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Gobsmacked: Rome steps in, reform votes delayed

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s an election result. Sometimes it […]

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Mass, ceremony mark 100th anniversary of World War I’s end

By Richard Szczepanowski WASHINGTON (CNS) — With a solemn Mass, the mournful toll of bells, and patriotic songs and poems, more than 300 gathered at the St. John Paul II National […]

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Authors offer faith-filled ways to deal with process of grieving

By Daniel Mulhall “Winter of the Heart: Finding Your Way Through the Mystery of Grief” by Paula D’Arcy. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2018). 50 pp., $6.95. “Bruised and Wounded: […]

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Maryland pilgrims walk 50 miles ‘in penance and prayer’ for priesthood

By Paul McMullen EMMITSBURG, Md. (CNS) -— Stephanie Rubeling’s support of the priesthood goes beyond thoughts and prayers. The 54-year-old parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle in Libertytown was among […]

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Vote on proposed abuse protocols put on hold as bishops begin meeting

BALTIMORE (CNS) — What is not going to be voted on by the U.S. bishops at their fall general meeting in Baltimore was poised to overshadow what was being discussed […]

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Catholic aid agency looks back on 75 years of service

Born 75 years ago as a result of the refugee crisis that unfolded during World War II, Catholic Relief Services, the international relief and development agency of the United States […]

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Landscape changed since bishops’ statement for those with disabilities

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the 40 years since the U.S. bishops approved their “Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons With Disabilities” in 1978, the landscape for persons with […]

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Diocese maintains compliance with charter

FORT WAYNE — The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has been found compliant with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, according […]

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Young people encouraged to encounter Christ’s call

WASHINGTON — The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week Nov. 4-10. This annual event is a special time for parishes to foster a culture […]

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USCCB president condemns shooting at synagogue, all ‘acts of hate’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic bishops stand with “our brothers and sisters of the Jewish community,” the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Oct. 27 after […]

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Patients, families urged to learn more about palliative, hospice care

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — Palliative and hospice care “address the needs of the whole person, which is the foundation of Catholic health care,” said Sister Carol Keehan, a Daughter of […]

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Report: Immigrant aid agencies urge end to family separation policies

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A report from two leading faith-based agencies serving immigrants entering the United States from Mexico and Central America called on the federal government to end a policy […]