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U.S. parishes, faith-based groups urge help for Haiti

(CNS) — Even before news of a devastating Aug. 14 earthquake in Haiti arrived, U.S. churches such as the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Diocese […]

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Bishops say U.S. government must urgently act to relocate fleeing Afghans

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Saying that a humanitarian crisis is developing in Afghanistan, the chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees called on the U.S. government to “act with utmost urgency” to […]

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‘Today is a day of strength’: Mass commemorates Beirut blast victims

By Doreen Abi Raad BEIRUT (CNS) — A year after the catastrophic Beirut port blast, the wounds of the people in Lebanon are scarred by the memory of the tragedy, […]

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News Briefs: August 8, 2021

Notre Dame alum is first American to win individual gold in foil fencing TOKYO (CNS) — “Golden is thy fame, indeed,” the University of Notre Dame in Indiana tweeted July […]

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Vatican publishes schedule for papal trip to Hungary, Slovakia

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ September trip to Hungary and Slovakia features a jam-packed schedule that shows he has no intention of slowing down despite his recent recovery from […]

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Eucharist document should unite, not divide, the Church, panelists advise

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in the middle of drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist, received words of advice from a panel convened July 28 to discuss the […]

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To Church’s dismay, Veracruz state approves bill decriminalizing abortion

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Lawmakers in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz approved a bill decriminalizing abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. It was the second such decriminalization […]

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Report that led to priest’s resignation prompts journalism ethics questions

By Tom Tracy (CNS) — High-tech data collection and cellphone tracking services allegedly used in a report by The Pillar that triggered the resignation of a high-ranking U.S. Catholic official […]

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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 […]