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Nation’s leaders urged to ‘engage in real debate’ on curbing gun violence

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The nation’s leaders “must engage in a real debate about needed measures to save lives and make our communities safer,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ […]

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Detroit Catholics at ‘fever pitch’ over beatification of Father Casey

DETROIT (CNS) — For decades during the Great Depression and afterward, Capuchin Franciscan Father Solanus Casey was the “go-to” guy for those who were sick, poor, afflicted or discouraged in […]

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Cardinal praises USCCB for century of working for ‘a more just society’

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The mission of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is as timely now as 100 years ago when the conference was founded as a “wise and Spirit-filled […]

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Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope WASHINGTON (CNS) — After publication of his letter to Pope Francis questioning the pontiff’s teachings, Father Thomas Weinandy has resigned […]

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After Harvey, faith fuels Houston fans; team wins World Series

By James Ramos HOUSTON (CNS) — Baseball bats and rosary beads were the only thing on Tonya Killian’s mind as she walked toward Minute Maid Park for Game 3 of […]

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USCCB president decries massive shooting at Texas Baptist church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic Church stands “in unity” with the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and the larger community after a shooting during Sunday services took the lives of […]

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‘Horrendous attack weighs on all our hearts,’ says cardinal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The “horrendous act” by a driver in a pickup truck who mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists in New York late in the afternoon Oct. 31 “weighs on […]

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U.S. bishops’ conference arose out of a national crisis a century ago

By Russell Shaw WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops arose out of a national crisis a century ago, when the U.S. entered World War I. In responding […]

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Assisting victims of war is a work of mercy, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Members of the military and of humanitarian agencies who risk their lives to save others […]

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Knights CEO praises plan for U.S. aid to persecuted Christians

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, praised the decision by the Trump administration to provide direct U.S. aid to persecuted Christians in the Middle East […]

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Amid hurricane’s devastation, Puerto Ricans’ spirit seen shining through

By Wallice J. de la Vega SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CNS) — Above all material and financial considerations after Hurricane Maria’s severe damage in Puerto Rico, one must highlight the […]

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Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich as the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. Voting late […]