Category Archives: U.S.

Cardinal Keeler, retired archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 86

(Updated 12:28 p.m. ET) By George P. Matysek Jr. Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal William H. Keeler, Baltimore’s 14th archbishop, who was an international leader in Catholic-Jewish relations and the driving force behind the restoration of America’s first … Continue reading

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At 50, ‘Populorum Progressio’ takes on new life through Pope Francis

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — These days when Pope Francis talks about integral human development and his vision of a church that goes to the margins of the world, he undoubtedly thanks a predecessor of 50 … Continue reading

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U.S. Catholics asked to accompany migrants, refugees seeking better life

(Updated 11:10 a.m. ET) By Julie Asher Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can “to accompany migrants and refugees who seek … Continue reading

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House bill’s ‘life protections’ said laudable, other aspects ‘troubling’

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The inclusion of “critical life protections” in the House health care bill is laudable, but other provisions, including those related to Medicaid and tax credits, are “troubling” and “must be addressed” before the … Continue reading

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Movie review: “Beauty and the Beast”

By Joseph McAleer Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Disney’s live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast” arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into … Continue reading

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Bagpipes, drums more than St. Patrick’s Day music for the McPhees

By Andrew Nelson Catholic News Service JACKSON, Ga. (CNS) — As a kid, Richard McPhee played the clarinet. But when his firefighter father asked for “Amazing Grace” at his funeral with the skirl of the pipes, McPhee pledged to his … Continue reading

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Lent provides opportunity for focus on homeless

By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Almsgiving is a Lenten tradition and Washington resident Ron Van Bellen says his volunteer work feeding the homeless honors his Catholic faith as he prepares for Easter. The real estate agent … Continue reading

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