Category Archives: U.S.

As immigration policy changes, so does work of Catholic organizations

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Immigration policies rolled out during the Trump administration have spread fear among immigrant populations in the U.S., but Catholic organizations and parishes have responded with renewed efforts focused on helping those … Continue reading

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Vatican official praises Catholic media for coverage of sex abuse crisis

By Greg Erlandson  Catholic News Service ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CNS) — In a remarkably frank and detailed speech, the Vatican official heading the department charged with reviewing clergy sexual abuse allegations told an assembly of Catholic journalists June 19 that … Continue reading

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Historic cross on public property can stay, Supreme Court rules

Updated 3:20 p.m. By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of preserving a historic cross-shaped memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland saying the cross did not endorse religion. The … Continue reading

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Archbishop joins pope in calling for talks to resolve U.S.-Iran tensions

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services called on President Donald Trump’s administration to seek “sustained dialogue … Continue reading

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Bishop Blaire dies; recalled for living by a simple code — ‘to serve’

By Catholic News Service MODESTO, Calif. (CNS) — Retired Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton died June 18 after a prolonged illness. He died at his retirement residence at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Modesto. He was 77. The much … Continue reading

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Protecting seal of confession called essential for civilized society

(Fourth in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service SALEM, Ore. (CNS) — When Ethan K. Alano walks into the reconciliation room at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem, he bares his soul before God and goes into … Continue reading

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Listening, mentoring key to keeping young adults, say church workers

By Elizabeth Bachmann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Professors, youth ministers and lay theologians across the country give different reasons for why young people are leaving the church, but they all agree that listening and mentoring are key to … Continue reading

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