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News Briefs: September 13, 2020

USCCB president urges special collection to aid disaster-stricken dioceses WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has asked his […]

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USCCB urges Congress, White House to reach COVID-19 relief deal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A leader with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged Congress and the White House Sept. 8 to reach a deal on the next COVID-19 relief […]

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Evidence-based guidelines to celebrate Mass safely are working

BY DR. THOMAS W. MCGOVERN, DEACON DR. TIMOTHY FLANIGAN AND DR. PAUL CIESLAK Catholic churches across the country have been open for up to four months since shelter-in-place orders were […]

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Catholic Communication Campaign collection set for Sept. 13

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The annual collection for the U.S. bishops’ Catholic Communication Campaign is scheduled to take place in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend the weekend of Sept. 13. […]

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New Briefs: September 6, 2020

Flying into a quarantine: U.S. seminarians create a ‘bubble’ in Rome ROME (CNS) — Close to 30 masked men got off a bus at the Pontifical North American College Aug. […]

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Hurricane destroys Louisiana churches, closes schools, displaces priests

LAKE CHARLES, La. (CNS) — Hurricane Laura destroyed six churches in the Diocese of Lake Charles, left a dozen others “highly compromised” and did heavy damage to chancery offices. The […]

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News Briefs: August 23, 2020

Pope extends Loreto jubilee to 2021 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Since many of the celebrations of the Our Lady of Loreto jubilee year were grounded because of the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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Cathedral becoming minor basilica ‘great blessing’

CINCINNATI (CNS) — Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati called it “a great blessing and honor” for all living and worshipping in the archdiocese to have Pope Francis elevate the […]

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SIGNIS: Catholic media vital for accurate news, stories of faith, hope

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of SIGNIS urged the world’s bishops as the “chief storyteller” in their diocese to use all media at their disposal to “make known” stories “of […]

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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 […]