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Sunday Scripture readings, Nov. 17, 2019: Jesus’ coming

Hearing this Sunday’s Gospel we might be tempted to say, “There’s nothing new under the sun,” in the words of Ecclesiastes. The Gospel opens with people admiring the grandeur and beauty of the Temple. This magnificent work of human hands rightly elicited their admiration and pride in human achievement. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

Pastoral against racism is starting conversations, healing, bishops told

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — One year after the U.S. bishops approved their pastoral letter against racism, the document is hardly just sitting on a shelf but is the basis for listening sessions in dioceses around … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Tone somber at prayer vigil for those facing execution in weeks ahead

By Natalie Hoefer  Catholic News Service TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CNS) — Nearly 100 people were bathed in light as they gathered for a prayer vigil at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Terre Haute, not far from the Federal Correctional … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Cardinal urges New York bishops to find solace in St. Peter’s example

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With rumors swirling around about two of their members, the bishops of New York state reached the centerpiece of their “ad limina” pilgrimage to Rome: the tomb of St. Peter. … Continue reading

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Murder of Jesuits was marked with horror, but inspired defense of the poor

Backgrounder By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — No one can deny that the act was horrific. Six priests found face down on a lawn with bullet holes through various parts of their bodies. One was in his … Continue reading

Posted in U.S., World

Bishops hear that third-party reporting system may start in February

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — A third-party reporting system to field sexual misconduct allegations against bishops could be in place by the end of February, an official of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told the … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Bishops urged to heed pope’s call: Listen to and accompany young people

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The day after the U.S. bishops were encouraged at their Baltimore meeting to bring young people back to the church, they were urged to also pay more attention to and support … Continue reading

Posted in U.S., Vatican