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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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Remembering Florence Henderson

The year was 1994, but I remember it like it was yesterday. I had been in Anaheim, California, covering the National Catholic Educational Association’s annual convention for CNS. Since I was so close to Hollywood, management thought I could stay … Continue reading

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With death of Fidel Castro, pope, archbishop ask prayers to Cuba’s patroness

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Quoting from the Book of Ecclesiastes and referencing judgment, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, of Miami issued a statement on the Nov. 25 death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. “Now he awaits the judgment of God who is … Continue reading

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Skirling at St. Peter’s Square

VATICAN CITY — After the bells tolled for the noon Angelus today, the melodies and drone of Scottish bagpipes could be heard near St. Peter’s Square. Pipe Sergeant Mauro Nenci of Rome helped catch the attention of passersby and media … Continue reading

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