Category Archives: U.S.

Couple says adoption is a blessing, gift and ‘roller coaster of emotions’

By Benjamin Wideman  Catholic News Service KIEL, Wis. (CNS) — After David and Maria Schuette got married in 2015, they wanted a family right away but months later they found out that infertility issues would likely prevent them from having … Continue reading

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North American indigenous support Amazonian indigenous at synod

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — As the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon heard pleas to defend the rights of the region’s indigenous people and of the land they hold sacred, indigenous leaders from Canada and … Continue reading

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Safe injection sites for drug addicts ‘a form of euthanasia,’ priest says

By Gina Christian  Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Safe injection sites are “a form of euthanasia,” according to a Philadelphia priest who has spent almost 50 years ministering to those suffering from addiction. Officials are seeking to make Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Catholic schools ‘essential, integral’ to church’s ministry, say educators

By Sydney Clark  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The mission and foundation of Catholic education are directly related to evangelization, said the head of the National Catholic Educational Association. Catholic schools are obligated to evangelize simply because that is … Continue reading

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U.S. bishops speak at synod for the Amazon

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is not a “referendum” on priestly celibacy; it is looking for ways to provide for the sacramental life and formation of the people … Continue reading

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El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — It’s a pastoral letter that pulls no punches, goes far into the past and continues up to the recent present of racism at the U.S.-Mexico border. Bishop Mark J. Seitz of … Continue reading

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Experts offer advice to help people confront anxiety over gun violence

By Patricia Montana  Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Firearm attacks have changed society in the United States as mass shootings have become more frequent and the public is forced to face the psychological consequences, often silently. More than … Continue reading

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