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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 […]

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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 […]