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Catholics urged to remember priests as ‘spiritual fathers’ on Father’s Day

OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) — Stories of Catholic priests’ “creativity, sacrifice and compassionate service” during this time of the coronavirus pandemic have inspired an effort led by the Institute for Priestly […]

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First chance to receive Eucharist at Mass in months leaves some in tears

PORTLAND, Maine (CNS) — A parish priest in Bangor, Maine, said he saw many Massgoers “in tears” as they took holy Communion for the first time in close to three […]

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News Briefs: June 14, 2020

African American Catholic leaders urge justice, action to address racism WASHINGTON (CNS) — Justice is what George Floyd and his family and friends deserve, and justice “through equal and fair […]

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Churches try to balance religious freedom, protecting health

By Bronwen Dachs From Zimbabwe, where churches are closed and data costs make attending Mass online prohibitively expensive for most Catholics, to Australia, where churchgoers successfully petitioned authorities to allow […]

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Religious Freedom Week: Pray and act

WASHINGTON — Religious Freedom Week, “For the Good of All,” takes place from June 22, the Memorial of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, through June 29, the Solemnity of […]

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Prelates condemn Floyd murder, ‘evil’ of racism, call for action

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, condemned the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and warned the country must “leave behind the purveyors […]

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Indiana town’s Geode Grotto offers visitors beauty, peace, place to pray

By Katie Rutter JASPER, Ind. (CNS) — Even as sanctuaries across the country closed their doors to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a sacred space in Jasper remained accessible. […]

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Detroit archdiocese to shift to ‘family of parishes’ over next two years

By Michael Stechschulte DETROIT (CNS) — Over the next two years, the Archdiocese of Detroit will transition to a new pastoral and governance model for its 218 parishes called “families […]

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Catholic leaders in COVID crisis encouraged by faith, example

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a May 28 Facebook Live discussion, two Catholic leaders stressed how the current pandemic is far from over and how in the midst of so much […]

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‘Doctor, Doctor’ Catholic radio show wins Gabriel Award

PHILADELPHIA — The Catholic Medical Association recently announced that “Doctor, Doctor” is a first-place recipient of a 2020 Gabriel Award, an annual Catholic Press Association contest recognizing and honoring the […]

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Racism ‘at heart’ of man’s death at hands of police, says Pax Christi USA

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The racism “at the heart” of the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis “penetrates every aspect of life in the United States” and […]

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CRS to ‘Lead the Way on Hunger’ amid global pandemic

Hunger is something Americans often take for granted, tossing around phrases such as “I’m starving” in between meals. In places such as Sierra Leone and Madagascar, the words are more […]