Category Archives: U.S.

Bishops, faith leaders condemn Tennessee’s first execution in nine years

By Theresa Laurence Catholic News Service NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — Two Tennessee Catholic bishops called the execution of Billy Ray Irick Aug. 9 “unnecessary.” “Tonight’s execution of Billy Ray Irick was unnecessary. It served no useful purpose,” Bishop J. Mark … Continue reading

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Archbishop Gregory: Weary of ‘cloud of shame’ shrouding church leaders

  By Catholic News Service ATLANTA (CNS) — Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory issued a print and video statement Aug. 9 on the website of The Georgia Bulletin, archdiocesan newspaper, expressing his “profound anger, sadness and distress concerning sexual abuse … Continue reading

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Baltimore history, culture have a place at Knights of Columbus convention

By Paul McMullen Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The chalice on the center of the altar was given by the pope to the third archbishop of Baltimore nearly two centuries ago. The local welcome crew wore vests that included … Continue reading

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Maryland parish helps Puerto Ricans still rebuilding from hurricane

By Wallice J. de la Vega Catholic News Service MAUNABO, Puerto Rico (CNS) — Although Puerto Rico’s post-hurricanes coverage has disappeared from the daily news cycles, Catholic workers have not forgotten the fact that thousands in this Caribbean island are … Continue reading

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Cardinal Wuerl: Next steps in wake of Archbishop McCarrick allegations

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Standard, archdiocesan newspaper of Washington, published a question-and-answer interview July 31 with Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl about the next steps for the archdiocese in light of the sexual abuse allegations made against Archbishop Theodore … Continue reading

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DiNardo: Church must address its leaders’ ‘moral failures of judgment’

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick “will rightly face” a Vatican canonical process regarding sexual abuse allegations against him, but the U.S. Catholic Church must take steps to respond to church leaders’ “moral failures of … Continue reading

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U.S. altar servers bring tradition, heritage to Rome

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Among the thousands of young altar servers braving the sweltering Rome heat, a group from the United States sat patiently in the shade of the colonnade in St. Peter’s … Continue reading

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