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Father of Amazon founder gives gift of $12 million to Catholic school

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Miguel Bezos, the immigrant father of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has donated $12 million to a Catholic school in Delaware that housed and educated him when he […]

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News Briefs: June 27, 2021

Nuncio points to dialogue as a step toward unity after pandemic WASHINGTON (CNS) — The papal nuncio to the United States told the U.S. bishops that dialogue is a key […]

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Communion proposal highlights bishops’ meeting 

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Eucharist was a major focus of the U.S bishops’ June 16-18 virtual spring assembly. On June 17, they heard a full presentation on a proposal to […]

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For fathers, St. Joseph is strong model of humility, service, says priest

WASHINGTON (CNS) — St. Joseph is a strong role model for fathers because he was humble, he had an occupation and worked to provide for his family, and Jesus looked […]

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Meeting opens with debate over time allotted to discuss Communion proposal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The first day of the U.S. bishops’ June 16-18 spring assembly, held virtually because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, began with discussion of how to proceed with […]

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic agency in foster case

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a unanimous decision June 17, the Supreme Court said that a Catholic social service agency should not have been excluded from Philadelphia’s foster care program because […]

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Caritas tells G7 leaders debt relief is key to global COVID-19 recovery

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The world cannot recover from the health and economic crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle climate change without debt relief for the world’s poorest countries, […]

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News Briefs: June 13, 2021

Catholic leaders: Biden budget aims to help vulnerable but excludes unborn WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee called on Congress May 28 to preserve the […]

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‘Solidarity in Freedom’ is theme of USCCB Religious Freedom Week June 22-29

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invites Catholics “to pray, reflect and act to promote religious freedom” during Religious Freedom Week, which is set for June 22-29 […]

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Indy 500 Festival Princess stands out for her faith

With the Indy 500 in 2021’s rearview mirror, Brittany Alvarez, a third-year Driscoll Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, added her “up-to-the-bricks” experience of the race to the long […]

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USCCB president, committee chair decry anti-Semitic attacks in U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the prelate who chairs the USCCB’s Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious […]

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Virtual tours open doors of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s shrine to the world

EMMITSBURG, Md. (CNS) — They say when one door closes, another door opens. When the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg closed its historical buildings to public […]