Category Archives: U.S.

Bishop: ‘Fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act contains “many of the fundamental defects” that appeared in the House-passed American Health Care Act “and even further compounds them,” said the bishop who heads … Continue reading

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Scorsese says a boyhood of church and movies continues to inspire him

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service QUEBEC CITY (CNS) — Faith and films have been lifelong obsessions for director Martin Scorsese, obsessions that he said have given him moments of peace amid turmoil, but also challenges and frustrations that, in … Continue reading

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New priests follow many paths to answering call to serve God’s people

By Josephine von Dohlen Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — After almost 12 years as an Episcopal priest, Deacon Jonathan Erdman entered into full communion with the Catholic Church along with his family in 2016 and a year later, he … Continue reading

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Louisiana priest in Washington spends hours with Scalise at hospital

By Christine Bordelon Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — Father Tim Hedrick, parochial vicar of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Metairie, was in Washington continuing his canon law studies when a news alert came across his phone June … Continue reading

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Convocation delegate wants to find new ways to spread unchanged Gospel

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Maybe it’s no surprise the Seattle Archdiocese is sending a delegation of 12, as in the number of apostles, to the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in … Continue reading

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Holy Cross priest presents reflection on immigration issues for bishops

By Natalie Hoefer Catholic News Service INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Holy Cross Father Daniel Groody stood before the U.S. bishops June 14 and held up a chalice. It was not special in appearance, but rather in the story it told. The … Continue reading

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Commentary: Praying for immigrants

(Editor’s Note: This guest commentary titled “Praying for immigrants” is by Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez from the Angelus, the online news site of the Los Angeles archdiocese.) From the beginning, immigrants have helped give America its spiritual and moral … Continue reading

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