Category Archives: U.S.

College student’s doughnut outing led to love and joining Catholic Church

By Ashleigh Kassock  Catholic News Service ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — In 1957, Sarah Wessel’s great-grandmother, Isabella Brooks, hand-stitched a wedding gown for her daughter Mary Ann Kelsey. After the wedding, the satin gown was wrapped in blue paper and placed … Continue reading

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Inspired by sons’ faith, family prepares to become Catholic at Easter

By Mark Zimmermann  Catholic News Service POTOMAC, Md. (CNS) — Like many of the boys and young men studying at The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland, brothers Zayd and Rayn Patel have well-rounded interests outside the classroom. Zayd, 12, a … Continue reading

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Washington Post files motion to dismiss Covington student’s lawsuit

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Lawyers for The Washington Post filed a motion in federal court April 9 seeking the dismissal of the $250 million defamation lawsuit filed against the newspaper by Nick Sandmann, a student … Continue reading

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Catholic doctor gives medical view of Christ’s passion, crucifixion

By Tom Dermody  Catholic News Service DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) — Jesus likely died from excessive blood loss, a Catholic surgeon said April 4 during a talk that examined the 18 hours of Christ’s passion and crucifixion from a medical perspective. … Continue reading

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Volunteer crew prepares oils to be blessed at chrism Mass in Indianapolis

By Sean Gallagher  Catholic News Service INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — The annual chrism Mass to be celebrated April 16 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis will arguably be one of the most solemn and joyful moments of worship this … Continue reading

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Red embroidery on white handkerchiefs memorializes victims of violence

By Laura Vallejo  Catholic News Service SALT LAKE CITY (CNS) — The messages, embroidered in red thread on white handkerchiefs, tell horrific stories of violence and death. They are memorials, meant to bring attention to those who have suffered and … Continue reading

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Marine vet counts on prayer, faith to reunite with deported husband

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the quest to bring her deported Mexican husband, Marcos, back to the United States to live with her and their four children, Elizabeth Perez has frequently turned to prayer. Nothing … Continue reading

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