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A demonstrator holds a crucifix during a protest against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government in Managua May 15, 2018. (OSV News photo/Oswaldo Rivas, Reuters)

‘You can’t silence the Gospel’ amid Nicaragua’s repression, says woman religious

Indignation. That’s what she said she feels when she hears Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, the country’s vice president, refer to themselves as Christians.

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Body of Christ | Photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash

CARA study shows positive signs of belief in Eucharist, but underscores need for revival

Almost two-thirds of Catholics believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, but only 17% physically attend Mass at least once per week, according to a survey from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

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Migrants, mostly from Venezuela, are seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, crossing the Rio Grande Sept. 21, 2023, to return to Mexico from the United States, after members of the U.S. Texas National Guard extended razor wire to inhibit migrant crossing. The group planned to seek asylum in the U.S. (OSV News photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)

U.S. Border Patrol records increase in arrests; situation of migrants in Mexico deteriorates

A surge in migration through Mexico during the month of September has provoked a “migratory crisis,” according to Catholics who are working with migrants.

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People in New York City protest gun violence as they cross the Brooklyn Bridge during the "March for Our Lives" rally June 11, 2022. (CNS photo/Eric Cox, Reuters)

Biden establishes first White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention

President Joe Biden is establishing the first White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention and has named Vice President Kamala Harris to oversee it, the White House announced.

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Arriving in Marseille, pope prepares to speak up for protecting migrants

Pope Francis arrived in the ancient port city of Marseille Sept. 22 for a two-day visit that was to focus on the plight of migrants and other opportunities and threats facing the Mediterranean Sea and the nations along its shores.

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Five reasons why St. Francis is a model of synodality

Chesterton once wrote, “Newspapers not only deal with news, but they deal with everything as if it were entirely new.” There’s a lot of new talk surrounding synodality. But, insofar as synods have been an ancient model for Church governance, …

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California priest arrested, charged with possessing more than 600 child pornography images

A religious order priest serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has been arrested and charged with possessing hundreds of images of child pornography.

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