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Privacy concerns prompt advice that priests not vote in the Minnesota primary

Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis is pictured in a Nov. 12, 2019, photo. Citing concerns from the Minnesota Catholic Conference about privacy and partisanship in casting primary votes, Archbishop Hebda suggested in a Feb. 25 letter to his priests they abstain from voting in Minnesota's upcoming primary on Super Tuesday, March 3. (CNS/Bob Roller)

By Joe Ruff / Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis shared some advice from the Minnesota Catholic Conference with priests and deacons in the archdiocese: It might be best not to vote in the March 3 presidential primary. Given the pastoral need for a […]

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Catholic faith helped Tim Conway weather ups, downs of entertainment life

Actor Tim Conway poses with actress Carol Burnett Nov. 6, 2002, at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 15th annual Hall of Fame ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. Conway, a Catholic, who won four Emmy Awards on the "Carol Burnett Show," died May 14, 2019, at age 85. (CNS/Fred Prouser, Reuters)

By Catholic News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Tim Conway, who died May 14 in Los Angeles at age 85, was probably best known for his 11 seasons on TV’s “The Carol Burnett Show,” where he delighted viewers with outlandish sketch comedy and physical humor. Others remember him from his four-year stint on the sitcom […]

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Bishops invite all to participate in ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign Jan. 14-22

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual “9 Days for Life” prayer and action campaign will run Jan. 14 to Jan. 22. Sponsored by the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro Life Activities, the “9 Days” observance leads up to the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Jan. […]

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Voters in two states OK anti-abortion measures, but Oregon funding stays

Voters line up prior to casting their ballots at a polling station in Nesconset, N.Y., on Election Day Nov. 6. (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz)

By Dennis Sadowski / Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — An Oregon measure that would have banned state funding for elective and late-term abortions was defeated by voters Nov. 6, while an amendment to the West Virginia constitution stating that women do not have a right to an abortion was passed by a narrow margin. Alabamans […]

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Helping, not fame from chainsaw video, brings true joy, says Carmelite

Carmelite Sister Margaret Ann Laechelin, principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami, holds the chainsaw she used to help clean up debris following Hurricane Irma. (CNS photo/courtesy Sister Margaret Ann)

By Rhina Guidos / Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — She inspired many when she rolled up the sleeves of her habit to clean up after Hurricane Irma with a chainsaw. After the local police department posted a video Sept. 12 on Twitter of Carmelite Sister Margaret Ann Laechelin trimming branches off a fallen tree […]

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Knights of Columbus to change fourth-degree uniform: What do you think?

At left, members of a Knights of Columbus fourth degree honor guard in full traditional regalia are pictured during a recent procession at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. At right are the new uniforms shown Aug. 1 during during the international fraternal organization's 135th annual Supreme Convention in St. Louis. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody and CNS/Knights of Columbus)

By Tony Gutierrez / Catholic News Service ST. LOUIS, Mo. (CNS) — The Knights of Columbus, long associated with swords, capes and chapeaus, will be going through a significant uniform change. The traditional regalia worn by fourth-degree Knights will be replaced, announced Supreme Knight Carl Anderson Aug. 1 during the international fraternal organization’s 135th annual […]

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Chicago cardinal praises Gov. Rauner’s ‘principled stand’ to veto abortion bill

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago is seen in Chicago April 4. He praised Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner for his promise to veto a bill that would use public funds for abortion. (CNS/Karen Callaway)

By Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich said Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has taken a “principled stand” by promising to veto a bill to allow taxpayer money to pay for elective abortions for Medicaid recipients and state employees. Under the bill pending in the state General Assembly, the public money […]

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Approved miracle paves the way for canonization of two Fatima visionaries

Jacinta and Francisco Marto are pictured with their cousin Lucia dos Santos (right) in a file photo taken around the time of the 1917 apparitions of Mary at Fatima, Portugal. Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children, thus paving the way for their canonization. (CNS file photo)

By Junno Arocho Esteves/Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, thus paving the way for their canonization. Pope Francis signed the decree for the causes of Blesseds Francisco […]

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‘For Her’ online magazine aims to help women have life of ‘beauty, meaning’

Cynthia Dermody, editor in chief of "For Her" magazine, said the new online magazine launched by Aleteia was created for "the modern Catholic woman." (CNS/handout)

By Julie Asher, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Women’s fashion and lifestyle magazines abound on the Internet and in print, but there’s still a void in what those offer to women, according to the editor of a new online magazine launched by the global Catholic network Aleteia.org. For Her — forher.aleteia.org — was created […]

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A little bit country: Pope Francis looks at the nitty-gritty of family life

Children spend time with their grandmother on the front porch of their home in Hillsdale, Mo. Pope Francis' postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the family, "Amoris Laetitia" ("The Joy of Love"), was released April 8. (CNS/Sid Hastings)

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Vatican Letter/Backgrounder and Analysis VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ hymn to love and family life is more like a country song than a Disney tune. In “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis’ postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the family, there is passion and devotion, but also heartache […]

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