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IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Newspapers of every type, Catholic papers included, are seeking relief from the U.S. government after six months of increased costs due to tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint. The Catholic Press Association, which includes English-speaking Canada, is a member of the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Libreria Editrice Vaticana By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a “myth” that Blessed Paul VI largely set out on his own in writing “Humanae Vitae,” the

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy the Josephites By Dennis Sadowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — Fifty years ago, Josephite Father William Norvel thought it was time for black priests to come together. The year, 1968, was a tumultuous one in American history. The country was struggling to implement civil rights for blacks, protests of

IMAGE: CNS photo/Chaz Muth By Rhina Guidos MCALLEN, Texas (CNS) — The journey for many of the new migrants entering the U.S. near the border town of McAllen involves a mix of hardship and blessings. Having made the treacherous trip through the desert landscape and across the border, the lucky

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey By Paul Jeffrey NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan (CNS) — While tense relations between religious groups contribute to violence in many parts of the world today, Christians and Muslims in the war-ravaged Nuba Mountains of Sudan say they are getting along just fine. For outsiders, it takes a

IMAGE: CNS photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters By David Agren COPAN, Honduras (CNS) — Nicaraguan bishops and clergy were attacked by armed groups aligned with the government July 9 as violence in the Central American country escalated and affected the Catholic Church, which has provided humanitarian assistance in its parishes and has

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jim Bourg, Reuters By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump announced July 9 that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic who once clerked for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. “What matters is not

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Medical Mission Sisters By Lou Baldwin PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Sister Hanna Klaus is an OB-GYN, a member of the Medical Mission Sisters and best known as founder of the TeenSTAR adolescent sex education program, which is used around the world. She has long been a promoter of

By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God does not conform to people’s expectations, and he often presents himself and his graces in surprising ways, Pope Francis said. “God does not conform himself to preconceptions. We have to make an effort to open our hearts and minds to accept the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jim Young, Reuters By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Ever since the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 — longhand for “welfare reform” — became law, the federal government has imposed work requirements for adults receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families money. Generally, the recipient