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Illinois Catholic starts ‘52 Masses’ tour of 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico

By Dave Hrbacek ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (CNS) — It’s doubtful anyone matched Daniel Markham’s driving distance for the 6 p.m. Sunday Mass June 13 at St. Michael in St. Michael. […]

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Vatican publishes schedule for papal trip to Hungary, Slovakia

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ September trip to Hungary and Slovakia features a jam-packed schedule that shows he has no intention of slowing down despite his recent recovery from […]

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House’s refusal to include Hyde in spending bills is called an ‘injustice’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The refusal by the U.S. House to include the Hyde Amendment and other pro-life riders in appropriations bills before lawmakers passed the measures is an “injustice” that […]

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Eucharist document should unite, not divide, the Church, panelists advise

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in the middle of drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist, received words of advice from a panel convened July 28 to discuss the […]

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To Church’s dismay, Veracruz state approves bill decriminalizing abortion

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Lawmakers in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz approved a bill decriminalizing abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It was the second such decriminalization […]

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To feed the world, start with family farms, pope says

ROME (CNS) — Restarting local economies with a focus on providing adequate food for all the world’s people means governments must involve and listen to small farmers and farming families, […]

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Report that led to priest’s resignation prompts journalism ethics questions

By Tom Tracy (CNS) — High-tech data collection and cellphone tracking services allegedly used in a report by The Pillar that triggered the resignation of a high-ranking U.S. Catholic official […]

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News Briefs: July 21, 2021

CRS gradually restores services in Haiti amid series of crises CLEVELAND (CNS) — A series of debilitating crises in recent weeks — from a surge in COVID-19 cases to the […]

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Pope expresses closeness with Cuban people as unrest continues

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Cuba a week after protests erupted on the island nation. In his first public appearance after his […]

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Haitian Catholics in Miami react to assassination of president

By Tom Tracy NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (CNS) — An apparent sense of quiet and shock in Haiti following the assassination of that country’s embattled president July 7 was mirrored in […]

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Experts fear Cuba is preparing a harsh response to recent protests

By Tom Tracy (CNS) — U.S. theologians and human rights experts on Cuba worried that any repeat of the widespread protests in Cuba on July 11 may be met with […]

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Virtual tours open doors of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s shrine to the world

EMMITSBURG, Md. (CNS) — They say when one door closes, another door opens. When the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg closed its historical buildings to public […]