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Carol Zimmermann

Catholic News Service

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Bishops’ actions at spring meeting called a ‘work in progress’

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The gathering of U.S. bishops June 11-13 in Baltimore was anything but business as usual. “The spring meetings are usually more pastoral, and the November meeting has […]

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Response to Church abuse crisis looms large at bishops’ spring meeting

BALTIMORE (CNS) — At the start of the June 11-13 spring assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, it was clear the bishops had a task at hand: to respond […]

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Supreme Court allows fetal burials, rejects abortion limits in Indiana

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two different aspects of Indiana abortion laws May 28. It upheld a state law — reversing an appeals court ruling […]

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US Church leaders in favor of new rules on sexual abuse reporting

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Church leaders welcomed the norms issued by Pope Francis May 9 giving clear direction to the global Catholic Church about reporting abuse and holding Church leaders […]

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Catholic officials pleased with new conscience protection rule

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The announcement of a new conscience protection rule May 2 protecting health care workers who object to abortion procedures on religious grounds was welcome news to U.S. […]

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It’s in the cards for woman religious who threw perfect pitch

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The perfect pitch Dominican Sister Mary Jo Sobieck threw prior to a Chicago White Sox game last summer not only went viral but is still out of […]

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With heavy hearts, U.S. bishops condemn mosque attacks

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholic bishops condemned the two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15 that left at least 50 people dead and 50 seriously injured, and they […]

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Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

WASHINGTON (CNS) — An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group on […]

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After initial outrage, claims of racism, clearer details emerge

WASHINGTON (CNS) — An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following day, but the […]

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U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

WASHINGTON (CNS) — 2018 will no doubt be remembered as a dark time for the U.S. Catholic Church. Catholics felt betrayed by Church leaders accused of sexual misconduct and cover-up […]

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Big decisions, bench changes for U.S. Supreme Court this year

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court’s past year will probably be remembered more for the shakeup at the bench than for specific rulings. In early July when President Donald Trump […]

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Prayer to St. Michael sees resurgence in response to abuse crisis

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In response to the Church abuse crisis, many parishes around the country have been bringing out the big guns in a spiritual sense — calling on St. […]