Category Archives: U.S.

Being legally blind doesn’t hinder Catholic priest in serving his flock

By Anthony Salamone Catholic News Service EASTON, Pa. (CNS) — A visitor attending Mass at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church might not notice anything unusual about the celebrant. Father Bernard J. Ezaki walks the center aisle of the massive … Continue reading

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U.S. Catholic parishes, schools happy to be in path of solar eclipse

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholic parishes and schools located in the 70-mile-wide path of the total solar eclipse Aug. 21 plan to take part in this rare event with everything from providing parking spaces … Continue reading

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Ohio community cafe responds to hunger while building a following

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service PORT CLINTON, Ohio (CNS) — Bow tie pasta with Chardonnay cheese sauce, fresh focaccia topped with herbs, a salad of fresh locally grown greens and made-from-scratch bread pudding aren’t the usual fare for people … Continue reading

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Upcoming Aug. 21 solar eclipse thrills astronomers, Kentucky parishioners

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — For the first time in 99 years, the summer sky will turn to night at midday Aug. 21 during a solar eclipse along a 70-mile wide path from coast to coast. … Continue reading

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Genocide of Christians continues in Middle East, says new U.S. report

By Josephine von Dohlen Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Trump administration renews its commitment to the protection of religious minority groups threatened by the Islamic State in the Middle East, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in … Continue reading

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Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly

(Fourth update) By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others … Continue reading

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Experts say law-abiding migrants at greater deportation risk under Trump

(Backgrounder) By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The stories come in dribs and drabs on the evening news or in timelines via Twitter, but they’re steady. On Aug. 2, two young popular soccer players, brothers living in … Continue reading

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