Category Archives: U.S.

Jenky: Real Presence not ‘opinion,’ but ‘foundational’ to Catholic faith

By Tom Dermody  Catholic News Service PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Acknowledging evidence that “for several generations” the Catholic Church has not sufficiently taught its core truths, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky has called for all ministries of the Diocese of Peoria … Continue reading

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Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to … Continue reading

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U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A delegation of U.S. bishops and laypeople came to Rome to share with Pope Francis and Vatican officials the joyful experiences and valuable recommendations that came out of last year’s … Continue reading

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Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on church giving

Backgrounder By Brian Fraga  Catholic News Service The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money — close to $4 billion in the past 20 years — to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, … Continue reading

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Irish abuse survivor disappointed with global reforms, accountability

By Christopher Gunty  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Clergy sexual abuse survivor Marie Collins kicked off a five-city U.S. speaking tour on “The Catholic Tipping Point” in Baltimore Sept. 10, noting that she is disappointed with the results of … Continue reading

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Central Americans want to stay home; development programs help that happen

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Vanessa Urbina understands how young people in Central America, not seeing an opportunity for work or a good education, could be attracted to make the dangerous trip north in the hope … Continue reading

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Dorian recovery work shows ‘we are your brother’s keeper,’ says volunteer

By Tom Tracy  Catholic News Service MIAMI (CNS) — As catastrophic as Hurricane Dorian was, the characteristic optimism of Bahamians will help soften the painful recovery to come, according to a hurricane-preparedness volunteer in Nassau. “There was nothing we could … Continue reading

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