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Irma weakens as it heads north, but leaves path of destruction

MIAMI (CNS) — A weakened Hurricane Irma churned in Florida after ripping through southern portions of the state and the Caribbean islands, flooding cities, knocking out power to millions, destroying […]

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New Florida bishop ‘exemplifies’ heart of the Holy Cross order

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — As the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee’s sixth bishop lay prostrate on the floor of the Pensacola Bay Center, one thing in particular distinguished the episcopal candidate. His […]

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Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

EMERGENCY COLLECTION A special collection will be taken up in all parishes of the diocese on the weekend of Sept. 16-17 for the victims of the devastating hurricane and floods […]

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USCCB denounces decision to end DACA, strongly urges Congress to find legislative solution

Statement of Bishop Rhoades concerning Administration’s Decision to End DACA: “A few weeks ago, I wrote a column expressing the Church’s strong support for the Dream Act of 2017.  The […]

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Minnesota Vikings coach brings faith to the field

By Matthew Davis MANKATO, Minn. (CNS) — Each morning, Pat Shurmur pulls out a laminated card with his priorities for the day. “We as coaches laminate everything. You never know […]

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Oklahoma set for beatification of ‘ordinary’ native son

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics in Oklahoma have been preparing for a long time for this moment. Many, like Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, had faith it would come, […]

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Peace and the just use of force

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In light of the escalation of tensions between the United States and North Korea, Stephen M. Colecchi, director of the U.S. bishops’ Office of International Justice and […]

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Catholic groups are mobilizing to help

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall with heavy rains and winds of 130 […]

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Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly

Read Bishop Rhoades’ statement here. WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after […]

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Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats by North Korea

By Tony C. Diaz HAGATNA, Guam (CNS) — The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in […]

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Catholic groups ask Congress to reject ‘discriminatory’ RAISE Act

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Calling a proposed piece of legislation “discriminatory,” the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration called on the president and Congress to reject […]

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USCCB president urges Trump to quickly act to ease contraceptive mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called on President Donald Trump to ease the “onerous” contraceptive mandate of the Department of Health and […]