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Rare meeting: Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday

WASHINGTON -- Many people looking at their February calendars are doing a double-take with Ash Wednesday falling on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day. The two days,...

Churches no longer exempt from FEMA disaster aid

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is revising its policies to no longer exclude houses of worship from applying for federal aid to...

No dispensation for this year’s Christmas Mass on Monday

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- Although Christmas this year is the day after the fourth Sunday of Advent, Catholics looking to count a Sunday evening...

Theology teacher on Meghan Markle: ‘I would have remembered her anyway’

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Maria Pollia, a theology teacher at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, did not have to rack her brain to...

Decorating for Christmas on Christmas Eve? It’s the beginning, not end,...

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- During the weeks before Christmas, Catholic churches stand out for what they are missing. Unlike stores, malls, public buildings and homes that...

Royal engagement announcement brings attention to Catholic school

Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON -- When the news broke Nov. 27 of Meghan Markle's engagement to Prince Harry, reporters descended upon the Los Angeles Catholic...

Catholic groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Dozens of Catholic groups that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have reached a settlement with the...

Victims of Las Vegas shooting remembered at funeral Masses, vigils

Catholic News Service Immediate makeshift memorials in Las Vegas to the 58 victims killed during the Oct. 1 outdoor country music concert are being replaced...

Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Oct. 6 issued interim rules expanding the exemption to the contraceptive mandate for religious employers, such as...

Bishop urges Senate to remedy health care for the ‘common good’...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — After the Senate voted July 25 to proceed with the health care debate, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla.,...

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