Category Archives: U.S.

Priest’s 100-mile bike ride raises COVID-19 aid for parish — and hope

By Ian Alvano  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Father Christopher Heanue started his morning July 27 by celebrating Mass at 5 a.m. and then took off on a 100-mile bike ride. It wasn’t just any ride. Father Heanue called … Continue reading

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Bishops from Japan, U.S. call Catholics to work for nuclear disarmament

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — The path to true peace requires the world to abolish nuclear weapons, an American bishop and a Japanese archbishop said as the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings at the end … Continue reading

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Film director switches formats, writes book on grandpa’s WWII heroism

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Jon Erwin, in tandem with older brother Andrew, has directed movies with Christian themes over the past decade, including “October Baby” “I Can Only Imagine” and “I Still Believe.” But between … Continue reading

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Japanese archbishop urges U.S. to witness the Gospel of peace

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — As the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of two Japanese cities approaches, the president of the county’s Catholic bishops’ conference called on the United States “as a Christian nation” to … Continue reading

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‘It spreads so fast,’ says Iowa Catholic; COVID-19 hits 15 family members

By Lindsay Steele  Catholic News Service DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) — As Alicia Nava flipped through family photographs the morning of July 25, she said solemnly from behind a floral print mask, “We were taking precautions.” Three weeks before, she was … Continue reading

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Is 2020 the year that gets young people to polls in bigger numbers?

By Betty Araya  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Steven Millies, a scholar who explores the Catholic Church’s relationship to politics, feels more optimistic today than he has in a long time about young people in this country voting in … Continue reading

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Religious brother uses gifts as liturgical artist to heal wounds of racism

By Gina Christian  Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — As the nation continues to grapple with the issue of racism, an acclaimed liturgical artist and retreat leader is using his gifts to foster healing and justice. Oblate Brother Mickey McGrath … Continue reading

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Extraordinary times in Ordinary Time: Public Masses amid a pandemic

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — To resume public Masses during the coronavirus pandemic, dioceses have issued guidelines to be followed by parishes. The Archdiocese of Washington’s series of protocols, for instance, runs 14 pages. This story … Continue reading

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D.C. Catholic food pantry: Months of long lines with no end in sight

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the coronavirus pandemic first hit the Washington area in mid-March, shuttering many local restaurants and businesses, the lines at a weekly food pantry sponsored by the Spanish Catholic Center immediately … Continue reading

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Faith leaders criticize Trump’s plan to reject new DACA applicants

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Faith leaders and immigrant advocates have denounced the Trump administration’s plan to reject first-time applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, and limit DACA renewals to … Continue reading

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