Category Archives: U.S.

Divine intervention: Papal tweet of support for ‘Saints’ goes viral

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A hashtag mix-up caused a papal tweet meant to give thanks for the Catholic Church’s newest saints to be read as Pope Francis showing support for the New Orleans … Continue reading

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Immigrant domestic abuse victims fear reporting abuse

By Katie Scott  Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Amid changing immigration laws and deportation threats, advocates and lawyers have seen a decrease in immigrants who are victims of domestic violence seeking help and reporting abuse to law enforcement. … Continue reading

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Letters to Blessed John Henry Newman show his role as pastor, evangelist

By Jonathan Luxmoore  Catholic News Service OXFORD, England (CNS) — Thousands of documents relating to England’s 19th-century convert-cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman, are being released ahead of his Oct. 13 canonization, highlighting his role as a pastor and evangelist, said … Continue reading

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Little Sisters of the Poor again seek Supreme Court’s help

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Little Sisters of the Poor filed a petition with the Supreme Court Oct. 1 asking the court to once again protect them from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Journalist talks about reconciling faith and career of covering executions

By Jo Ann Zuniga  Catholic News Service HOUSTON (CNS) — Michael Graczyk, a parishioner at a Catholic church in Montgomery County, Texas, has personally witnessed more than 400 executions of Texas inmates in death penalty cases in his career as … Continue reading

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Bishops to vote for USCCB president, vice president at fall assembly

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops are scheduled to elect the next president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their upcoming fall general assembly taking place Nov. 11-13 in Baltimore. Each office … Continue reading

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Catholic Extension honors Louisiana faith leader for uniting communities

By Catholic News Service SHREVEPORT, La. (CNS) — Mack McCarter, who has spent a lifetime helping hurting communities by building “a system of caring relationships,” starting in his hometown of Shreveport, is the winner of Catholic Extension’s 2019-2020 Lumen Christi Award. … Continue reading

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