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News Briefs: July 21, 2021

CRS gradually restores services in Haiti amid series of crises CLEVELAND (CNS) — A series of debilitating crises in recent weeks — from a surge in COVID-19 cases to the […]

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Pope expresses closeness with Cuban people as unrest continues

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Cuba a week after protests erupted on the island nation. In his first public appearance after his […]

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Around the Diocese: July 25, 2021

OSV Challenge announces semifinalists  HUNTINGTON – OSV Institute for Catholic Innovation has announced the next phase of the 2021 OSV Challenge, a multi-round entrepreneurial competition designed to accelerate unique project ideas in any […]

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Teaching the ‘truth, beauty and goodness’ of Catholicism

History is messy. It is filled with imperfect people motivated by morals and values that sometimes differ from those of modern society. Yet these historical figures and institutions, some of […]

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Father/son retreats planned for Year of St. Joseph

Typically, retreats take place over a weekend and remove the participants from their daily lives, to focus on their faith and relationship with the Lord, for at least a couple […]

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Appealing to need for unity, pope restores limits on pre-Vatican II Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saying he was acting for the good of the unity of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has restored limits on the celebration of the Mass according […]

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World Day for Grandparents and Elderly: A time for small acts of kindness — July 25

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Try a little tenderness. That’s basically how Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, 73, summarized Pope Francis’ vision for what older people, their grandchildren and friends should do […]

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The Lord, our shepherd, cares for us

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 6:30-34 The Book of Jeremiah is the source of this weekend’s first reading. One of the three major prophets of ancient Israel, Jeremiah so […]

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Haitian Catholics in Miami react to assassination of president

By Tom Tracy NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (CNS) — An apparent sense of quiet and shock in Haiti following the assassination of that country’s embattled president July 7 was mirrored in […]

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Pope to remain in hospital ‘a few more days,’ Vatican says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite initial estimates of requiring a week of inpatient care, Pope Francis will continue his recovery as a patient at Rome’s Gemelli hospital after undergoing colon […]

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Experts fear Cuba is preparing a harsh response to recent protests

By Tom Tracy (CNS) — U.S. theologians and human rights experts on Cuba worried that any repeat of the widespread protests in Cuba on July 11 may be met with […]

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Virtual tours open doors of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s shrine to the world

EMMITSBURG, Md. (CNS) — They say when one door closes, another door opens. When the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg closed its historical buildings to public […]