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Minnesota archbishop calls on Holy Spirit amid civil unrest, pandemic

By Joe Ruff  Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Calling on faith in the Holy Spirit’s presence amid civil unrest and a global pandemic, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis celebrated Pentecost May 31 at … Continue reading

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Trump visits shrine on anniversary of St. John Paul II visit to Poland

Updated By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington June 2 before he signed an executive order back at the White House to expand … Continue reading

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Selection of quotes from Pope Francis on equality, fraternity

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here are some quotes on equality, brotherhood and racism from Pope Francis listed according to date: “How I desire that we Christians be more deeply united as witnesses of mercy for the human … Continue reading

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After weekend of protests, bishops express sorrow over Floyd killing, racism

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Even as the United States still finds itself grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, outrage, grief and anger over the latest killing of an unarmed black man outweighed caution as hundreds of … Continue reading

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As poverty rises, Mexican parishes encourage neighbors to help neighbors

By David Agren  Catholic News Service CHALCO, Mexico (CNS) — Jesuit Father Raul Vazquez always wanted to better include the marginalized barrios alongside a sewage canal, which, centuries earlier, had been named “Canal de la Compania” after the Society of … Continue reading

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Vatican official: Racism is ‘spiritual’ virus that must be wiped out

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Much like the coronavirus pandemic, racism is a “spiritual” virus that has spread throughout the world and must be eradicated, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy … Continue reading

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Catholics in Twin Cities grappling with Floyd’s death, related rioting

By Maria Wiering  Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — For three hours on the morning of May 30, Father Joe Gillespie walked Lake Street in Minneapolis, surveying the destruction in his neighborhood. The Walgreens a block from his … Continue reading

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