Category Archives: U.S.

Regis Philbin dies; Catholic TV host logged 17,000-plus hours on tube

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Regis Philbin, the Catholic talk- and game-show host whose career in television spanned six decades, died July 24 at age 88 of cardiovascular disease at a hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, where … Continue reading

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Head of Network remembers Lewis as ‘determined, forceful, thoughtful’

By Betty Araya  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — As Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice lobby Network, began reflecting on her fondest memories of the late Congressman John Lewis, she could recall one instance in … Continue reading

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MLB’s first woman coach a ‘go-getter’ at Jesuit university

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Another barrier in the sports world was broken July 20 when Alyssa Nakken coached first base in the late innings of an exhibition game between the San Francisco Giants and the … Continue reading

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U.S. surgeon general says preventing spread of virus must be top priority

By Tom Tracy  Catholic News Service MIAMI (CNS) — Calling the COVID-19 pandemic the challenge of a lifetime, the nation’s top public health official traveled to Florida seeking help in slowing the deadly outbreak. He also came to learn how … Continue reading

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Chaplain says Washington Nationals’ World Series run is ‘story of faith’

By Maureen Boyle  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A baseball season and team are not often synonymous with religious or spiritual themes, but for Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, using words such as “miracle,” “grace” and “faith” are actually the best … Continue reading

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Public service workers tell of job strains of serving in pandemic

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Workers whose jobs put them in direct contact with the public related both the pride and fear of doing their work amid the coronavirus pandemic during a July 22 forum sponsored … Continue reading

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Canadian court: Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S. violates rights

By Michael Swan Catholic News Service TORONTO (CNS) — Canada’s Federal Court has ruled the country’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by sending refugees who arrive at Canada’s land borders … Continue reading

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New accusation surfaces against former U.S. prelate McCarrick

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A firm that has filed previous legal complaints against former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and church entities added another complainant July 21 against the defrocked prelate, leveling a new accusation that … Continue reading

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Ethicist alarmed over how treatment decisions were made for quadriplegic

By Peter Finney Jr.  Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — The death of Michael Hickson, a 46-year-old quadriplegic, inside an Austin, Texas, hospice in June, pricked the conscience of Charlie Camosy. Camosy is an associate professor of theological and … Continue reading

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For these parishioners, their gardens grow to stem hunger among the needy

By Zoey Maraist  Catholic News Service ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — A bed of leafy greens grows in the shadow of St. Ann School in Arlington. Sunflowers and squash blossoms bloom a stone’s throw from St. James Church in Falls Church, … Continue reading

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