Bishop Stika urges unity to find solutions to violence after Knoxville shootings
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Bishop Stika urges unity to find solutions to violence after Knoxville shootings

"Prayers are important, but communities must come together to find positive solutions to this ongoing problem in our country," Knoxville bishop said.

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Catholic educators share unexpected lessons of teaching in pandemic
St. Edward School in Nashville, like the other schools in the Diocese of Nashville, have adopted several measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The measures have helped the schools maintain in-person learning this school year. Nick Miller, junior high social studies and religion teacher at St. Edward, leads a class wearing a mask as his masked students are socially distant.

Catholic educators share unexpected lessons of teaching in pandemic

Discussions of teaching in the pandemic dominate National Catholic Education Association conference

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Equal access to health care is a matter of justice, cardinal says
A health worker checks a passenger's temperature and pulse at a railway station platform during the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai, India, April 7, 2021. (CNS photo/Francis Mascarenhas, Reuters)

Equal access to health care is a matter of justice, cardinal says

Ensuring access to health care requires ‘moral commitment by the countries with the greatest resources.’

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Christ’s victory over death proclaims a second chance for all, pope says
Pope Francis walks near flowers prior to delivering his Easter message and blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) after celebrating Easter Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 4, 2021. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Christ’s victory over death proclaims a second chance for all, pope says

Jesus calls on all Christians today to ‘overcome barriers, banish prejudices,’ says pope

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Christ’s cross a beacon of hope in stormy seas, pope says at audience
Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican March 31, 2021. The pope reflected on the Easter triduum and the hope Christ's passion, death and resurrection brings in uncertain times. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Christ’s cross a beacon of hope in stormy seas, pope says at audience

Pope Francis reminded that Easter is when "all questions and uncertainties, hesitations and fears are dispelled" by Christ's resurrection.

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The triumph of the cross: The hope of Holy Week
This is a painting by Matthias Grunewald entitled "The Small Crucifixion." Few artists have conveyed the scene of the crucifixion with the intense realism that Grunewald brings to his composition. (CNS photo/Samuel H. Kress Collection via National Gallery of Art)

The triumph of the cross: The hope of Holy Week

Contemplating the crucifixion, as depicted in great works of art, draws viewers more fully into Jesus’ suffering

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Escaping violence and poverty, migrants continue to arrive at southern U.S. border
Migrant children from Central America take refuge from the rain in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle in Penitas, Texas, March 14, 2021, as they await to be transported after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)

Escaping violence and poverty, migrants continue to arrive at southern U.S. border

Catholic agencies assist adults, unaccompanied minors who cross the border to seek safety, family reunification in U.S.

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Virtual closeness, real community: During pandemic, Pope’s ministry flourishes online
Pope Francis is pictured on a Vatican television camera as he celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this Feb. 17, 2021, file photo. The pope and his liturgy and communication teams have made deliberate decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic to convey the pope's closeness to those suffering. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Virtual closeness, real community: During pandemic, Pope’s ministry flourishes online

As Holy Week approaches, Pope will continue to connect with faithful around the world through video and social media

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Boulder officer recalled as ‘man of character,’ ‘loving father’
Veronica Hebert of Boulder, Colo., places flowers on the car of Officer Eric Talley March 23, 2021, who was killed the previous day during a mass shooting at the King Soopers grocery store. (CNS photo/Alyson McClaran, Reuters)

Boulder officer recalled as ‘man of character,’ ‘loving father’

Catholic communities offer prayers for mass shooting victims in Colorado and Atlanta

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