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Cardinal says deacons’ life of action, charity, service models Jesus’ life

By Christine Bordelon NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — While the ministry of the deacon has changed in the Catholic Church’s history, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, said deacons […]

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Deacons’ ministry of presence will be in forefront at upcoming congress

By Peter Finney NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — The 18,000 deacons in the United States exercise a ministry of presence, bringing the healing and hope-filled message of Jesus Christ to people […]

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Indiana abortion doctors accused of violating sexual abuse reporting law

Sue Swayze Liebel began the press conference on June 20 with sobering words. “I’m sorry that I have to be here today to deliver this news,” said the vice president […]

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Bishops sought to share journey with migrants, not join political fray

MCALLEN, Texas (CNS) — The journey for many of the new migrants entering the U.S. near the border town of McAllen involves a mix of hardship and blessings. Having made […]

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Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump announced July 9 that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic […]

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News Briefs: July 8, 2018

Republicans help bring down their party’s ‘compromise’ immigration bill WASHINGTON (CNS) — Republicans failed June 27 to advance a bill on immigration before Congress takes a summer break, unable to […]

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‘No more excuses’ for Congress’ failure to fix immigration system

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles called on Congress to “fix our broken immigration system” in his homily during the archdiocese’s annual “Mass in Recognition […]

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Court upholds travel ban, says directive within president’s scope

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 5-4 decision June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people entering the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, saying the […]

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Life in Central America so bad that migrants willing to risk trek to U.S.

GUADALUPE, Mexico (CNS) — Honduran migrant Selvin Meza Garcia did not want to work as a “tax collector.” Gangs in the Central American country collect “war taxes” — a euphemism […]

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Court says requirements on pregnancy centers violate free speech

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 June 26 that a California law that placed requirements on crisis pregnancy centers that oppose abortion violated the First Amendment. In its […]

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News Briefs: June 24, 2018

U.S. officials return stolen Columbus letter to Vatican Library VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the help of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a 15th-century copy of a letter Christopher […]

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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. […]