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CNS wins 28 awards at 2020 Catholic Media Conference

Updated By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic News Service won 28 awards from the Catholic Press Association during the 2020 Virtual Catholic Media Conference. Those awards — all in editorial, photography and digital media categories — were announced … Continue reading

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U.S. bishops welcome court decision on Catholic schools

Updated By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two U.S. bishops said they welcomed the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling July 8 which said California Catholic schools could not be sued for job discrimination in firing teachers. The bishops … Continue reading

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Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

Updated By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 7-2 decision July 8, the Supreme Court upheld regulations by the Trump administration giving employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their health plans. The … Continue reading

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Retired Pope Benedict follows his brother’s funeral virtually

Updated 11:45 a.m. By Catholic News Service REGENSBURG, Germany (CNS) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI followed the funeral of his brother, Georg Ratzinger, via livestreaming, reported the German Catholic news agency KNA. Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg said Pope Benedict, 93, … Continue reading

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Pope: Migrants seeking new life end up instead in ‘hell’ of detention

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Decrying the unimaginable “hell” migrants experience in detention centers, Pope Francis urged all Christians to examine how they do or don’t help — as Jesus commanded — the people God … Continue reading

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Trump expected to refile paperwork soon in his effort to end DACA

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump is expected to refile paperwork during the second week of July to end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, following the Supreme Court ruling … Continue reading

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Vatican task force calls for an end to arms production

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Human health, peace, security and progress would be better served with a complete end to the production of weapons worldwide, said members of a Vatican task force. “Now, more than … Continue reading

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Focolare member in Colombia pays it forward by helping fellow migrants

By Manuel Rueda  Catholic News Service TOCANCIPA, Colombia (CNS) — When Alba Rada arrived in Colombia, members of the Focolare movement gave her a warm welcome, got her kids in school and helped her with housing until she found a … Continue reading

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Faith leaders ask Congress to boost overseas pandemic aid

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Three dozen faith-based organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, have asked Congress to immediately fund efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic around the world. “If we don’t beat COVID-19 everywhere, we can’t beat it … Continue reading

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Soto: ‘Strenuous labor’ of ending racism shouldn’t be ‘toppled’ by looting

By Catholic News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) — By defacing and toppling a statue of St. Junipero Serra in Sacramento, protesters may have meant “to draw attention to the sorrowful, angry memories over California’s past,” but “this act of vandalism does … Continue reading

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