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Meeting opens with debate over time allotted to discuss Communion proposal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The first day of the U.S. bishops’ June 16-18 spring assembly, held virtually because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, began with discussion of how to proceed with […]

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic agency in foster case

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a unanimous decision June 17, the Supreme Court said that a Catholic social service agency should not have been excluded from Philadelphia’s foster care program because […]

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Mission trip a pilgrimage of discovery

Why would a group of teens give up a week of their summer vacation to do service work in the heat, miles from home, for a cause from which they […]

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Local priests celebrate jubilees

Each year, Today’s Catholic publishes a special tribute section to honor those who have given their lives to service of the Church through the priesthood, religious vocations and lives consecrated […]

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Renovator priest looks back on 40 years

Over the span of 40 years, a person can gain a reputation for much good. In Father John Delaney’s case, his reputation is well-earned. He has become known as the […]

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Father Voors celebrates four decades as a priest

As Father David Voors reflects on his four decades of ministry, a handful of passions have developed, he said. Some of the passions have grown into traditions that are implemented […]

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Jubilarian Father Chukwuma moves ‘at God’s direction’

Father Francis Chukwuma didn’t have a vision or encounter with God that called him to the priesthood. He has just been open to where God directs him in life. Father […]

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Priesthood has been a life of love and self-giving

As a boy, Father Jonathan C. Agbedo knew he wanted to be a priest. He didn’t think he would get to pursue that dream, however, until a path opened in […]

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Twenty-five-year vocation began in illness

Most priests look back on their ordination day with great joy and fondness, but Father Mark Gurtner recalled that he was so ill that “ordination and even my first Mass […]

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Father Lawrence Teteh, CSSp, observes 50 years of vocation

Father Lawrence Teteh, CSSp, will observe his 50th jubilee anniversary as a priest Aug. 22. Born on Sept. 13, 1944, in Nnarambia Ahiara in Ahiazu Mbaise, Imo State, in the […]

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Superstars of service — Yadira Gonzalez

California, Colorado, Mexico: Yadira Gonzalez lived in many places as a child because of her father’s work. When Gonzalez was 8 years old, her father reached out to family members […]

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Weekly schedule of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Monday, June 14: 11 a.m. — Virtual Meeting of Our Sunday Visitor Governance Committee Tuesday, June 15: 6:30 p.m. — Virtual Meeting of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Religious […]