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Amid call for boycott of Lenten appeals, some see harm to poor, needy

By Jacob Comello  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Lent is a penitent season — a time for sincere reflection on one’s mistakes and a time to make amends for one’s life before the joy of the Easter season. And … Continue reading

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South Carolina Catholic school given national award for ‘full inclusion’

By Theresa Stratford  Catholic News Service JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (CNS) — When Nativity School was approached with the idea of integrating a child with Down syndrome into a regular classroom setting, officials’ first reaction was “sure, let’s figure this out … Continue reading

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For Lent, Irish Catholics urged to abandon ‘weapons of mass distraction’

By Nick Bramhill  Catholic News Service DUBLIN (CNS) — Alcohol, smoking and chocolates are some of the most well-known vices that people traditionally give up during Lent. But now Massgoers in Ireland are being urged to make what might be … Continue reading

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‘Scourge of abuse, internal attacks’ mark pope’s sixth year in office

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics cannot place blame for the sexual abuse crisis on “those who came before us” in an attempt “to present ourselves as ‘pure,’” said the editorial director of the Vatican … Continue reading

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Judge sentences Cardinal Pell to six years in prison on abuse charges

By Catholic News Service MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) — Cardinal George Pell, 77, was sentenced to six years in prison March 13, just over two weeks after a Melbourne court allowed the publication of news that he had been found guilty of … Continue reading

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Actress calls her deafness ‘a gift’; remembers Catholic school as ‘family’

By Michelle Martin  Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — When Lauren Teruel Ridloff stepped through the door at Children of Peace School, she said she felt like nothing had changed. “It was a little overwhelming,” said Ridloff, 40, who was … Continue reading

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CLINIC says South Sudan TPS extension should have included new arrivals

By Catholic News Service SILVER SPRING, Md. (CNS) — Officials with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network criticized the federal Department of Homeland Security for its March 8 decision granting an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan because it … Continue reading

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