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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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Pope to remain in hospital ‘a few more days,’ Vatican says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite initial estimates of requiring a week of inpatient care, Pope Francis will continue his recovery as a patient at Rome’s Gemelli hospital after undergoing colon […]

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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 […]

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President’s daughter sees connections to Mother Seton in her life’s journey

By Kevin Shinkle Luci Baines Johnson gets asked sometimes why she identifies so much with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, but, she said, that’s the wrong question. “The question for me […]

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Environmental situation is a call to act ‘with urgency,’ pope says 

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A failure to act in protecting creation now will have dire consequences for the planet and for future generations, Pope Francis said. In a message sent […]

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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 […]