Category Archives: U.S.

Byzantine Catholic dedicates life to spreading Fatima message

By Laura Ieraci Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Natalie Martha Loya sits in the front pew of the Byzantine Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Parma, Ohio, every Sunday morning. Quiet and unassuming, the 91-year-old makes her … Continue reading

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Nuncio tells seminarians that ministry extends beyond ‘office hours’

By Tim Puet Catholic News Service COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNS) — A priest’s “office hours” are unlimited and the priesthood is not solely focused on administrative work, the apostolic nuncio to the United States told students at the nation’s only Vatican-affiliated … Continue reading

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New food truck to help stem senior hunger in Diocese of Oakland

By Carrie McClish Catholic News Service OAKLAND, Calif. (CNS) — A new shiny truck is bringing food to senior citizens in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood and nearby communities. A year in the making, the Mercy Brown Bag Program has expanded, with … Continue reading

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Make persecution ‘difficult for others to ignore,’ cardinal says

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — With religious persecution against Christians on the rise worldwide, it is important for other Christians to stand in solidarity with them, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington. Christians in the … Continue reading

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Special collection translates into missionary work for U.S. regions

By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — American Catholics will have an opportunity to become modern-day missionaries during the weekend of April 29-30 by simply dropping money in a collection plate. That is the weekend the Catholic Home … Continue reading

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Retiring Catholic U. prof plans to continue engaging in public policy debates

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — For all his love of politics and the “frothy media excitement” that surrounds it, Stephen F. Schneck is hardly a political animal. He’s more the thoughtful type, bringing a calm demeanor … Continue reading

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Supreme Court seems to lean toward church in Lutheran playground case

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Supreme Court justices seemed to side with the church in a separation of church and state case argued April 19 about a Missouri Lutheran preschool barred from receiving state funds for … Continue reading

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