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Syriac Catholic bishops optimistic amid dispersion of their faithful

By Doreen Abi Raad Catholic News Service BEIRUT (CNS) — Faced with the migration of Christians from Syria and Iraq, Syriac Catholic bishops meeting in Lebanon for their annual synod called upon church members “scattered everywhere in the East and … Continue reading

Posted in World

Australians begin ‘ad limina’ visits acknowledging impact of crisis

Updated By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The president of the Australian bishops’ conference told his fellow bishops that it is “a time of humiliation” for Catholic Church leaders, but he is convinced that God is … Continue reading

Posted in Vatican

As immigration policy changes, so does work of Catholic organizations

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Immigration policies rolled out during the Trump administration have spread fear among immigrant populations in the U.S., but Catholic organizations and parishes have responded with renewed efforts focused on helping those … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Archbishop joins pope in calling for talks to resolve U.S.-Iran tensions

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services called on President Donald Trump’s administration to seek “sustained dialogue … Continue reading

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Bishop Blaire dies; recalled for living by a simple code — ‘to serve’

By┬áCatholic News Service MODESTO, Calif. (CNS) — Retired Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton died June 18 after a prolonged illness. He died at his retirement residence at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Modesto. He was 77. The much … Continue reading

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Bishops urged to pass ‘effective’ policies on accountability, transparency

By Julie Asher Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the bishops gather in Baltimore starting June 11, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City, Missouri, said he’s “hopeful we will have some progress made in moving the football” on … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Bishops take another try at addressing abuse, accountability among their own

By Greg Erlandson Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the bishops gather in Baltimore June 11-14, their meeting will be anything but pro forma. Instead, they will have some major decisions to make that may determine how quickly they … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.