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Meeting opens with debate over time allotted to discuss Communion proposal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The first day of the U.S. bishops’ June 16-18 spring assembly, held virtually because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, began with discussion of how to proceed with […]

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Caritas tells G7 leaders debt relief is key to global COVID-19 recovery

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The world cannot recover from the health and economic crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle climate change without debt relief for the world’s poorest countries, […]

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News Briefs: June 13, 2021

Catholic leaders: Biden budget aims to help vulnerable but excludes unborn WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee called on Congress May 28 to preserve the […]

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‘Solidarity in Freedom’ is theme of USCCB Religious Freedom Week June 22-29

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invites Catholics “to pray, reflect and act to promote religious freedom” during Religious Freedom Week, which is set for June 22-29 […]

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Thieves break into castle, steal rosary used by Mary, Queen of Scots

By Simon Caldwell MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Burglars have stolen a set of golden rosary beads that once belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots. The beads are said to have […]

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USCCB president, committee chair decry anti-Semitic attacks in U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the prelate who chairs the USCCB’s Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious […]

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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 […]

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News Briefs: May 30, 2021

Migration, climate, debt crises must not be ignored, pope tells diplomats VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Nations of the world must work together to solve the key global crises of migration […]

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News Briefs: May 23, 2021

Advocate: S. Carolina approval of firing squad, electric chair ‘chilling’ WASHINGTON (CNS) — The passage of a bill by South Carolina lawmakers in early May to restart executions after 10 […]

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COVID-19 takes toll on Indian Church leaders

By Anto Akkara THRISSUR, India (CNS) — Amid thousands dying daily of COVID-19, even in rural areas of India, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Church leaders. Dozens […]

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First Communion recipient overcomes obstacle, gives hope to others

COLUMBUS, Texas (CNS) — Carson Crosby, a student at St. Anthony Catholic School in Columbus who received his first Communion this spring, faced a unique challenge. Carson has a genetic […]

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News Briefs: May 16, 2021

Biden raises refugee cap but with caveat WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Joe Biden announced May 3 he was raising the historically low refugee cap of 15,000 left by the Trump […]