Category Archives: U.S.

‘9 Days for Life’ campaign urges prayer, action to build culture of life

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops’ nationwide “9 Days for Life” campaign is “a great way to put our faith into action,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of … Continue reading

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Pope offers prayers for Trump as he becomes 45th U.S. president

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis sent best wishes and prayers to incoming President Donald J. Trump shortly after he took the oath of office. “I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of … Continue reading

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‘We will be protected by God,’ Trump declares in inaugural address

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald J. Trump told the nation in his inaugural address that it need not fear in the days ahead. “There should not be fear,” Trump said Jan. 20. “We are … Continue reading

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Archbishop Gomez emphasizes dignity of immigrants on eve of inauguration

By J.D. Long-Garcia Catholic News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) — On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez renewed the call to recognize the humanity of immigrants at a Vatican-sponsored migration conference … Continue reading

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Though snubbed by Women’s March, pro-life groups will still participate

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Like many concerned about what Donald Trump has said about women and his various and changing positions on abortion, Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa decided she wanted to take part in the … Continue reading

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In visit to Kurdistan, U.S. bishop hears priorities of Iraqi Christians

By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — After meeting with church leaders in northern Iraq, a U.S. bishop said he will advocate differently for Iraqi religious minorities. Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, told Catholic … Continue reading

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U.S. doctors, nurses treat Syrian refugees for free in Jordan

By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service MAFRAQ, Jordan (CNS) — American doctors and nurses on a medical mission to Jordan are performing badly needed surgeries and other medical treatment free of charge to thousands of Syrian refugees who can no … Continue reading

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