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100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

By Robert Duncan MOSCOW (CNS) — A few blocks from Moscow’s Lubyanka Building, which for decades served as the headquarters of the Soviet Union’s KGB security agency, the Russian Orthodox […]

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Church-based charities provide earthquake relief in Mexico

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the aftermath of two earthquakes in the span of two weeks in Mexico, church-based relief agencies have been on the ground providing food, shelter and repairs. […]

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Blessed Rother ‘an authentic light’ for church and world, says cardinal

OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS) — If the martyrdom of Blessed Stanley Francis Rother “fills us with sadness,” it also “gives us the joy of admiring the kindness, generosity and courage of […]

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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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Judicial group launches digital ads opposing ‘religious litmus test’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Washington-based Judicial Crisis Network Sept. 15 launched a 10-day digital ad campaign objecting to a U.S. Democratic senator grilling a Catholic judicial nominee Sept. 6 about […]

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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 […]