Category Archives: U.S.

‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign takes place Jan. 21-29

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics across the country are invited to take part in the 9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and … Continue reading

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President Trump issues new guidance on prayer in public schools

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump announced his administration’s new guidance on prayer in public schools during a Jan. 16 event in the Oval Office on National Religious Freedom Day. Primarily, it will require … Continue reading

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Hearing cites successes, undone work in protecting trafficking victims

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — On the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, a Jan. 15 hearing to celebrate the act cited numerous successes — including the passage of four subsequent … Continue reading

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Young adults make ‘deep dive’ into faith during ‘ad limina’ visit

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Supporting and supported by their bishops, 25 young adults from Minnesota and North Dakota made a pilgrimage “ad limina apostolorum” — to the threshold of the apostles — in mid-January. … Continue reading

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Bishops visiting Holy Land get look at complexities of Gaza Strip

By Judith Sudilovsky  Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — In addition to a sense of isolation, young people in the Gaza Strip are experiencing an unemployment rate of 70 percent, and most see emigration as their only solution, said Archbishop … Continue reading

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Knights, New York Archdiocese and others providing aid to quake victims

By Catholic News Service PONCE, Puerto Rico (CNS) — Jose Lebron-Sanabria, a Knight of Columbus and a general insurance agent for the fraternal organization, is coordinating assistance to Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of devastating earthquakes. He led the Knights’ recovery … Continue reading

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Love of baking, culinary skills and prayer make religious brother a winner

By Richard Szczepanowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The oven timer dings, alerting Capuchin Franciscan Brother Andrew Corriente the chocolate layer cake he is baking needs to be checked. A quick test with a toothpick tells him the cake … Continue reading

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