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CHA letter to Biden reveals extensive list of health care priorities

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Health Association issued an extensive list of priorities it would like President-elect Joe Biden’s administration to pursue. Those priorities include strengthening the Affordable Care Act, […]

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Working group formed to deal with conflicts between Biden policies, Church teaching

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit will head up a special working group of the U.S. bishops to address issues surrounding the election of a Catholic president […]

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Catholics lead Christians in number of racially diverse congregations

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholics lead all Christian faiths in the percentage of racially diverse congregations in their parishes, according to a new study published by Baylor University. “Catholic churches […]

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LGBT equality ruling’s full impact on Church ‘yet to be seen,’ some say

WASHINGTON (CNS) — With the 6-3 Supreme Court decision June 15 banning job discrimination against individuals in the workplace identifying as LGBTQ, the Catholic Church in the United States has […]

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Reaction positive to Supreme Court decision on bid to end DACA

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Reaction was largely laudatory to the Supreme Court’s June 18 rejection of a Trump administration bid to revoke Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era executive order […]

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Sainthood cause for Dorothy Day picking up steam in US

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The sainthood cause for Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, believes it could have all of the documentation prepared at some point next year to […]

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Cardinal: ‘Our faith needs to kick in’ amid pandemic crisis

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Appearing on the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said faith is key, even as people are in isolation from others as […]

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Bishops worldwide laud ‘Querida Amazonia’ exhortation

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Bishops from throughout the world gave high marks to Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation “Querida Amazonia,” taking note of the care with which it was crafted to […]

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Residents fear what may come next after quakes, archbishop says

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Hurricane Maria was a body blow to Puerto Rico in 2017, one from which it has yet to fully recover. Then came the series of 5-magnitude-and-higher earthquakes […]

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March for Life theme borrows page from suffragist centennial

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The March for Life, the annual march in Washington to protest legalized abortion in the United States, is tying itself in 2020 to the women’s suffrage movement […]

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Want to add to hope, joy, reflection, healing? Do Advent

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Compared to Christmas, Easter and Lent, Advent is the Maytag repairman of liturgical seasons. Hardly anybody calls on it. To many, Advent may seem like four weeks […]

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Bishops agree with call to have St. Irenaeus declared doctor of the Church

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops added their assent to a call to have St. Irenaeus declared a doctor of the Church. The action came Nov. 12, the second day […]