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Bannon remarks revive anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant views

By Robert Lockwood FORT WAYNE (CNS) — When former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and the U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, he resurrected widespread […]

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Catholic judicial nominee grilled by senators on her religious views

By Kurt Jensen WASHINGTON (CNS) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, spurred outrage about possible religious tests for judicial appointees when she questioned a Catholic judicial nominee Sept. 6 about what […]

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Church leaders, including those from U.S., pray for victims of quake

By David Agren CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) — Church leaders prayed for Mexicans and Guatemalans affected by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck the Pacific Coast. At the end of Mass […]

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Irma weakens as it heads north, but leaves path of destruction

MIAMI (CNS) — A weakened Hurricane Irma churned in Florida after ripping through southern portions of the state and the Caribbean islands, flooding cities, knocking out power to millions, destroying […]

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Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

EMERGENCY COLLECTION A special collection will be taken up in all parishes of the diocese on the weekend of Sept. 16-17 for the victims of the devastating hurricane and floods […]

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Path to peace: Pope’s visit aims to help Colombians take next steps

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis had promised to visit Colombia once a peace accord was in place, but his visit Sept. 6-10 is less about congratulations than about consolidation. […]

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USCCB denounces decision to end DACA, strongly urges Congress to find legislative solution

Statement of Bishop Rhoades concerning Administration’s Decision to End DACA: “A few weeks ago, I wrote a column expressing the Church’s strong support for the Dream Act of 2017.  The […]

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Minnesota Vikings coach brings faith to the field

By Matthew Davis MANKATO, Minn. (CNS) — Each morning, Pat Shurmur pulls out a laminated card with his priorities for the day. “We as coaches laminate everything. You never know […]

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Peace and the just use of force

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In light of the escalation of tensions between the United States and North Korea, Stephen M. Colecchi, director of the U.S. bishops’ Office of International Justice and […]

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Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

By Tony C. Diaz HAGATNA, Guam (CNS) — The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in […]

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USCCB president urges Trump to quickly act to ease contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called on President Donald Trump to ease the “onerous” contraceptive mandate of the Department of Health and […]

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New Smithsonian exhibit explores diversity of religion in early America

By Carolyn Mackenzie WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s new exhibition, “Religion in Early America,” celebrates the free exercise of religion and the religious diversity that […]