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How much will expansion of ‘529’ savings plans help Catholic education?

How much will expansion of ‘529’ savings plans help Catholic education?

| Mark Pattison | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the clauses in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 — the sweeping tax bill that was pushed through Congress between Thanksgiving and Christmas — expanded the “529” savings plan.

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Acts of love, courage are signs of God’s grace in the U.S., Trump says

Acts of love, courage are signs of God’s grace in the U.S., Trump says

| Dennis Sadowski | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Acts of love, courage and sacrifice by first responders, parents and children alike are hallmarks of a country that is rooted in prayer and deep faith in God, President Donald Trump told the National Prayer Breakfast.

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DACA uncertainty leaves lives in balance for four Chicago Catholics

DACA uncertainty leaves lives in balance for four Chicago Catholics

| Joyce Duriga and Michelle Martin | February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today, 42,400 young people are able to work legally in Illinois and pay taxes through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Lent is time to become aware of false prophets, cold hearts, pope says

Lent is time to become aware of false prophets, cold hearts, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics should use the season of Lent to look for signs and symptoms of being under the spell of false prophets and of living with cold, selfish and hateful hearts, Pope Francis said.

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Vatican, China nearing agreement on bishops, according to reports

Vatican, China nearing agreement on bishops, according to reports

| Cindy Wooden | February 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Multiple news reports indicate the Vatican has made substantial progress in reaching an agreement with China’s communist government on the naming of bishops for several dioceses.

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Ukrainian Catholic prelates make culinary wager on game’s outcome

Ukrainian Catholic prelates make culinary wager on game’s outcome

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two Ukrainian Catholic prelates have placed a culinary wager on the outcome of the Feb. 4 Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

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Miami Catholic school surprises principal with ticket to Super Bowl

Miami Catholic school surprises principal with ticket to Super Bowl

| Jim Davis | February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Step into the principal’s office at Epiphany School in Miami, and you’ll think you’ve entered a shrine for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The spotlight shines brightly on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” a historical drama about political leadership and backroom intrigue during a pivotal moment of World War II.

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Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday-style

Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday-style

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people looking at their February calendars are doing a double-take with Ash Wednesday falling on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.

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Mexican bishops: Most churches damaged in September quakes were historic

Mexican bishops: Most churches damaged in September quakes were historic

| David Agren | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A report from the Mexican bishops’ conference has catalogued 1,850 damaged churches — including 17 cathedrals — due to the twin earthquakes that shook the country in September. The report, released Jan. 29, found that 1,603 of damaged churches were cataloged as “historic” buildings.

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Irish government to hold referendum on right to life of mother, child

Irish government to hold referendum on right to life of mother, child

| Michael Kelly | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Irish government announced it will hold a d in late May asking citizens whether they want to retain or delete the constitutional article that provides for the equal right to life of the mother and her unborn child “with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother.”

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