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French forum looks at religious liberty against backdrop of history

SAINT-OMER, France (CNS) — In the 1500s, anti-Catholicism became popular in England with the Act of Supremacy in 1535, which declared that the crown of England was the only earthly […]

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Peace, dialogue held hostage by nuclear weapons threat, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The existence of nuclear weapons creates a false sense of security that holds international relations hostage […]

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Nation’s leaders urged to ‘engage in real debate’ on curbing gun violence

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The nation’s leaders “must engage in a real debate about needed measures to save lives and make our communities safer,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ […]

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Detroit Catholics at ‘fever pitch’ over beatification of Father Casey

DETROIT (CNS) — For decades during the Great Depression and afterward, Capuchin Franciscan Father Solanus Casey was the “go-to” guy for those who were sick, poor, afflicted or discouraged in […]

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Cardinal praises USCCB for century of working for ‘a more just society’

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The mission of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is as timely now as 100 years ago when the conference was founded as a “wise and Spirit-filled […]

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Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope WASHINGTON (CNS) — After publication of his letter to Pope Francis questioning the pontiff’s teachings, Father Thomas Weinandy has resigned […]

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After Harvey, faith fuels Houston fans; team wins World Series

By James Ramos HOUSTON (CNS) — Baseball bats and rosary beads were the only thing on Tonya Killian’s mind as she walked toward Minute Maid Park for Game 3 of […]

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USCCB president decries massive shooting at Texas Baptist church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic Church stands “in unity” with the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and the larger community after a shooting during Sunday services took the lives of […]

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‘Horrendous attack weighs on all our hearts,’ says cardinal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The “horrendous act” by a driver in a pickup truck who mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists in New York late in the afternoon Oct. 31 “weighs on […]

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War brings only death, cruelty, pope says at U.S. military cemetery

NETTUNO, Italy (CNS) — “No more, Lord, no more (war)” that shatters dreams and destroys lives, bringing a cold, cruel winter instead of some sought-after spring, Pope Francis said, looking […]

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U.S. bishops’ conference arose out of a national crisis a century ago

By Russell Shaw WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops arose out of a national crisis a century ago, when the U.S. entered World War I. In responding […]

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Pope asks U.S. to welcome migrants, urges them to respect laws

ROME (CNS) — Pope Francis called on the people of the United States to welcome migrants and urged those who are welcomed to respect the laws of the country. “To […]