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Religious freedom supporters applaud decision siding with Lutheran school

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Religious liberty won June 26 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states cannot discriminate against religious institutions in the distribution of state funds for nonreligious activities. […]

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Not just another ‘trade meeting,’ convocation seeks to unify U.S. church

WASHINGTON (CNS) — This summer’s Convocation of Catholic Leaders comes at a time when the U.S. Catholic Church is seeking how best to respond to a changing social landscape while […]

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Bishops urge renewed dedication to efforts to protect religious liberty

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In launching this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for renewed dedication to protecting religious freedom. “Freedom for Mission” is the theme […]

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New priests, many paths to answering call to serve God’s people

WASHINGTON (CNS) — After almost 12 years as an Episcopal priest, Deacon Jonathan Erdman entered into full communion with the Catholic Church, along with his family, in 2016. A year […]

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School Sisters of St. Francis celebrate jubilees

MILWAUKEE — On June 17, more than 50 U.S. School Sisters of St. Francis will celebrate milestone anniversaries of service as women religious. In addition, two lay women in associate […]

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Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration celebrate jubilees

MISHAWAKA — The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka honor six of their sisters who are celebrating jubilees of 60, 50 40 and 25 years of religious […]

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USCCB: Briefts from the spring meeting in Indianapolis

Dewane: Church ‘committed to ensuring fundamental right’ to health care INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — As the country awaits the U.S. Senate’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in […]

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Bishops approve revisions to guidelines on sacraments for the disabled

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops overwhelmingly approved revisions to the guidelines governing the celebration of sacraments for people with disabilities that take into account medical and […]

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Bishops’ voices called ‘vital’ to fight challenges to religious liberty

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — The U.S. bishops voted June 15 to make the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty a permanent standing committee. The 132-53 vote came on the second day […]

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Father Thadeus Balinda to observe silver jubilee in Uganda

Father Thadeus (“Tad”) Balinda will observe his 25-year anniversary of priesthood on June 27 in Uganda, where he was ordained. His local parish, St. Patrick, Arcola, where he has served […]

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London victim committed to justice

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — The Spanish government paid tribute to a Catholic man stabbed to death as he used his skateboard to try to defend a woman from a knife-wielding […]

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Hundreds mourn man killed during heroic act to protect fellow passengers

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — The morning after police in Portland arrested 14 demonstrators at dueling political protests, about 800 worshippers turned out in a unified show of support for a […]