Category Archives: U.S.

Catholic schools in U.S. unveil reopening plans for worrisome fall term

By Tom Tracy  Catholic News Service WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNS) — U.S. Catholic schools are tweaking their reopening plans for a worrisome fall term by consulting parents and training staff for face-to-face instruction in many cases but with distance-learning … Continue reading

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Priest’s love of math, baseball helps him develop new stat measures

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — WAR, what is it good for? For Edwin Starr, the answer was “absolutely nothin’” — although “somethin’” might be a better answer, since he had a No. 1 hit with the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court order cleared way for second federal execution

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — After the Supreme Court cleared the way for the second federal execution in a week, 68-year-old Wesley Purkey was killed by lethal injection at the penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, July … Continue reading

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Signs emerging that at least some dioceses’ financial picture is better

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — While there is not enough information to declare it a trend, there are signs that some U.S. dioceses are weathering the financial upheaval wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. The improved picture, … Continue reading

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Cardinal Dolan blesses ashes of Mexican nationals who died of COVID-19

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Inside New York’s iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, some 250 Mexican nationals were hailed as anonymous heroes July 11, after dying of COVID-19, which they likely contracted as they kept the city … Continue reading

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Fire ravages historic California mission, but community vows to rebuild

By Pablo Kay Catholic News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The fire that ravaged Mission San Gabriel Arcangel church in the predawn hours of July 11 left behind a haunting scene. In a matter of minutes, the mission’s 230-year-old roof … Continue reading

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Commentary: Why you need to give to your parish

Here is a guest commentary titled “Why you need to give to your parish” that was provided to Catholic News Service by Father Michael White, pastor of the Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland, and his associate Tom Corcoran. … Continue reading

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Coakley: Loans keep ‘essential ministries’ going during national emergency

By Julie Asher  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said the federal emergency “bridge loans” that dioceses, parishes and other Catholic entities applied for provided a lifeline, allowing “our essential ministries … Continue reading

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New York Archdiocese closes 20 schools; six more close in Brooklyn Diocese

By Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – Twenty schools in the Archdiocese of New York will not reopen in the fall because of the financial fallout caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Archdiocesan education officials also announced that three schools … Continue reading

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Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. from WHO ‘deeply regrettable,’ CHA says

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Health Association July 7 said it was “deeply regrettable” that President Donald Trump has formally withdrawn the U.S. from the World Health Organization during a global pandemic. Instead, the U.S. should be … Continue reading

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