Category Archives: U.S.

Iraqi iconographer honors his Syriac roots

By Doreen Abi Raad  Catholic News Service BEIRUT (CNS) — When Islamic State fighters overran Qaraqosh, Iraq, in the summer of 2014, Mothana Butres was able to grab only a single volume from his father’s collection of thousands of Syriac … Continue reading

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Bishops across U.S. condemn separation, detention of migrant children

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – From Denver to New York City, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents … Continue reading

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Julie Asher, CNS national editor, wins St. Francis de Sales Award

By Catholic News Service GREEN BAY, Wis. (CNS) — Julie Asher is the recipient of the 2018 St. Francis de Sales Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The award recognizes “outstanding contributions to Catholic journalism” … Continue reading

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Bishops’ pastoral letter on racism on track for November vote

Updated June 18 By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNS) — A planned pastoral letter addressing racism is on schedule for a November vote by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Bishop Sheldon J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, … Continue reading

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Bishops adopt ‘pastoral response’ for Asian, Pacific Island Catholics

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNS) — A new document focused on guiding the American church in addressing the pastoral needs of Asian and Pacific Island Catholics was approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops … Continue reading

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At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions’ asylum decision

UPDATED 3:45 p.m. By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNS) — The U.S. bishops June 13 decried U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision that asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protection in the United … Continue reading

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Catholic groups condemn ruling that limits some asylum seekers

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence need not apply for protection in the United States, said the country’s top law enforcement official at a June 11 news conference explaining why … Continue reading

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