Mark Pattison

Catholic News Service

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Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral letter against racism

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a pastoral letter against racism Nov. 14 during their fall general meeting at Baltimore. The document, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring […]

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Knights take stand against lawmakers’ judicial litmus test

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, calling the organization “an American Catholic cultural icon,” said senators have no business questioning a federal judicial nominee’s membership […]

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Landscape changed since bishops’ statement for those with disabilities

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the 40 years since the U.S. bishops approved their “Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons With Disabilities” in 1978, the landscape for persons with […]

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Catholic coach’s story of loss and redemption told in new book

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Longtime baseball writer and broadcaster Tim Kurkjian has called it “the greatest baseball story ever told.” And one of its central characters is a Catholic who never […]

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What’s the buzz? A live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ on Easter

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Television viewers on Easter weekend will be pulled from the Old Testament on Holy Saturday to the New Testament on Easter. ABC is showing the Cecil B. […]

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‘Paul’ film producer: ‘Real important to tell the story of God’s mercy’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Every story has a message within. So does every movie — and every biblically based movie as well. With the new movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” Eric […]

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Imagining a world with papal wish of nonviolence as a style of politics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Pope Francis said, in the title of his 2017 World Day of Peace message, that he wanted to see nonviolence as “a style of politics for […]

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Laity taking their rightful place in pro-life work, ministry

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Building a culture of life is not solely the work of bishops and ordained clergy. Laypeople take the lead in diocesan and parish settings, and in independent […]

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DREAMers: Countdown to crisis —

Trinity student studies, works to create her preferred future WASHINGTON (CNS) — Daniela doesn’t remember much about coming to the United States from her native El Salvador with her parents […]

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Trump signs new executive order on refugees, excludes Iraq from ban

This article is a compilation of two articles written by Pattison and published by CNS on March 6. WASHINGTON (CNS) — Within hours of President Donald Trump’s new executive order […]

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‘We will be protected by God,’ Trump declares in inaugural address

By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald J. Trump told the nation in his inaugural address that it need not fear in the days ahead. “There should not be […]

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Trump executive order reinstates ‘Mexico City Policy’ on abortion

By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order Jan. 23 reinstating the “Mexico City Policy,” which bans all foreign nongovernmental organizations receiving U.S. funds […]