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News Briefs: July 11, 2021

Bishops support investigation of former U.S. residential schools WASHINGTON (CNS) — In response to a late June announcement, the United States will be conducting an investigation of former federally funded […]

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Pope asks all Catholics to step up commitment to saving creation

VATICAN CITY (CNS)  — To help lead the world’s Catholics along a journey of intensified action in caring for creation, Pope Francis asked everyone to join a new global grassroots […]

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Miami archbishop, Boston cardinal, pastor offer prayers, comfort at site

SURFSIDE, Fla. (CNS) — After spending time at Surfside’s informal Wall of Remembrance memorial for the victims of the Champlain Towers South collapse, Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski told CBS4 […]

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Shrine welcomes items that belonged to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

By Mary Tilghman EMMITSBURG, Md. (CNS) — The faded black bonnet with its gently ruffled frill once framed the face of the nation’s first American-born saint. The black cap, a […]

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Pope out of bed, walking after surgery at Rome hospital

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The second morning after undergoing colon surgery, Pope Francis was continuing to recover well and, after a restful night, he had breakfast, read the newspapers and […]

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Dolan: Religious freedom is a human right and ‘essential’ to human dignity

SOUTH BEND (CNS) — The University of Notre Dame observed the conclusion of Religious Freedom Week in the U.S. with a Religious Liberty Summit June 28-29 that invited ecumenical leaders […]

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Though short-lived, saint’s marriage offers couples lessons in love, trust

By Rob Judge EMMITSBURG, Md. (CNS) — Elizabeth Ann Seton is a saint we can all relate to. She experienced joy and suffering. She had hopes and dreams. She dealt […]

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Youth at Florida Catholic parish help lead prayers, vigil following tragedy

SURFSIDE, Fla. (CNS) — After girding themselves with eucharistic adoration, rosary, songs and reflections, the teens, young adults and parish community of St. Joseph stepped out into the night air […]

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Father of Amazon founder gives gift of $12 million to Catholic school

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Miguel Bezos, the immigrant father of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has donated $12 million to a Catholic school in Delaware that housed and educated him when he […]

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News Briefs: June 27, 2021

Nuncio points to dialogue as a step toward unity after pandemic WASHINGTON (CNS) — The papal nuncio to the United States told the U.S. bishops that dialogue is a key […]

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Communion proposal highlights bishops’ meeting 

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Eucharist was a major focus of the U.S bishops’ June 16-18 virtual spring assembly. On June 17, they heard a full presentation on a proposal to […]

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For fathers, St. Joseph is strong model of humility, service, says priest

WASHINGTON (CNS) — St. Joseph is a strong role model for fathers because he was humble, he had an occupation and worked to provide for his family, and Jesus looked […]