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News Briefs: August 7, 2022

Court: Catholic school has right to hire staff who uphold church doctrine CHICAGO (CNS) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago said on July 28 […]

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Returning moccasins, pope apologizes for church role in residential schools

MASKWACIS, Alberta (CNS) — The first step of Pope Francis’ “penitential pilgrimage” to Canada involved him returning two pairs of children’s moccasins. The little shoes were not among the Indigenous […]

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News Briefs: July 24, 2022

House bill to codify Roe is ‘unjust, extreme,’ say USCCB WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNS) – The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees said a measure passed by the House on July […]

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News Briefs: July 10, 2022

USCCB committee chairmen raise concerns on proposed changes to Title IX WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNS) – The chairmen of three U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees are raising concerns over a […]

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Pope to visit Canada, limiting participation to one hour at various events

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Perhaps signaling some improvement in Pope Francis’ painful knee, the Vatican announced June 23 that he will visit Canada in late July. However, the Canadian bishops […]

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Pope offers prayers for victims of earthquake in Afghanistan

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered prayers for victims of a strong earthquake that hit a remote, mountainous area of Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan. At least 1,000 […]

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News Briefs: June 26, 2022

Belgian bishop asks pope not to make him a cardinal VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Saying he did not want to add to the suffering of survivors of clerical sexual abuse […]

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News Briefs: June 12, 2022

At Tulsa, Okla., Catholic hospital complex, gunman kills four, then himself WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNS) – A Catholic hospital’s campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, became the scene of the country’s 233rd mass […]

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Pilgrims trek days to join Uganda’s Martyrs Day observance

By Tonny Onyulo KAMPALA, Uganda (CNS) – Thousands of pilgrims from across Uganda and neighboring countries converged on Namugongo, a Kampala suburb, after walking for days to join the country’s […]

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News Briefs: May 29, 2022

San Francisco prelate says no Communion for Pelosi over her abortion stand WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNS) – San Francisco’s archbishop declared on May 20 that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is […]

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News Briefs: May 22, 2022

Cardinal Zen says he’s fine; detentions provoke outcry HONG KONG (CNS) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, retired bishop of Hong Kong, reassured Catholics that he is fine after being detained and […]

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Learn from new saints, pope tells French young people

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The lives of France’s newest saints can inspire young people to persevere and hope amid difficulties and trying times, Pope Francis said. Meeting with young people […]