Category Archives: U.S.

San Francisco Archdiocese celebrates newly written Mass of the Americas

By Catholic News Service SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — San Franciscans will celebrate the recently commissioned “Mass of the Americas” Dec. 8 for the feasts of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe at the archdiocese’s Cathedral of St. Mary of … Continue reading

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Feast of Immaculate Conception does not get weekend dispensation

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Just last year, Catholics were required to attend separate Masses two days in a row for the Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass. Now, they have a similar opportunity this year … Continue reading

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Deacon: From wildfires come acts of kindness for those trying to recover

By Christina Gray  Catholic News Service SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — Deacon Ray Helgeson left his home in Paradise on the morning of Nov. 8 with his wife, Donna, for daily Mass at the close-knit Butte County town’s only Catholic church. … Continue reading

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Woman who once assisted with abortions to address March for Life Jan. 18

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Abby Johnson, who early in her career assisted in carrying out abortions, will be among the speakers during the 2019 March for Life rally Jan. 18 on the National Mall in … Continue reading

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Commentary: Ecclesial deja vu all over again

By Greg Erlandson  Catholic News Service After a surprise derailment by the Vatican of a long-awaited vote of the U.S. bishops, tempers were frayed. “I feel frustrated,” said one powerful cardinal. An influential archbishop added, “The thinking came a little … Continue reading

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Pope expresses condolences for death of former President Bush

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his condolences for the death of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, sent a telegram to … Continue reading

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Women religious open Christmas season with German Catholic tradition

By Katie Rutter  Catholic News Service FERDINAND, Ind. (CNS) — The sights and sounds of Christmas brightened the massive dome of the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand as six Sisters of St. Benedict rang out “Silent Night” on hand bells. … Continue reading

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