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High court to examine religious liberty, foster care by same-sex couples

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court announced Feb. 24 that in its next term it will examine if the city of Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic social services agency from the city’s foster … Continue reading

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Leap year’s extra day has a Catholic origin

Updated: 3:50 p.m. By Donis Tracy  Catholic News Service BOSTON (CNS) — The extra day we get approximately once every four years is a way to adapt the calendar year to the astronomical year. But did you know the present … Continue reading

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Pope recognizes miracle in sainthood cause of young tech whiz

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis formally recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager who the pope has said is a role model for young men … Continue reading

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Reconciling oneself to God leads to healing, pope says in Lenten message

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Lent is a time for deeper dialogue with God through prayer, for renewed gratitude for God’s mercy and for increased compassion for people whose lives are under attack, Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Northern Italian dioceses take drastic measures against coronavirus

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the biggest two days of celebration and costume parades left, the famous pre-Lenten “Carnevale” of Venice was canceled as were Ash Wednesday services and even funeral Masses throughout the … Continue reading

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Mediterranean must be crossroad of peace, dialogue, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic communities of every nation on the Mediterranean Sea must work together to promote peace, to aid migrants and refugees and to defend religious freedom, Pope Francis told bishops … Continue reading

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Gospel challenges believers to love without measure, pope says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The only acceptable form of extremism for a Christian is an “extremism of love,” Pope Francis said, concelebrating Mass with bishops from throughout the Mediterranean basin. “‘Love your enemies and … Continue reading

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