Category Archives: U.S.

Indiana parish opens ‘Blessing Box’ as a gift to people in need

By John Shaughnessy  Catholic News Service INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Father Doug Marcotte believes “there’s no better way to change a community than one small act of kindness at a time.” So the pastor of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish … Continue reading

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Creative cuisine lessons help whip up self-reliant seminarians

By Katie Rutter  Catholic News Service ST. MEINRAD, Ind. (CNS) — Familiar sounds of sizzling meat and clanging cutlery associated with food preparation offered a different kind of doctrine than one might expect in a third-floor classroom at St. Meinrad … Continue reading

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Judge allows survey of church property for border wall construction

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A judge in Texas ruled Feb. 6 that the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, must allow federal officials to survey some of its property for possible construction of a border wall on … Continue reading

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Archbishop Gomez calls for ‘new humanism’ amid troubled times

By Jacob Comello  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told a crowd of priests, women religious and students the story of a Spanish missionary named Montesinos. Witnessing the cruelty of colonialists to Indians, … Continue reading

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Even with his team’s loss, Rams exec counts health, family, faith as wins

By Matthew Davis and Dave Hrbacek  Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — When Tony Pastoors was 5 days old, his mother, Betsy, kneeled in a hospital chapel to pray that his life would be spared. He seemed fine … Continue reading

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‘Jesus walks with us, we’ll walk with him,’ USCCB president says

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — At the last Mass of the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo told hundreds of participants who were preparing to talk later to their representatives in Congress that “Jesus … Continue reading

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Dioceses warned of possible legal action by Covington student’s lawyers

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two weeks after the much-talked about and interpreted incident that occurred between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group, lawyers for one of … Continue reading

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