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Actor Gary Sinise and family followed a journey to Catholicism

WASHINGTON -- Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie "Forrest Gump," followed a rather unusual path...

Community land trusts a possible answer for escalating housing costs

WASHINGTON — Community land trusts are celebrating their 50th anniversary in the United States in 2019, and Catholic figures had a role in their...

Sister Norma Pimentel recognized by CCHD for work with immigrants

WASHINGTON — Although her work along the Texas-Mexico border has brought her fame and celebrity, Sister Norma Pimentel, a member of the Missionaries of...

International study suggests religious people are happier

WASHINGTON — Charles Schulz, in his “Peanuts” comic strip, coined the adage, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” However, the results of a wide-ranging study that...

The health effects of binge-watching: You are getting very sleepy …

WASHINGTON — In the beginning, humans regulated their day by the rising and the setting of the sun. Then someone invented the concept of...

Bishop Barry Knestout: Embrace ‘what the church teaches about human life’

WASHINGTON -- Bishop Barry C. Knestout of Richmond, Virginia, quoted from Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien to make a pro-life point during his homily at...

Court cases that support abortion based on ‘deception,’ says Archbishop Joseph...

WASHINGTON -- The two Supreme Court cases that legalized abortion virtually on demand in the United States were based on "deception," said Archbishop Joseph...

Changes in Washington add up to greater challenges for causes dear...

WASHINGTON -- Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? Thought not. Neither did several Catholic organizations, despite the last-minute flurry of legislation typical of...

Knights of Columbus take stand against lawmakers who want judicial litmus...

WASHINGTON -- The supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, calling the organization "an American Catholic cultural icon," said senators have no business questioning...

Forum explores alternatives to use of fetal tissue in medical research

WASHINGTON — Alternatives to the use of fetal tissue from abortions are already plentiful, asserted one speaker at a Nov. 27 forum on the...

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