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New Orleans archdiocese assesses damage from Hurricane Ida

By Peter Finney Jr. NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — With most of South Louisiana cut off from electrical power due to the 150-mph winds of Hurricane Ida, the Archdiocese of New […]

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Before medals, ‘glorifying Christ comes first,’ says Illinois Paralympian

By Tom Dermody CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (CNS) — When Jenna Fesemyer races at the Tokyo Summer Paralympic Games, the students and staff of St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University […]

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News Briefs: August 22, 2021

Cardinal holds officers, their families ‘in prayer,’ decries gun violence CHICAGO (CNS) — Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago offered prayers for slain police officer Ella French and her family […]

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U.S. parishes, faith-based groups urge help for Haiti

(CNS) — Even before news of a devastating Aug. 14 earthquake in Haiti arrived, U.S. churches such as the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Diocese […]

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Bishops say U.S. government must urgently act to relocate fleeing Afghans

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying that a humanitarian crisis is developing in Afghanistan, the chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees called on the U.S. government to “act with utmost urgency” to […]

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Vaccination is an act of love, pope says in ad campaign

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When each individual makes a small act of charity, like getting the COVID-19 vaccine, every gesture added together can transform the world, Pope Francis said in […]

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Federal judge sides with Catholic school over guidance counselor’s firing

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A federal judge sided with an Indianapolis archdiocesan high school and the Indianapolis archdiocese in a lawsuit filed against them by a former guidance counselor whose contract […]

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Haiti earthquake relief work complicated by economy, gangs, weather

(CNS) — Relief workers in Haiti said the Aug. 14 earthquake might not be as catastrophic as the 2010 quake that was closer to the capital, but recovery will be […]

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Coakley: Senate bill covers many needs, but must not allow abortion funding

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate makes “historic investments” in transportation, climate change mitigation, job creation, expanded internet access and other areas, but several […]

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Follow me: New media entertainment sets the stage for new evangelization

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — It was quite fitting for a Catholic actor and a Christian director of a new streaming series on the life of Jesus to meet Pope Francis […]

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‘Today is a day of strength’: Mass commemorates Beirut blast victims

By Doreen Abi Raad BEIRUT (CNS) — A year after the catastrophic Beirut port blast, the wounds of the people in Lebanon are scarred by the memory of the tragedy, […]

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News Briefs: August 8, 2021

Notre Dame alum is first American to win individual gold in foil fencing TOKYO (CNS) — “Golden is thy fame, indeed,” the University of Notre Dame in Indiana tweeted July […]