Category Archives: U.S.

Justice Stevens changed death penalty views during three decades on court

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the court for nearly 35 years, died July 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age 99 after suffering complications from a … Continue reading

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Vatican Museums loan Leonardo da Vinci work for special anniversary

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci with a painting by the artist that will draw crowds but … Continue reading

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Administration to apply ‘third country’ rule for asylum-seekers

Updated July 17, 2019 By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Trump administration announced the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security are adopting an interim “third country rule” requiring immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to first apply … Continue reading

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Faith leaders decry ICE deportations, say action causes anxiety, fear

By Julie Asher  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many Catholic and other faith leaders noted that the Gospel reading for July 14 — the day U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was to carry out deportation orders for some immigrants … Continue reading

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All hymns, all the time: ‘Great Catholic Music’ makes streaming debut

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics hear hymns in church, but hardly ever on the radio. Now they can augment their weekly diet of hymnody through a new audio web streaming service called Great Catholic Music. … Continue reading

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Lay role matters in renewing church wounded by abuse, speaker says

By Gina Christian  Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — The laity can lead the way in renewing a church wounded by the decades-long sexual abuse scandal, according to Meghan Cokeley, director of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for the New … Continue reading

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Appeals court to uphold ACA; health care a basic human right, says CHA

By Elizabeth Bachmann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit considers the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the Catholic Health Association voiced its support for the act, declaring access to … Continue reading

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