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Black Catholics express joy at elevation of first African American cardinal

By Mark Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — To Father Robert Boxie III, the Catholic chaplain at Howard University in Washington, the naming of Washington’s archbishop “as a cardinal is huge, it’s […]

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Use of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines is morally acceptable, say bishops

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While confusion has arisen in recent days in the media over “the moral permissibility” of using the COVID-19 vaccines just announced by Pfizer Inc. and Moderna, it […]

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News Briefs: November 29, 2020

Bishops reauthorize anti-racism ad hoc committee for three more years WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops renewed the mandate of their Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism for a second three-year […]

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Working group formed to deal with conflicts between Biden policies, Church teaching

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit will head up a special working group of the U.S. bishops to address issues surrounding the election of a Catholic president […]

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McGivney family, others ‘thrilled’ Knights founder is beatified

HARTFORD, Conn. (CNS) — John Walshe of Bridgeport, Connecticut, remembers the unveiling of the Father Michael J. McGivney statue in downtown Waterbury, Connecticut, when he was in eighth grade. Dozens […]

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Appeal assists elderly sisters, brothers, priests in religious orders

WASHINGTON — The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will conduct the Retirement Fund for Religious collection Dec. 12-13. The National Religious Retirement Office coordinates this annual appeal and distributes the […]

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Alex Trebek dies at 80; ‘Jeopardy!’ host educated in Catholic schools

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the death of Alex Trebek — beloved longtime host of “Jeopardy!” — was announced, celebrities and fans around the country took to social media to express […]

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Catholics lead Christians in number of racially diverse congregations

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholics lead all Christian faiths in the percentage of racially diverse congregations in their parishes, according to a new study published by Baylor University. “Catholic churches […]

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At Jesuit agency event, Biden announces he will dramatically raise refugee cap

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Weeks after the administration of President Donald Trump announced it was dropping to a historic low the cap on the maximum number of displaced people the U.S. […]

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News Briefs: November 22, 2020

Vatican official marks anniversary of ‘martyred’ Jesuits VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The recent conviction of a former Salvadoran colonel for the murder of five Spanish Jesuit priests during the civil […]

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Bishops, in virtual meeting, focus on McCarrick report, pandemic, racism

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The first day of the virtual fall assembly of the U.S. Catholic bishops, Nov. 16, included discussion about the Vatican report on Theodore McCarrick, the ongoing pandemic […]

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WYD cross to be given to Portuguese young people at pope’s Mass Nov. 22

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young people representing their peers in Panama will hand the World Youth Day cross to young people from Portugal at the end of Pope Francis’ Mass […]