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Origins is a documentary service
brought to you by CNS - Catholic News Service.

The documentation you find in Origins ranges from encyclicals, speeches and other papal messages to pastoral letters by the bishops; from diocesan policy statements to current research to speeches in the news on public policy, liturgy, social justice, the parish, the family, ministries and much more.

Origins Highlights:
  • 47 editions each year.
  • Weekly cross references.
  • Staff-written introductions highlighting texts.
  • News-related documentation.
  • Documentation of interest for its pastoral value.
  • Notes in margin sections interrelating current and past texts; also highlighting news developments related to texts.
  • Balanced and objective coverage.
  • Weekly calendar of coming events.
  • Published by CNS - Catholic News Service.
Texts appear in Origins because they're in the news
or their pastoral discussions are noteworthy.


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