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Film director switches formats, writes book on grandpa’s WWII heroism

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Jon Erwin, in tandem with older brother Andrew, has directed movies with Christian themes over the past decade, including “October Baby” “I Can Only Imagine” and “I Still Believe.” But between … Continue reading

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John Hume, who helped bring peace to Northern Ireland, dies at 83

Updated Aug. 6 By Michael Kelly Catholic News Service DUBLIN (CNS) — Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Northern Ireland, has hailed political leader John Hume as a “paragon of peace” for his key role in bringing an end to the … Continue reading

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Conversion has personal, social dimensions, Franciscan leader says

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Faith in the reconciling power of the cross and in God’s great desire to forgive human sin is a call to set aside fear and make a commitment to conversion … Continue reading

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German author says retired Pope Benedict is ‘extremely frail’

Updated 11:50 a.m. By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — An author with a long and close relationship to retired Pope Benedict XVI told a German newspaper that the 93-year-old retired pope is “extremely frail.” Peter Seewald, … Continue reading

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Japanese archbishop urges U.S. to witness the Gospel of peace

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — As the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of two Japanese cities approaches, the president of the county’s Catholic bishops’ conference called on the United States “as a Christian nation” to … Continue reading

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Nuclear era that began in 1945 poses moral questions for the 21st century

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by atomic bomb explosions 75 years ago this August, hastening the end of World War II. And while a nuclear arms race … Continue reading

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In planning Jan. 29 March for Life, officials mindful of health safeguards

By Kurt Jensen  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the midst of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the annual March for Life rally on the National Mall and march to the Supreme Court are still scheduled … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture reading, Aug. 2, 2020: Hope

One of my sons lives on an unpaved country road. If I visit him on a rainy day, my car gets slathered with mud. When it dries, it’s not a pretty sight. You can hardly tell what color the vehicle is. Tired of my dust-mobile spoiling his view, my neighbor once made a point of telling me the location of the nearest car wash. Continue reading

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‘It spreads so fast,’ says Iowa Catholic; COVID-19 hits 15 family members

By Lindsay Steele  Catholic News Service DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) — As Alicia Nava flipped through family photographs the morning of July 25, she said solemnly from behind a floral print mask, “We were taking precautions.” Three weeks before, she was … Continue reading

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Is 2020 the year that gets young people to polls in bigger numbers?

By Betty Araya  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Steven Millies, a scholar who explores the Catholic Church’s relationship to politics, feels more optimistic today than he has in a long time about young people in this country voting in … Continue reading

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