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USCCB committee chairmen applaud decision on transgender directive

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump’s repeal of the Obama administration’s directive on transgender access to bathrooms. The guidance, issued last May by the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Pope, top Curia officials launch new style of ‘ad limina’ visit

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For decades, the visits bishops are required to make to the Vatican were known for their formality and routine style, but Pope Francis launched “a whole new style of … Continue reading

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Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light … Continue reading

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Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life, Pope Francis said. “The right to water is essential for the survival … Continue reading

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South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine

By Simon Caldwell Catholic News Service MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — South Sudan’s Catholic bishops asked for the world’s help to prevent mass starvation that threatens the lives of more than 5 million people. In a separate statement, they also said … Continue reading

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Literacy center teaches reading, writing, helps students’ self-esteem too

By Tyler Orsburn Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Mario Gamboa is on the move. There are too many words to read, and too few Latinos who can read them. His first stop, the Guatemala consulate in Silver Spring, Maryland. … Continue reading

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Australian archbishops: Leadership on abuse was ‘catastrophic failure’

By Catholic News Service SYDNEY (CNS) — Five Australian archbishops testified before a government commission on child sexual abuse, reiterating apologies and taking responsibility for actions that occurred before they were church leaders. They also said they believed the culture … Continue reading

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