Mark Pattison

Catholic News Service

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Mark Shields dies; political commentator wore Catholic faith on his sleeve

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Political commentator Mark Shields, who died June 18 at age 85, often wore his Catholic faith on his sleeve in his columns, commentary and talks around the […]

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Wahlberg says ‘Father Stu’ found him, not the opposite

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNS) – Mark Wahlberg, the Catholic star of the new movie “Father Stu,” has been hitting the interview trail to support the film. He’s got skin in the […]

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Wahlberg: Real-life Father Stu has him ‘continuing to carry on his message’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNS) – Catholic actor Mark Wahlberg, who plays the title role in the upcoming movie “Father Stu,” said the real-life Montana priest is “having me continuing to carry […]

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Teaching media literacy seen as positive, but schools slow to add it

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Media literacy has shown itself to have positive effects. But schools across the United States have been slow to add it to their curriculum. “How are we […]

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Effort needed to bridge racial divide in Church, society, says Black bishop

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The racial divide in American society and within the Catholic Church is one that needs to be bridged so that healing and progress can take place, said […]

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God-centered nature documentary meets crowdfunding goal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — It’s full steam ahead for “The Riot and the Dance,” a nature documentary series more God-centered than what host and executive producer Nathan “N.D.” Wilson calls the […]

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Media literacy helps ‘contain the fire hose’ of media bombardment

WASHINGTON (CNS) — How many hours are you interacting with media each day? It may be more than you think. It’s one thing to surf the internet. It’s another to […]

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After 11 months of ‘giving up,’ what is there left to give up this Lent?

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Since childhood, the typical U.S. Catholic’s response to Lent is giving up, as in “What are you giving up for Lent?” If you haven’t been keeping track, […]

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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 […]