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Mexican bishops pledge to help southern Oaxaca after quake

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexico’s bishops pledged to help the people affected by an earthquake in southern Oaxaca state that left at least five dead. “We put ourselves under the […]

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LGBT equality ruling’s full impact on Church ‘yet to be seen,’ some say

WASHINGTON (CNS) — With the 6-3 Supreme Court decision June 15 banning job discrimination against individuals in the workplace identifying as LGBTQ, the Catholic Church in the United States has […]

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Soon to be beatified, Italian teenager said to offer ‘model of sanctity’

By Jonathan Luxmoore OXFORD, England (CNS) — Carlo Acutis, a London-born Italian teenager who used his computer skills to foster devotion to the Eucharist and will be beatified in October, […]

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Reaction positive to Supreme Court decision on bid to end DACA

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Reaction was largely laudatory to the Supreme Court’s June 18 rejection of a Trump administration bid to revoke Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era executive order […]

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Catholic Extension study lists highest, lowest COVID-19 rates by diocese

CHICAGO (CNS) — An analysis conducted by the staff of Catholic Extension found that dioceses it supports financially have the nation’s most — and least — severe COVID-19 infection rates. […]

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High court rules against Trump administration’s plan to end DACA

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In one of the most anticipated cases of the term, the Supreme Court June 18 ruled against efforts by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action […]

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Black Catholics at march say Church’s support needed more than ever

By Ruby Thomas LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) — After Tianna Barnes-Palmer watched local protests and marches for racial justice unfold on social media, she helped organize the “Black Catholics Unite: Stand […]

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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 […]