Category Archives: U.S.

Ukrainian Catholic prelates make culinary wager on outcome of Super Bowl

By Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Two Ukrainian Catholic prelates have placed a culinary wager on the outcome of the Feb. 4 Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. Archbishop Stefan Soroka of Philadelphia, metropolitan of U.S. Ukrainian Catholics, is rooting for … Continue reading

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In chilly Minnesota, archbishop has warm welcome for Super Bowl visitors

By Marie Wiering  Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Archbishop Bernard J. Hebda may be a Pittsburgh native, but like a true Minnesotan, he began a welcome video for Super Bowl visitors talking about the weather. “The weather … Continue reading

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Trump immigration plan’s impact on family ‘deeply troubling,’ says bishop

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee said Jan. 30 that the Catholic bishops welcomed the Trump administration’s proposal to give “Dreamers” a path to citizenship, but at the same time, they are … Continue reading

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Hispanic bishops’ visit gives them firsthand look at Holy Land reality

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service BEIT SAHOUR, West Bank (CNS) — Retired Bishop Placido Rodriguez of Lubbock, Texas, remembers the smell of woodworking and the feel of wood in his hands from when he was a child in his … Continue reading

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DACA youth worry immigration deal for them will unleash fear for others

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Young adults waiting to hear whether lawmakers will grant them the opportunity to stay in the country legally said they don’t want Congress to offer an immigration deal that will help … Continue reading

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Bishops consider plans to revitalize appeal of a Catholic education

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic bishops are looking to “transform” Catholic schools in response to decades of declining enrollment that has forced hundreds of schools to close since 2005. The effort, said the chairman of … Continue reading

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Brownback OK’d as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Catholic, to be the new U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom in the U.S. Department of State. Nominated to the post in July by … Continue reading

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