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US Catholics' awareness of Christian persecution increasing - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:54:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Mar 21, 2019 / 03:54 pm (CNA).- Nearly half of American Catholics say global persecution of Christians is “very severe,” a 16 percent increase from a year ago, according to ...

Indiana legislature fails to restore two genders to driver’s licenses - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:00:00 -0600 - ndianapolis, Ind., Mar 21, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Indiana lawmakers did not act to restore gender options on driver’s licenses as “male” or “female” after the state Bure ...

How this classical Catholic school welcomes children with Down syndrome - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:22:00 -0600 - ouisville, Ky., Mar 21, 2019 / 10:22 am (CNA).- Students with Down syndrome study Latin and logic alongside their classmates at Immaculata Classical Academy, a Catholic school in Louisville, Ky., that ...

Cardinal DiNardo discharged from hospital, expected to make full recovery - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 08:59:00 -0600 - ouston, Texas, Mar 21, 2019 / 08:59 am (CNA).- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has been released from the hospital, following a mild stroke last week, his archdiocese announced March 20. ...

Chaput to college students: Following God's will is the answer to our dark times - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:21:00 -0600 - ismarck, N.D., Mar 21, 2019 / 03:21 am (CNA).- There’s a scene in the middle of the Lord of the Rings, a fantasy series written by Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien, where the quest to destroy an e ...

Migrants are revitalizing the Church in Chile, missionary priest says - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:31:00 -0600 - antiago, Chile, Mar 21, 2019 / 12:31 am (CNA).- For six years, Fr. Marcio Toniazzo has worked as the director of immigration services for the Archdiocese of Santiago in Chile. In that time, he says h ...

US bishops: Equality Act will hurt more than help - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:16:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Mar 20, 2019 / 02:16 pm (CNA).- In a March 20 letter to members of the U.S. Senate, three bishops warned that while the proposed Equality Act purports to address issues of discriminati ...

Colombian diocese has served 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:11:00 -0600 - ucuta, Colombia, Mar 20, 2019 / 12:11 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Cúcuta in Colombia reported this week that it has provided 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants affected by the humanitarian cr ...

Amid continued Midwest flooding, Catholic groups step up to help - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:06:00 -0600 - maha, Neb., Mar 20, 2019 / 05:06 am (CNA).- As devastating flood waters continue to rise in parts of the Midwest, Catholics are working to raise funds for both short-term aid and long-term rebuilding ...

Federal court reaffirms tax exempt clergy housing allowances - Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:02:00 -0600 - hicago, Ill., Mar 19, 2019 / 05:02 pm (CNA).- The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld tax-free housing allowances for clergy, a decision welcomed by pastors, religious organizations, and others wh ...

Maryland House votes to remove statute of limitations for child sexual abuse - Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:02:00 -0600 - nnapolis, Md., Mar 19, 2019 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill to entirely remove the statute of limitations for filing lawsuits related to child sexual abuse. The ...

Lawsuit says West Virginia diocese knowingly hired sex abusers as teachers - Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:58:00 -0600 - harleston, W.Va., Mar 19, 2019 / 03:58 pm (CNA).- The attorney general of West Virginia has filed a lawsuit charging that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and its former bishop knowingly employed se ...

Archdiocese of Milwaukee removes names of two bishops from buildings - Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:57:00 -0600 - ilwaukee, Wis., Mar 19, 2019 / 01:57 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday that it will remove from archdiocesan buildings the names of two former archbishops who were found to hav ...

Directors speak of ‘spiritual warfare’ while making pro-life film - Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:00:00 -0600 - os Angeles, Calif., Mar 19, 2019 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- The writers and co-directors of the upcoming film “Unplanned” have spoken of how they prepared for a “spiritual battle” to m ...

How the Big Easy celebrates St. Joseph - Tue, 19 Mar 2019 03:31:00 -0600 - ew Orleans, La., Mar 19, 2019 / 03:31 am (CNA).- Catholic culture is everywhere in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is the city’s defining celebration. The city’s cathedral is one of its most well- ...