memorial for unborn in Toledo seen as answer to prayers to end abortion

By Katie Breidenbach Catholic News Service TOLEDO, Ohio (CNS) — The moment Ann Barrick stepped from the sidewalk onto the crumbling parking lot, her eyes filled with tears. “You pray about these things, and you never think you’re going to … Continue reading

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Benedictines say their fresh-baked spice cookies have ‘heavenly’ scent

By Katie Breidenbach Catholic News Service FERDINAND, Ind. (CNS) — The aroma of fresh-baked spice cookies fills the monastery bakery in Ferdinand. The Sisters of St. Benedict claim this scent is truly “heavenly,” and with good reason. A saint wrote … Continue reading

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Indiana sisters say foundress motivated by love for God, his love for her

By Katie Breidenbach Catholic News Service ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. (CNS) — The quaint country town of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, a few miles southeast of Terre Haute, seems a far cry from the “Wild West,” but when Mother Theodore Guerin arrived there … Continue reading

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Catholic mission set up to bring God to hipsters

By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The gray robes worn by the Conventual Franciscan friars may not be fashionable in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, but the religious men appear to be fitting in just … Continue reading

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As consecrated virgins, three women promise lifelong fidelity to Christ

(Updated June 30) By Katie Rutter Catholic News Service DETROIT (CNS) — Three brides in long, white dresses stood before the altar of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. There was not a single groom in sight. … Continue reading

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