Category Archives: U.S.

Dolan: Church loves, welcomes pregnant women, is ‘honored’ to serve them

By Beth Griffin  Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — In a robust demonstration that actions speak louder than words, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan Feb. 18 introduced representatives of six church-related organizations that help pregnant women in need. … Continue reading

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DiNardo: Action on McCarrick ‘clear signal’ church will not tolerate abuse

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Vatican’s removal from the priesthood of Theodore McCarrick “is a clear signal that abuse will not be tolerated,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Feb. 16. “No bishop, no … Continue reading

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Catholic bishops, groups oppose Trump’s call for national emergency

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic bishops near the U.S.-Mexico border, joined by other U.S. prelates, voiced opposition immediately after President Donald Trump’s Feb. 15 declaration of a national emergency so he can order construction of … Continue reading

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Texas locality orders popular Catholic center for migrants to vacate

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A group of city commissioners in the border city of McAllen, Texas, voted in mid-February to remove from a building a popular Catholic-administered center run by Sister Norma Pimentel, who has … Continue reading

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Catholics, Muslims bond over weekly lunch at Indianapolis deli

By Sean Gallagher  Catholic News Service INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — The openness to people of other faiths that Pope Francis modeled during his Feb. 3-5 visit to the United Arab Emirates has been embraced for more than 20 years at a … Continue reading

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Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group on the Lincoln Memorial grounds … Continue reading

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Filmmaker’s new movie ‘Across’ tells story of Father Augustus Tolton

By Robert Alan Glover  Catholic News Service NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest ordained for a diocese in the United States, was born into slavery and endured myriad obstacles, both inside the Catholic Church and … Continue reading

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