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Earthquake felt in North Carolina brings reading during Sunday Mass to life

By Patricia L. Guilfoyle CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) — Scripture really came alive Aug. 9 for Catholics in Charlotte. A 5.1-magnitude earthquake originating near Sparta was felt in Charlotte a little […]

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Catholic Charities pandemic assistance totals nearly $400 million

CLEVELAND (CNS) — Scott Milliken has seen a lot of people come through the doors at the Father English Center’s food pantry during his years as CEO of Catholic Charities […]

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Catholic prayer, meditation app Hallow sees huge increase in popularity

By Ian Alvano WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the developers of the Catholic meditation app Hallow launched it in 2018, they hoped to attract young Catholics, but what is now the […]

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News Briefs: August 9, 2020

Beatification of Father McGivney to take place Oct. 31 HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS) — Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be beatified during a special Mass […]

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March for Life officials mindful of health safeguards

By Kurt Jensen WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the midst of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the annual March for Life rally on the National Mall and march […]

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Neither a hurricane, nor a pandemic stopped this Texas confirmation

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As far as stories of endurance and faith go, it’s hard to top the dedication of a group of young Catholics from the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas. […]

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Washington Post settles lawsuit with student over viral video coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Washington Post reached a settlement July 24 with the family of Nicholas Sandmann, the Kentucky Catholic high school student who sued the newspaper last year for […]

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News Briefs: July 26, 2020

U.S. carries out first federal execution in nearly two decades TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CNS) — On the grounds of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods near Terre Haute, news […]

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Coakley: Loans keep ‘essential ministries’ going during national emergency

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said the federal emergency “bridge loans” that dioceses, parishes and other Catholic entities applied for provided a lifeline, […]

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U.S. bishops welcome court decision on Catholic schools

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two U.S. bishops said they welcomed the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling July 8 that said California Catholic schools could not be sued for job discrimination in firing […]

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Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS)  In a 7-2 decision July 8, the Supreme Court upheld regulations by the Trump administration giving employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their […]

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Gomez: Truth of saint’s ministry is his respect, loving care of Indigenous

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has asked Catholics of the archdiocese to invoke the intercession of St. Junipero Serra “for this nation that he helped […]