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Hundreds mourn man killed during heroic act to protect fellow passengers

PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — The morning after police in Portland arrested 14 demonstrators at dueling political protests, about 800 worshippers turned out in a unified show of support for a […]

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Bishop of Evansville named as archbishop of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Charles C. Thompson of Evansville as the seventh archbishop of Indianapolis. Archbishop Thompson, who has been Evansville’s bishop since 2011, succeeds Cardinal […]

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Indiana convocation delegate takes cues from Pope Francis

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cindy Black’s copy of “Evangelii Gaudium” — Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the church’s mission to evangelize the modern world — is worn from use, marked up […]

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Bishops: Senate health care bill must respect life, be ‘truly affordable’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Members of the U.S. Senate “have a grave obligation” to make sure their health care reform bill respects life, provides access to adequate health care “for all” […]

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U.S. Catholics join pope in praying for victims of London attacks

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and severely injured in the latest terrorist attacks in London […]

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Trump’s decision to abandon Paris climate pact called ‘deeply troubling’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump’s June 1 decision “not to honor the U.S. commitment” to the Paris climate agreement “is deeply troubling,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ […]

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Pentecost is celebration of unity in diversity, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Holy Spirit continues to give Christians different gifts and to call them to share those gifts with each other in a community marked by forgiveness […]

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Holy Cross priest who is Texas pastor named bishop for Florida diocese

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Holy Cross Father William A. Wack, who is a pastor in Texas, to be the bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Bishop-designate Wack, 49, has been […]

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Pope, English church leaders offer prayers after Manchester attack

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Pope Francis decried the “barbaric attack” on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what British officials said was the deadliest case […]

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Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern Philippine city […]

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Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, […]

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World Youth Day logo shows symbols for Mary, Panama

A logo depicting symbols for Mary, Panama and the Panama Canal was selected as the winning design to promote World Youth Day 2019. The design by Amber Calvo, 20, a […]