Category Archives: U.S.

Civility must guide debate on social challenges, USCCB president says

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Acknowledging wide divisions in the country over issues such as health care, immigration reform, taxes and abortion, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for civility to return … Continue reading

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USCCB at 100: Nascent bishops’ council a vehicle for laity to live out their faith

(Second in a series) By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the National Catholic War Council was established in 1917, the U.S. bishops soon took charge of the nationwide body meant to coordinate spiritual and recreational opportunities … Continue reading

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USCCB at 100: Bishops’ conference arose out of national crisis a century ago

(First in a series) By Russell Shaw Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops arose out of a national crisis a century ago, when the U.S. entered the First World War. In responding to this … Continue reading

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At home and abroad: Bishops’ conferences show collegiality, solidarity

(Backgrounder) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The role of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other bishops’ conferences around the world is “catholic” — working together to promote the church’s mission, but also “to … Continue reading

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Tax reform bill called ‘unacceptable,’ some provisions ‘unconscionable’

(Updated Nov. 10) By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 “is unacceptable” as currently written and it “contains many fundamental structural flaws that must be corrected,” said the chairmen of three committees … Continue reading

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Texas shooting a reminder to some that churches should be more secure

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Nov. 5 deadly shootings at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, left many people wondering how something so horrific could happen in a place of worship. It also … Continue reading

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‘Spiritual but not religious’: What does it mean? Survey offers clues

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — It’s almost reached the level of cliche in American society: You ask someone why they don’t go to church, and they reply, “Oh, I’m spiritual but not religious.” But what does … Continue reading

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