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Be humble in serving your brothers and sisters in need, Pope says in Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia, Sep 10, 2017 / 11:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Angelus address Sunday, Pope Francis said the story of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, the patroness of Colombia, provides an example of the humility with which all Christians should serve each other.  “The Lord teaches us through […]

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Breaking: Supreme Court sends Little Sisters’ case back to lower court

Washington D.C., May 16, 2016 / 08:53 am (CNA).- In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court sent the Little Sisters of the Poor HHS mandate case back to the lower courts on Monday, in light of new developments in the case. “We are very encouraged by the […]

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A hopeful sign? New development in the Little Sisters’ court case

Washington D.C., Mar 29, 2016 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for parties in the Little Sisters’ case to submit alternative means, if possible, of ensuring contraceptive coverage while maintaining religious freedom. “This is an excellent development. Clearly the Supreme Court understood […]

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Members of Congress speak up for Little Sisters before big day in court

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2016 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Members of the United States Congress have voiced their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor before their case is argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. “We talk a lot about public service up here. […]

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Pope Francis made surprise stop at Little Sisters of the Poor to show support

Washington D.C., Sep 23, 2015 / 08:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis paid a short visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor community in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to support them in their court case over the contraception mandate, the Vatican's spokesman revealed. It was a […]

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Religious sisters sue Colombian TV network for ‘false’ depiction of saint’s life

Bogot√°, Colombia, Jul 31, 2015 / 12:44 am (CNA).- An order of religious sisters in Colombia is suing a national television network for producing a series that it says twists the facts about the life of the order’s founder, the first Colombian saint. Saint Laura Montoya Upegui […]

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Last hope: Little Sisters of the Poor appeal to Supreme Court

Washington D.C., Jul 23, 2015 / 10:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a federal appeals court ruled that the Little Sisters of the Poor must obey the federal contraception mandate, the sisters have announced that they are appealing to the Supreme Court. Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire, mother provincial […]

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American Sisters accept Vatican reforms on doctrine, theology

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2015 / 04:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a joint report marking the conclusion of a multi-year mandate for reform, members of the LCWR have agreed to corrections called for by the Vatican, and said they will continue on the path of dialogue. “We […]

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Little Sisters in court: Don’t stop our ministry of serving the dying poor

Denver, Colo., Dec 8, 2014 / 05:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Little Sisters of the Poor asked an appeals court Monday to shield them from the federal contraception mandate, saying that it threatens their 175 years of service to the poor and dying. “As Little Sisters of […]

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Be brothers and sisters for peace, Pope tells Europe

Strasbourg, France, Nov 25, 2014 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Tuesday that brotherhood and a spirit of mutual service are needed to overcome conflict, telling the Council of Europe that both the continent and Christianity have special roles to play in this work. “The […]

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