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News Briefs: August 9, 2020

Beatification of Father McGivney to take place Oct. 31 HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS) — Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be beatified during a special Mass […]

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March for Life officials mindful of health safeguards

By Kurt Jensen WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the midst of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the annual March for Life rally on the National Mall and march […]

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Neither a hurricane, nor a pandemic stopped this Texas confirmation

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As far as stories of endurance and faith go, it’s hard to top the dedication of a group of young Catholics from the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas. […]

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Washington Post settles lawsuit with student over viral video coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Washington Post reached a settlement July 24 with the family of Nicholas Sandmann, the Kentucky Catholic high school student who sued the newspaper last year for […]

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News Briefs: July 26, 2020

U.S. carries out first federal execution in nearly two decades TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CNS) — On the grounds of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods near Terre Haute, news […]

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Coakley: Loans keep ‘essential ministries’ going during national emergency

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said the federal emergency “bridge loans” that dioceses, parishes and other Catholic entities applied for provided a lifeline, […]

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U.S. bishops welcome court decision on Catholic schools

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two U.S. bishops said they welcomed the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling July 8 that said California Catholic schools could not be sued for job discrimination in firing […]

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Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS)  In a 7-2 decision July 8, the Supreme Court upheld regulations by the Trump administration giving employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their […]

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Gomez: Truth of saint’s ministry is his respect, loving care of Indigenous

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has asked Catholics of the archdiocese to invoke the intercession of St. Junipero Serra “for this nation that he helped […]

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100 years after canonization, Joan of Arc remains a symbol for many

By Clemence Cireau ORLEANS, France (CNS) — This year, the church celebrates the 100th anniversary of the canonization of St. Joan of Arc, a 15th-century peasant who is one of […]

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Court says tax credit program can’t exclude religious schools

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 5-4 ruling June 30, the Supreme Court said the exclusion of religious schools in Montana’s state scholarship aid program violated the federal Constitution. In the […]

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News Briefs: July 12, 2020

Cardinal Dolan: Broad criticism of NYPD unfairly tarnishes police officers NEW YORK (CNS) — Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan […]