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USCCB president, pope call for prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The nation has experienced yet another night filled with unspeakable terror,” and “we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering,” said the […]

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‘Share the journey,’ embrace migrants, refugees, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christ calls believers to welcome migrants and refugees “with arms wide open, ready to give a sincere, affectionate, enveloping embrace,” Pope Francis said, launching the “Share […]

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Global Migration Campaign launched

A prayer for migrants and refugees On Sept. 27, Pope Francis launched a global campaign to support migrants and refugees around the world. In collaboration with the campaign and the […]

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With prayer, Catholics in Puerto Rico deal with Hurricane Maria’s wrath

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Authorities say it may take months for electricity to fully return to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island and its infrastructure as it made landfall […]

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100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

By Robert Duncan MOSCOW (CNS) — A few blocks from Moscow’s Lubyanka Building, which for decades served as the headquarters of the Soviet Union’s KGB security agency, the Russian Orthodox […]

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Church-based charities provide earthquake relief in Mexico

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the aftermath of two earthquakes in the span of two weeks in Mexico, church-based relief agencies have been on the ground providing food, shelter and repairs. […]

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Blessed Rother ‘an authentic light’ for church and world, says cardinal

OKLAHOMA CITY (CNS) — If the martyrdom of Blessed Stanley Francis Rother “fills us with sadness,” it also “gives us the joy of admiring the kindness, generosity and courage of […]

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Bannon remarks revive anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant views

By Robert Lockwood FORT WAYNE (CNS) — When former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and the U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, he resurrected widespread […]

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Judicial group launches digital ads opposing ‘religious litmus test’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Washington-based Judicial Crisis Network Sept. 15 launched a 10-day digital ad campaign objecting to a U.S. Democratic senator grilling a Catholic judicial nominee Sept. 6 about […]

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Salesian priest recounts harrowing tale of his capture, liberation

ROME (CNS) — Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil was sitting in a room in an unknown location — one of several he had been relocated to during his 18-month imprisonment — […]

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Catholic judicial nominee grilled by senators on her religious views

By Kurt Jensen WASHINGTON (CNS) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, spurred outrage about possible religious tests for judicial appointees when she questioned a Catholic judicial nominee Sept. 6 about what […]

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Church leaders, including those from U.S., pray for victims of quake

By David Agren CARTAGENA, Colombia (CNS) — Church leaders prayed for Mexicans and Guatemalans affected by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck the Pacific Coast. At the end of Mass […]