Category Archives: U.S.

Sound of music: Vatican offers ordinary choirs extraordinary venues

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Fifteen-year-old show choir member Molly Biggs of Topeka, Kansas, thought her biggest singing break would be performing in Kansas City. As the New Year dawned, she wasn’t in Kansas anymore.

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In op-ed, border bishop pleads for TPS leniency for sake of children

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Days before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security decides whether to extend or terminate a special immigration status for some 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S., a border bishop pleaded with the … Continue reading

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Bishop Bambera urges prayers for peace after attack on Coptic Christians

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the wake of a gunman’s attack on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo Dec. 29, killing at least nine people, a U.S. bishop urged Catholics to “pray for peace in Egypt and … Continue reading

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The ‘hurt is still there,’ says Cardinal O’Malley at news conference

By Mark Labbe  Catholic News Service BRAINTREE, Mass. (CNS) — Journalists crowded into a room in the Archdiocese of Boston’s Braintree headquarters Dec. 20 as Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley answered questions following the death of Cardinal Bernard F. Law, whose … Continue reading

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Creche crush: D.C. couple has collection of 500 Nativity scenes

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — For Roger and Marguerite Sullivan of Washington, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. Thanks to their travels throughout the world over the past 40 years — he … Continue reading

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Year in review: Counties seen as key to ongoing death penalty struggle

Backgrounder. By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — While much of the focus has been on the Supreme Court, state legislatures, governors and juries in the ongoing fight to abolish capital punishment in the United States, the head … Continue reading

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Tax bill passes amid concerns about future effects on poor

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Republican lawmakers joined President Donald Trump in cheering passage of the most significant overhaul of the federal tax system in three decades even as the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic … Continue reading

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