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News Briefs: September 26, 2021

Bishop praises House members for proposing citizenship path for immigrants WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ migration committee chairman Sept. 15 welcomed a move by House members to include language […]

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Justice Thomas discusses faith, modern views in ND lecture

(CNS) — In an address at the University of Notre Dame Sept. 16, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke about being personally grounded by his Catholic faith — which he […]

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News Briefs: September 19, 2021

Pope appeals for ‘fraternity and solidarity’ for people in Ethiopia VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed for those affected by the conflict in Ethiopia, appealing for “fraternity and solidarity […]

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New global initiative seeks to ‘unlock’ Catechism of the Catholic Church

By Anna Gapizzi Galvez WASHINGTON (CNS) — When is the last time you cracked open the Catechism of the Catholic Church? Odds are, it’s sitting on your bookshelf collecting dust. […]

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News Briefs: September 12, 2021

Catholic Charities agencies rely on virtual outreach in Ida relief ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) — With several Northeast states now joining major metropolitan regions in the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Ida-related […]

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Supreme Court rules against blocking Texas’ abortion ban

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a late-night decision Sept. 1, the Supreme Court ruled against blocking a Texas law banning abortions at six weeks of pregnancy. The 5-4 vote, issued with […]

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New York fire chaplain says there are days when 9/11 ‘feels like yesterday’

BLUE POINT, N.Y. (CNS) — Father Kevin M. Smith, a veteran fire chaplain, trauma counselor and loyal friend to scores of active and retired firefighters in the New York metropolitan […]

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U.S. bishops’ Labor Day statement calls for economy that works for all

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The “present ills of our economy” invite Catholics to reflect on ways to propose new and creative responses to vital human needs in a post-pandemic world, said […]

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News Briefs: September 5, 2021

El Salvador sets date for four beatifications in January WASHINGTON (CNS) — El Salvador has set a Jan. 22 date for the beatifications of Jesuit Father Rutilio Grande, Franciscan Father […]

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New Orleans archdiocese assesses damage from Hurricane Ida

By Peter Finney Jr. NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — With most of South Louisiana cut off from electrical power due to the 150-mph winds of Hurricane Ida, the Archdiocese of New […]

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Before medals, ‘glorifying Christ comes first,’ says Illinois Paralympian

By Tom Dermody CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (CNS) — When Jenna Fesemyer races at the Tokyo Summer Paralympic Games, the students and staff of St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University […]

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News Briefs: August 22, 2021

Cardinal holds officers, their families ‘in prayer,’ decries gun violence CHICAGO (CNS) — Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago offered prayers for slain police officer Ella French and her family […]