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News Briefs: April 19, 2020

Dominicans donate beds to overflow facility for COVID-19 DETROIT (CNS) — The Dominican Sisters of Peace were putting their affairs in order, getting ready for their final act of service […]

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News Briefs: April 12, 2020

Priest who died from virus called ‘great missionary among us’ BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn March 28 announced the death of Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, 49, who […]

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News Briefs: April 5, 2020

Pandemic casts spotlight on a nearly forgotten martyr: St. Corona BONN, Germany (CNS) — She had become nearly forgotten. Little is known about the young woman who was killed for […]

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Religious find inventive techniques of caring for community in isolation

By Chaz Muth WASHINGTON (CNS) — As people throughout the U.S. self-isolate and retreat from daily life amid the COVID-19 pandemic, priests and women religious have become beacons of hope […]

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News Briefs: March 29, 2020

Kathleen McChesney, advocate for abuse victims, to receive Laetare Medal WASHINGTON (CNS) — Kathleen McChesney, a former FBI executive assistant and the first person to lead the U.S. bishops’ Office […]

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Ethicists, lawyers see dangers in rationing of scarce health resources

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien BALTIMORE (CNS) — Catholic ethicists and legal experts are sounding the alarm that the scarcity of resources such as ventilators and hospital beds during the current […]

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News Briefs: March 22, 2020

Pope entrusts world threatened by coronavirus pandemic to Mary VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis entrusted to Jesus’ mother the suffering and anguish of millions of people affected by the […]

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CDC director ‘not shy about his Catholic faith,’ says Baltimore pastor

By Tim Swift BALTIMORE (CNS) — When Msgr. Richard Woy sees Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on television these days flanked by […]

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Late Scripture scholar’s commitment to students recalled as ‘unstinting’

TRENTON, N.J. (CNS) — The late Father Gerard S. Sloyan was “ever the teacher and pastor” whose commitment to students “was unstinting,” said one of the organizers of a recent […]

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Reporting system to record abuse complaints against bishops begins

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service, or CBAR, the system became […]

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News Briefs: March 15, 2020

Priest offers suffering from brain tumor for victims of clergy sex abuse GREENCASTLE, Ind. (CNS) — Father John Hollowell cried as he sat in the confessional of St. Paul the […]

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Wide-ranging plans hope to limit spread of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In an effort to stem the pandemic of COVID-19, bishops’ conferences and dioceses around the world began suspending public Masses. The measures were designed to “flatten the […]