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Lent is over. Now what?

Credit: udra11 / Shutterstock. Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2019 / 03:18 am (CNA).- Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S. stores for weeks in anticipation of Easter, but now that the actual Easter Season has begun, how should Catholics observe it? “We cannot, as Christians, walk out of Easter liturgy and ...

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Injunction against Title X funding rules draws pro-life criticism

Credit: American Life League via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0). Portland, Ore., Apr 25, 2019 / 03:32 pm (CNA).- Pro-life advocates have lamented a federal judge’s preliminary injunction against the federal Protect Life Rule, which bars family planning funds for clinics at the same location as abortion providers and for those which refer for abortion. “Abortion is not healthcare, and that’s ...

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CUA president applauds students' decision to block porn

CUA Campus. Credit: Michael Sauers via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0). Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2019 / 03:40 pm (CNA).- The president of The Catholic University of America has voiced his support for a student government resolution that asked the university to block the 200 most popular porn sites from its internet system. “I am so proud of our students,” CUA ...

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British parliamentary committee urges action on N Ireland abortion law

The House of Parliament in London. Credit: Karim von Orelli via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0). London, England, Apr 25, 2019 / 05:41 pm (CNA).- A committee of the British parliament has said Westminster should bypass Northern Ireland’s self-governance to clarify the region’s abortion law. The House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee said Thursday that the UK government should provide ...

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IRS grants Satanic Temple recognition as a 'church'

Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC. Credit: Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- A satanic group has announced they have been granted recognition as a church by the Internal Revenue Service. In a statement published Thursday, the Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple said that they have received notice from the IRS and that ...

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Rwandan bishops apologize for letter urging pardon for genocide perpetrators

Credit: Elisa Finocchiaro via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0). Kigali, Rwanda, Apr 25, 2019 / 11:47 am (CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Rwanda have apologized for calling for the release of old and ill prisoners convicted for crimes committed during the country’s 1994 genocide. “We wrote to Christians, encouraging them to continue promoting unity and reconciliation, while also seeking forgiveness,” the ...

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Bishop Donald J. Hying appointed to lead Madison diocese

Bishop Donald J. Hying. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Vatican City, Apr 25, 2019 / 04:04 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Thursday appointed Donald J. Hying the next bishop of Madison, Wis., following the death of Bishop Robert C. Morlino in November. Hying, 55, has been the bishop of Gary, Ind. since 2014. Before that he was an auxiliary ...

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Should Catholics care about poetry?

Credit: Priscilla Du Perez via Unsplash. Denver, Colo., Apr 25, 2019 / 03:51 am (CNA).- Do you remember the last poem you read, or heard? Statistics suggest it has probably been since high school that the average American took the time (or was forced by a teacher) to read a piece of poetry. The rise of the internet and the ...

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Abortion language nixed from UN resolution after Trump admin threatens veto

President Donald Trump. Credit: Evan El-Amin_Shutterstock. Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2019 / 12:03 am (CNA).- Language referring to abortion was removed from a United Nations resolution on the care of sexual abuse survivors in wartime, after the Trump administration threatened to veto the measure. U.S. officials said they oppose the UN Security Council resolution on the grounds of a phrase ...

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