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News Briefs: September 20, 2020

Spanish court convicts ex-Salvadoran colonel of 1989 murders of five Jesuits MADRID (CNS) — A Spanish court has convicted a former Salvadoran colonel for the murders of five Jesuit priests […]

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Brooklyn bishop reflects on ‘attack that shook foundations of our society’

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — The nation “can never forget” the 9/11 tragedy “that shook the foundations of our society and our trust in our government to protect us,” Brooklyn Bishop […]

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News Briefs: September 13, 2020

USCCB president urges special collection to aid disaster-stricken dioceses WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has asked his […]

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Visiting Lebanon, Cardinal Parolin emphasizes ‘you are not alone’

BEIRUT (CNS) — Bringing a message of hope to Lebanon, a month after a double blast struck Beirut, Pope Francis’ closest collaborator assured the Lebanese: “You are not alone. The […]

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Young people have lessons to teach the Church, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young Catholics are giving the Church a valuable lesson in the real meaning of “synodality,” Pope Francis wrote. “They have asked us in a thousand ways […]

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USCCB urges Congress, White House to reach COVID-19 relief deal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A leader with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged Congress and the White House Sept. 8 to reach a deal on the next COVID-19 relief […]

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Evidence-based guidelines to celebrate Mass safely are working

BY DR. THOMAS W. MCGOVERN, DEACON DR. TIMOTHY FLANIGAN AND DR. PAUL CIESLAK Catholic churches across the country have been open for up to four months since shelter-in-place orders were […]

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Catholic Communication Campaign collection set for Sept. 13

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The annual collection for the U.S. bishops’ Catholic Communication Campaign is scheduled to take place in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend the weekend of Sept. 13. […]

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New Briefs: September 6, 2020

Flying into a quarantine: U.S. seminarians create a ‘bubble’ in Rome ROME (CNS) — Close to 30 masked men got off a bus at the Pontifical North American College Aug. […]

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Hurricane destroys Louisiana churches, closes schools, displaces priests

LAKE CHARLES, La. (CNS) — Hurricane Laura destroyed six churches in the Diocese of Lake Charles, left a dozen others “highly compromised” and did heavy damage to chancery offices. The […]

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News Briefs: August 23, 2020

Pope extends Loreto jubilee to 2021 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Since many of the celebrations of the Our Lady of Loreto jubilee year were grounded because of the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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Cathedral becoming minor basilica ‘great blessing’

CINCINNATI (CNS) — Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati called it “a great blessing and honor” for all living and worshipping in the archdiocese to have Pope Francis elevate the […]