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Robert Kennedy’s Catholicism was part of his life and politics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Recollections and tributes to Robert F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination have mainly highlighted his charisma and determined advocacy for social and racial justice. […]

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Papal diplomat says U.S.-North Korea summit brings hope for peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Talks between the leaders of the United States and North Korea are “truly historic” and bring hope for the start of a new era of peace, […]

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Bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children

Read Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades statement here. WASHINGTON (CNS) — From Denver to New York City, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals […]

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Bishops OK medical directives, abuse charter revisions at spring meeting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNS) — New medical directives governing health care partnerships and revisions to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People were approved during the U.S. […]

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News Briefs: June 10, 2018

Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand DUBLIN (CNS) — Voters in Ireland have opted to remove the right to life of the unborn from the country’s constitution, […]

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Vote on revised medical directives on tap at bishops’ spring assembly

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Revised guidelines governing Catholic and non-Catholic health care partnerships will be on the agenda of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ spring general assembly June 13-14 in […]

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Serving others in God’s love: Religious Freedom Week

Religious freedom remains one of America’s most precious possessions. And, as my brothers, the United States Bishops, have reminded us, all are called to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, […]

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News Briefs: May 27, 2018

All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at […]

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Cardinal says separating abortion from Title X funds ‘greatly needed’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman praised the Trump administration’s move to reinstate Reagan-era regulations banning any family planning clinic that receives Title X federal funds from making […]

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Texas archdiocese, bishops offer healing, support after shooting

HOUSTON (CNS) — In response to the May 18 school shooting at a Houston-area high school, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the archdiocesan community would “unite to support […]

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Was the Church right about contraception? A look at “Humanae Vitae” 50 years later

First in a series on the anniversary It is probably safe to say that most people today consider contraception to be an indispensable modern convenience, and have a hard time […]

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News Briefs: May 13, 2018

Filipinos mark 400th anniversary of arrival of Mary’s image MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Thousands of Filipino Catholics walked in the heat of the sun for about four hours to mark […]