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News Briefs: September 27, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg remembered as ‘jurist of historic stature’ WASHINGTON (CNS) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 at age 87, has been described in countless […]

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Mass marks beginnings of national shrine a century ago

By Maureen Boyle WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception inaugurated its jubilee year Sept. 20 during a 100th anniversary Mass to commemorate the […]

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‘Unrealistic’ limits on public worship ‘willful discrimination’

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — San Francisco’s archbishop told hundreds of Catholics gathered near City Hall Sept. 20 that “it is because of our Catholic faith that we are being put […]

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‘Together Strong: Life Unites’ is theme of March for Life set for Jan. 29

By Kurt Jensen WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Sept. 10 announcement of the theme for the March for Life — “Together Strong: Life Unites” — made it clear the annual national […]

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News Briefs: September 20, 2020

Spanish court convicts ex-Salvadoran colonel of 1989 murders of five Jesuits MADRID (CNS) — A Spanish court has convicted a former Salvadoran colonel for the murders of five Jesuit priests […]

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Brooklyn bishop reflects on ‘attack that shook foundations of our society’

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — The nation “can never forget” the 9/11 tragedy “that shook the foundations of our society and our trust in our government to protect us,” Brooklyn Bishop […]

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News Briefs: September 13, 2020

USCCB president urges special collection to aid disaster-stricken dioceses WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has asked his […]

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USCCB urges Congress, White House to reach COVID-19 relief deal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A leader with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged Congress and the White House Sept. 8 to reach a deal on the next COVID-19 relief […]

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Catholic Communication Campaign collection set for Sept. 13

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The annual collection for the U.S. bishops’ Catholic Communication Campaign is scheduled to take place in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend the weekend of Sept. 13. […]

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New Briefs: September 6, 2020

Flying into a quarantine: U.S. seminarians create a ‘bubble’ in Rome ROME (CNS) — Close to 30 masked men got off a bus at the Pontifical North American College Aug. […]

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Hurricane destroys Louisiana churches, closes schools, displaces priests

LAKE CHARLES, La. (CNS) — Hurricane Laura destroyed six churches in the Diocese of Lake Charles, left a dozen others “highly compromised” and did heavy damage to chancery offices. The […]

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News Briefs: August 23, 2020

Pope extends Loreto jubilee to 2021 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Since many of the celebrations of the Our Lady of Loreto jubilee year were grounded because of the coronavirus pandemic, […]