Category Archives: U.S.

Museum of the Bible receives grants for big exhibit on science and faith

By Jacob Comello  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — From the 17th-century ban by the Vatican of Copernicus’ mathematical calculation that the sun was at the center of the solar system to modern-day arguments about evolution’s compatibility with a belief … Continue reading

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Nation has gone down ‘dark road,’ needs ‘light of Christ,’ says bishop

By Joseph Staniunas  Catholic News Service RICHMOND, Va. (CNS) — An estimated 7,000 people, including busloads from the Richmond and Arlington dioceses, converged on the state Capitol April 3 in Richmond for the first Virginia March for Life. On a … Continue reading

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Honoring saints can heal body, soul, says priest leading relics tour

By Anthony Salamone  Catholic News Service MIDDLESEX, N.J. (CNS) — Father Carlos Martins preaches that for Catholics to reach heaven, they must possess forgiving hearts, participate in the sacraments and live their Christian identities to the fullest. The priest, a … Continue reading

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New head of CLINIC is experienced litigator, expert on immigration law

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service SILVER SPRING, Md. (CNS) — Many people might not have noticed that Anna Gallagher took over Feb. 1 as executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC. If they hadn’t, they … Continue reading

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Catholic leaders object to proposed changes in federal nutrition program

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops joined representatives of two leading Catholic charitable organizations in calling on a federal agency to withdraw or modify a plan to require some adults receiving food assistance to … Continue reading

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Catholics, Muslims urged to work for peace by respecting ‘the other’

By Michelle Martin  Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — The way to peace runs through seeing one another as brothers and sisters, Catholic and Muslim leaders confirmed March 25 at a session of the National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue held at Catholic … Continue reading

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In battle for Amazon, church officials unite with indigenous communities

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Church has been present in the Amazon for centuries, but that presence has not come without errors, said Peruvian Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimeno. One of those errors is the … Continue reading

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