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Faith leaders’ ongoing reaction to Trump ban on refugees

UPDATED Feb. 10. WASHINGTON (CNS) — This morning the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration welcomed the federal appeals court ruling Feb. 9 that upheld a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees from … Continue reading

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Beware of scammers trying to sell papal audience tickets, Pope Francis says

Tickets to his general audiences and his public Masses are free. Don’t be fooled, he told people at his audience today.      

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Most popular print stories for 2016

By Jim Lackey Well, this might be a surprise! Or maybe not. Our list below of the year’s most popular print stories looks nothing like our list of most popular video stories for 2016. But if we’ve learned anything in … Continue reading

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Most popular CNS video stories in 2016

By Jim Lackey It’s the end of the year and, like it or not, you’re getting flooded with top story picks for 2016. We’ll make this easy on you: These are the top 12 most-viewed video stories on our YouTube … Continue reading

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Dominican friars bring Christmas joy to streets of Washington

WASHINGTON (CNS) –- Amid the hustle and bustle of last-minute holiday shoppers, long lines of Capitals hockey fans waiting to get into the game, restaurant-goers and various street performers, a large group of  Dominican friars — accompanied by drum, guitars and banjo — spread … Continue reading

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Poll: Majority of Americans like ‘Merry Christmas’ as holiday greeting

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A new Marist poll shows that a majority of Americans — by 20 percentage points — say they like the greeting “Merry Christmas” rather than the generic “Happy Holidays” this time of year. In addition, a strong majority … Continue reading

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‘A day which will live in infamy’

Even 75 years later, the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Dec. 7, 1941, continues to rivet the attention of Americans because it is “such a powerful event,” a priest-historian told Catholic News Service in an interview in advance … Continue reading

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