Category Archives: U.S.

Great Caesar’s ghost! Superman turns 80

By Mark Judge Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Look! Up in the sky! It’s Superman! And he’s 80! The year 2018 marks eight decades since the first appearance of Superman in Action Comics No. 1. It also sees … Continue reading

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Mother killed on Southwest flight was firm believer in Catholic schools

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Tributes from business leaders and politicians alike described Jennifer Riordan — the 43-year-old passenger who died April 17 from injuries suffered on Southwest Flight 1380 when its engine exploded — as … Continue reading

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Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Sometimes the best opportunities result from a mix of asking and having things fall into your lap. So it was for William Friedkin, who directed “The Exorcist” 45 years ago and … Continue reading

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Salvador’s Blessed Romero canonization probably in Rome in October

Updated 4/12 1:55 EDT By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON (CNS) — During an April 11 homily in Washington, Salvadoran Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas said the canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero will “probably” be in Rome and … Continue reading

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Fond memories of global community echo with bishops’ justice advocate

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A picture of a young Palestinian boy, with dark, soulful eyes and a bit of a dirty face, hangs on the back wall of Stephen Colecchi’s office at the U.S. Conference … Continue reading

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A bright future is expected for Gregorian chant

By Chaz Muth                                                                                                                             Catholic News Service (Photos by Chaz Muth and Bob Roller) WASHINGTON (CNS) — As David Lang assembled seminarians for an October rehearsal, he announced they would be going over selected Gregorian chants that would be an important … Continue reading

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Gregorian chant experiences renewed popularity

By Chaz Muth and Jose Montoya                                                                                           Catholic News Service (Photos by Chaz Muth and Bob Roller) WASHINGTON (CNS) — James Senson grew up in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area in the 1980s and his exposure to music in his home … Continue reading

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