Category Archives: U.S.

Catholic college leaders reach out to DACA students in uncertain times

(Backgrounder) By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic college leaders who have protested the Trump administration’s plan to do away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, also have heightened their resolve to … Continue reading

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Cardinal says Irma collection can help meet material, pastoral needs

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington has asked his fellow bishops around the country to take up an emergency collection in their dioceses during weekend Masses Sept. 23-24 … Continue reading

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Vatican diplomat recalled from U.S. during child-porn investigation

(Updated 11:40 a.m. ET) By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A member of the Vatican diplomatic corps serving in Washington has been recalled to the Vatican where he is involved in a criminal investigation involving child … Continue reading

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Caravan of Louisiana parishioners takes supplies, hope to Harvey victims

By Christine Bordelon Catholic News Service BEAUMONT, Texas (CNS) — Hope. That’s what 50-plus volunteers from a Louisiana Catholic parish offered to those devastated by Hurricane Harvey as part of a pre-dawn caravan of six 18-wheelers with donated supplies to … Continue reading

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Holy Land trip helps U.S. military veterans overcome PTSD

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, U.S. Army veteran Rocio Villanueva fell onto the stone of the unction, where tradition holds that Jesus was laid out after his crucifixion, and … Continue reading

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Helping, not fame from chainsaw video, brings true joy, says Carmelite

(Updated 3:12 p.m. ET) By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — She inspired many when she rolled up the sleeves of her habit to clean up after Hurricane Irma with a chainsaw. After the local police department posted … Continue reading

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Convalidation brings couples into the full life of the church

By Jose Montoya Catholic News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) — It took years, but Arturo and Maria Perez and their children now receive Communion at Sunday Mass as a family. For some time, the couple didn’t participate in the sacraments … Continue reading

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