Category Archives: U.S.

Virgil Dechant, past supreme knight of Knights of Columbus, dies at 89

By Catholic News Service LEAWOOD, Kan. (CNS) — Virgil C. Dechant, the longest-serving supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, holding the office from 1977 to 2000, died in his sleep Feb. 15 in his hometown of Leawood. He was 89. … Continue reading

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Remains of aborted babies now in final resting place in Indiana cemetery

By Ann Carey  Catholic News Service SOUTH BEND, Ind. (CNS) — A cold, gray, wintry day in South Bend seemed like an appropriate setting for the burial of 2,411 aborted babies, whose remains were interred in Southlawn Cemetery in the … Continue reading

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Pope shares with U.S. bishops his frustration with reaction to Amazon text

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops that, like them, he is accused of not being courageous or not listening to the Holy Spirit when he says or does something someone disagrees … Continue reading

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New York’s Cardinal Dolan meets with Cuban President Diaz-Canel in Havana

Updated Feb. 14 By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service HAVANA (CNS) — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan met privately with the president of the Republic of Cuba Feb. 11, the last full day of a six-day visit to the … Continue reading

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Cardinal Dolan pays homage to revered Cuban priest who ministered in N.Y.

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service HAVANA (CNS) — The moment was anything but intimate, but it was probably the best chance Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan had to pay respects to a revered Cuban-born priest who helped Irish immigrants in … Continue reading

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Glenmary Father John Rausch, advocate for Appalachian people, dies at 75

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Glenmary Father John Rausch recognized early in his time as a missionary in Appalachia that people were facing severe environmental and economic challenges and devoted his ministry to seeking solutions and … Continue reading

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At Mass in Havana, Cardinal Dolan highlights church’s unifying teachings

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service HAVANA (CNS) — Though there’s a great distance from New York to Cuba, sharing the Eucharist with other Catholics on the island is a great reminder of the bonds of faith and love and … Continue reading

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