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WASHINGTON— The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, has issued the following statement in relation to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 21. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “Today more than ever, our societies need ‘artisans of peace’ who

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Julie Asher WASHINGTON (CNS) — Those who stand up for the dignity of life in all its stages and want to see this respect for all life enshrined once again in U.S. law have a friend in the Pence family and the Trump administration, Vice

IMAGE: CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz By Mark Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — They came from near and far, and even from Down Under, united in prayer and in standing together for life at the Archdiocese of Washington’s annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life, held Jan. 18 at the Capital One

IMAGE: CNS photo/Leah Millis, Reuters By WASHINGTON (CNS) — A report published Jan. 17 says the number of immigrant children separated from their parents at the border last year is unknown and the number given out by government officials at the end of 2018, saying that 2,737 children were separated,

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden ROME (CNS) — Just as divisions in society grow when wealth is not shared, divisions within Christianity grow when the richness of gifts God has given to one Christian church or community are not recognized and shared, Pope Francis said. "It is easy

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — 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 the Jan. 18 Mass that closed the Vigil for Life. "In J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings,’

IMAGE: CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — The two Supreme Court cases that legalized abortion virtually on demand in the United States were based on "deception," said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas. "The late Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, lied

By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said that in order to face the challenges ahead, young indigenous men and women must protect and never forget their roots and their cultures. In a video message sent to the World Meeting of Indigenous Youth in Soloy, Panama, Jan.

IMAGE: CNS photo/Rhina Guidos By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — For a few hours, Gio Gomez left the warmth of the Florida sun and headed north toward an arctic blast in Washington. She protected herself from the winter breeze while wrapped in a yellow and white Vatican flag outside the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — About 1,000 young Catholic Australians left their homeland to participate in World Youth Day in Panama. But, since they were in the neighborhood — well, make that hemisphere — about half of them made a visit to Washington prior to