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Upcoming Aug. 21 solar eclipse thrills astronomers, Kentucky parishioners

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — For the first time in 99 years, the summer sky will turn to night at midday Aug. 21 during a solar eclipse along a 70-mile wide path from coast to coast. … Continue reading

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Genocide of Christians continues in Middle East, says new U.S. report

By Josephine von Dohlen Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Trump administration renews its commitment to the protection of religious minority groups threatened by the Islamic State in the Middle East, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in … Continue reading

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Pope entrusts to Mary victims of disasters, conflict, social tension

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a week in which natural disasters, war and racial conflicts dominated the headlines, Pope Francis prayed that Mary would bring peace to a divided world. After reciting the … Continue reading

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Doing well and doing good: Charities wary of Trump tax plan

Backgrounder.  By Carolyn Mackenzie Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — While Capitol Hill and much of the nation have been following the roller coaster of debate surrounding what will come of GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Health bill must protect poor, unborn and conscience rights, bishop says

By Julie Asher Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. senators must reject any bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act unless such a measure “protects poor and vulnerable people, including immigrants, safeguards the unborn and supports conscience rights,” said the … Continue reading

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Cardinal hopes church’s history of survival in Iraq will help its future

Backgrounder By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To understand the current situation in Iraq — the evolving and complex conflicts there, and the fear and resilience of its Christians — one has to understand its past, … Continue reading

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House members approve measure to repeal D.C. assisted suicide law

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The House Appropriations Committee voted July 13 in favor of an amendment to repeal the District of Columbia’s assisted suicide law. The day before the vote, New York Cardinal Timothy M. … Continue reading

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