Category Archives: U.S.

Trump expected to refile paperwork soon in his effort to end DACA

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump is expected to refile paperwork during the second week of July to end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, following the Supreme Court ruling … Continue reading

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Faith leaders ask Congress to boost overseas pandemic aid

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Three dozen faith-based organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, have asked Congress to immediately fund efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic around the world. “If we don’t beat COVID-19 everywhere, we can’t beat it … Continue reading

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Soto: ‘Strenuous labor’ of ending racism shouldn’t be ‘toppled’ by looting

By Catholic News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) — By defacing and toppling a statue of St. Junipero Serra in Sacramento, protesters may have meant “to draw attention to the sorrowful, angry memories over California’s past,” but “this act of vandalism does … Continue reading

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CNS wins 23 awards at 2020 Catholic Media Conference

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic News Service won 23 awards from the Catholic Press Association during the 2020 Virtual Catholic Media Conference. Those awards — all in editorial, photography and digital media categories — were announced during … Continue reading

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Judge blocks law requiring 24-hour waiting period before getting abortion

By Barb Arland-Fye  Catholic News Service DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) — A Johnson County district court judge has temporarily blocked the enforcement of the state’s new law requiring women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion, the Iowa Catholic Conference … Continue reading

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John Feister of Glenmary Challenge wins St. Francis de Sales Award

By Chaz Muth  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — John Feister, assistant editor of Glenmary Challenge, is the recipient of the 2020 St. Francis de Sales Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The award … Continue reading

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Father Val Peter, Boys Town’s leader for 20 years, dies

By Catholic News Service BOYS TOWN, Neb. (CNS) — Father Val Peter, who was executive director of Boys Town from 1985 to 2005, died June 30 at age 85. No cause of death was given. During his 20-year tenure leading Boys … Continue reading

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Chaz Muth, CNS multimedia editor, wins Cardinal John P. Foley Award

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Chaz Muth, multimedia editor for Catholic News Service, received the 2020 Cardinal John P. Foley Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The award, named after … Continue reading

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Louisiana lawmaker says court ruling ‘has almost taken my breath away’

By Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — The Democratic state senator who wrote the Louisiana abortion law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court June 29 said the ruling almost took her breath away. “This is a decision that I … Continue reading

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Court says religious schools should not be excluded from tax credit program

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 5-4 ruling June 30, the Supreme Court said the exclusion of religious schools in Montana’s state scholarship aid program violated the federal Constitution. In the opinion, written by Chief … Continue reading

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