Category Archives: U.S.

Knights of Columbus celebrate 100 years in Rome

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Less than 40 years after its humble beginnings in New Haven, Connecticut, the Knights of Columbus was invited by Pope Benedict XV to establish a permanent presence in Rome. The Knights … Continue reading

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Pope to health workers: Uphold ‘the truest human right, the right to life’

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Health care professionals always must “promote the dignity and life of each person and reject any compromise in the direction of euthanasia, assisted suicide or suppression of life, even in … Continue reading

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Bishop: Single-issue politicking ‘distorts call to authentic discipleship’

By Catholic News Service SAN DIEGO (CNS) — Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego, in a Feb. 6 speech at the University of San Diego, said “the drive to label a single issue preeminent” in the 2020 election “distorts the … Continue reading

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U.S. bishops ask pope about Amazon synod, discuss range of issues

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Talking about debates, differences and discernment, Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops that people focused on the possibility of ordaining some married men and women deacons for service in the Amazon … Continue reading

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From Fifth Avenue to Camaguey, Cuba, cardinal’s visit displays world ties

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service CAMAGUEY, Cuba (CNS) — Cuban Archbishop Wilfredo Pino Estevez gently motioned U.S. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan toward the man quietly sitting in the chair who had recently lost part of his leg due to … Continue reading

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Generous help of Knights counters culture of indifference, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis praised the Knights of Columbus for their charitable efforts and thanked them especially for helping Christians in the Middle East. “I thank all the members of your order … Continue reading

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With visit to Cuba’s Madonna, New York cardinal begins six-day trip

Updated Feb. 10, 2020 By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service CAMAGUEY, Cuba (CNS) — In his first stop of a six-day visit to Cuba, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan walked in without fanfare Feb. 8 into the Shrine of Our Lady … Continue reading

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