Category Archives: U.S.

American Indian communities feel COVID’s wrath

Backgrounder By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Few places in the U.S. have been more vulnerable to the wrath of the coronavirus than the sovereign tribal territories of the country’s first dwellers. Long before COVID-19 came into … Continue reading

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There’s a place for film in catechesis, Catholic filmmakers declare

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — There is a time and a place for everything, but in catechesis, there should be time and a place for film, argued three top executives of the Catholic film production company … Continue reading

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Catechist has special message for children waiting for first Communion

By Joanne Ward  Catholic News Service METUCHEN, N.J. (CNS) — May is the month many eagerly await because it is the time many children receive first holy Communion. Sadly, this year the coronavirus has made pastors postpone this momentous milestone … Continue reading

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Pandemic has changed parish outreach methods ‘forever,’ says evangelist

By Peter Finney Jr. Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — During two months of social isolation, the work of American business has migrated, ready or not, into the home. If pajamas have become the new workplace attire and the … Continue reading

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Pandemic’s turmoil an opening to boost protection of creation, bishops say

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the world into turmoil, but Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical on care for creation can guide individuals to reassess life’s priorities in response, a trio of prelates … Continue reading

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Homeland Security decision doesn’t surprise Catholics working at border

By David Agren Catholic News Service MEXICO CITY (CNS) — The recent decision by the Department of Homeland Security to extend restrictions on nonessential crossings of the southern border due to the COVID-19 pandemic did not surprise Catholics who work … Continue reading

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Minnesota bishops not waiting for governor, resuming larger Masses May 26

By Maria Wiering  Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Minnesota’s bishops are moving ahead with plans to resume Masses at one-third church capacity May 26, a plan that defies current state directives limiting faith-based gatherings to 10 or … Continue reading

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