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Pope Names Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Siegel as New Bishop of Evansville

WASHINGTON (USCCB)—Pope Francis has named Bishop Joseph M. Siegel, up until now Auxiliary Bishop of Joliet, as the new bishop of Evansville, Indiana. The announcement was publicized in Washington on […]

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Catholic cemeteries bury the poor and forgotten

WASHINGTON (CNS) — It is not as if anyone has organized a parade or a public relations campaign to say so, but Catholic cemeteries around the country have, do and […]

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Long-term recovery ahead for California communities hit hard by wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (CNS) — The Diocese of Santa Rosa “has been hit hard” and “is in an ongoing state of uncertainty” because of Northern California wildfires that began the […]

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Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond with prayers

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Students at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas began school Oct. 2 — hours after the mass shooting in that city — by praying the rosary […]

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Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Trump administration Oct. 6 issued interim rules expanding the exemption to the contraceptive mandate for religious employers, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, who […]

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Cardinal urges passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying he was speaking “on behalf of our country and the children whose lives are at stake,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York Sept. 29 urged […]

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USCCB president, pope call for prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The nation has experienced yet another night filled with unspeakable terror,” and “we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering,” said the […]

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With prayer, Catholics in Puerto Rico deal with Hurricane Maria’s wrath

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Authorities say it may take months for electricity to fully return to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island and its infrastructure as it made landfall […]

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Blessed Rother ‘an authentic light’ for church and world, says cardinal

OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS) — If the martyrdom of Blessed Stanley Francis Rother “fills us with sadness,” it also “gives us the joy of admiring the kindness, generosity and courage of […]

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Bannon remarks revive anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant views

By Robert Lockwood FORT WAYNE (CNS) — When former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and the U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, he resurrected widespread […]

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Judicial group launches digital ads opposing ‘religious litmus test’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Washington-based Judicial Crisis Network Sept. 15 launched a 10-day digital ad campaign objecting to a U.S. Democratic senator grilling a Catholic judicial nominee Sept. 6 about […]

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Catholic judicial nominee grilled by senators on her religious views

By Kurt Jensen WASHINGTON (CNS) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, spurred outrage about possible religious tests for judicial appointees when she questioned a Catholic judicial nominee Sept. 6 about what […]