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Rome receives three-year study of U.S. nuns

Catholic News Service A three-year study of U.S. women religious called for by the Vatican has been completed with the final comprehensive report recently sent...

Maryland’s bishops want the poor treated justly in state budget

With Maryland’s new legislative session opening today, Jan. 11,, the state’s Catholic bishops are reminding lawmakers of the devastating impact that hunger, homelessness and...

Recent film and video ratings

Here is a list of recent films that Catholic News Service has rated on the basis of moral suitability. The first symbol after each title...

Pope emphasizes sacraments of healing in message to the sick

The following is the official Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s message for next month’s World Day of the Sick. "Stand up and go; your...

Sister Francis Paula Bader dies at 94

ASTON, Pa. — Sister Francis Paula Bader, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 76 years, died Jan. 2 in...

‘The Adventures of Tintin’ is exhilarating and family-friendly

Catholic News Service “Great snakes!” The characteristic exclamation of the titular hero of "The Adventures of Tintin" may also be the cry of surprised audience...

Vatican estimates 2.5 million saw pope at Vatican in 2011

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Prefecture of the Papal Household, the office responsible for handing out free tickets to papal events, estimated more...

If you want to be a nice person, what you believe...

By Father Robert Barron A team of sociologists, led by Catholic University professor William D’Antonio, recently published a survey that has gotten quite a bit...

Nuns launch billboard campaign to welcome ‘strangers’

DAVENPORT, Iowa — In anticipation of the Iowa caucuses Jan. 3, 10 communities of women religious in Iowa and nearby states bought billboards throughout...

“Tintin” and other Christmastime movie reviews

“The Adventures of Tintin” is A-1 family entertainment By Adam Shaw Catholic News Service “Great snakes!” The characteristic exclamation of the titular hero of “The Adventures of...

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