Category Archives: U.S.

Sister recalls vaudeville days and her family as ‘Nine Dancing Donahues’

By Michael Brown  Catholic News Service TUCSON, Ariz. (CNS) — Sister Barbara Donahue, 90, was only 10 minutes into an interview about the vaudeville group made up of her and her siblings when she broke out in “The Donahue Song.” … Continue reading

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Religious freedom is a basic human right, says lawyer for Little Sisters

By Linda Petersen  Catholic News Service SALT LAKE CITY (CNS) — As an attorney with Becket, a religious liberty law firm, Luke Goodrich is proud to be able to make a difference while earning a livelihood. He sees his work … Continue reading

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Buffalo bishop said he retired early so diocese would be better served

Updated 11:25 a.m. By Catholic News Service BUFFALO, N.Y. (CNS) — Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone told Catholics Dec. 4 he asked Pope Francis to allow him to retire early so the people of the diocese “will be better served” by … Continue reading

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Beatification for Archbishop Sheen postponed

Updated Dec. 5 By Catholic News Service PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria said Dec. 3 Vatican officials have told him that the upcoming beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been postponed. A news release from … Continue reading

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Everyday Heroes: Fisherman attributes survival to heavenly intercession

By Andrew Butler  Catholic News Service Jeffrey Rentegrado never expected that his career as a fisherman could put his life in danger. Nor did he know his faith — and perhaps the intercession of the founder of the Knights of … Continue reading

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Work on Wisconsin farm prepared slain brother for service in Guatemala

By Sam Lucero  Catholic News Service GREEN BAY, Wis. (CNS) — Before donning the habit of a Christian Brother in 1962, Brother James Miller wore the bib overalls of a Wisconsin farm boy. While in his green work clothes, repairing … Continue reading

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50 years since White House conference on food, hunger issues remain

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Fifty years ago, the White House sponsored a Dec. 2-4 conference on food, nutrition and health designed to set the groundwork for a national nutrition policy and to advise President Richard … Continue reading

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