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News Briefs: July 21, 2021

CRS gradually restores services in Haiti amid series of crises CLEVELAND (CNS) — A series of debilitating crises in recent weeks — from a surge in COVID-19 cases to the […]

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Pope expresses closeness with Cuban people as unrest continues

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Cuba a week after protests erupted on the island nation. In his first public appearance after his […]

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Appealing to need for unity, pope restores limits on pre-Vatican II Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Saying he was acting for the good of the unity of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has restored limits on the celebration of the Mass according […]

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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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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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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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Though short-lived, saint’s marriage offers couples lessons in love, trust

By Rob Judge EMMITSBURG, Md. (CNS) — Elizabeth Ann Seton is a saint we can all relate to. She experienced joy and suffering. She had hopes and dreams. She dealt […]

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Youth at Florida Catholic parish help lead prayers, vigil following tragedy

SURFSIDE, Fla. (CNS) — After girding themselves with eucharistic adoration, rosary, songs and reflections, the teens, young adults and parish community of St. Joseph stepped out into the night air […]