Category Archives: U.S.

PPP loans to parishes not as large, or as many, as some believe

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Paycheck Protection Program loans to parishes did not meet the number of parishes, or the size of the loans, listed in some news reports, according to Patrick Markey, executive director of … Continue reading

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Laudato Si’ at five: Dioceses embrace pope’s call for care of the earth

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — The Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is “greening.” So are the dioceses of Stockton, California; Joliet, Illinois; and others across the United States. Participants in diocesan environmental ministries credit … Continue reading

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Dozens gather virtually to sing psalms, hymns and inspired songs

Updated May 20, 2020 By Dan Meloy  Catholic News Service PONTIAC, Mich. (CNS) — Notre Dame Preparatory High School’s choir and alumni are bringing the world a little closer together, even when it remains far apart. On April 19, the … Continue reading

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Extreme caution tops checklists for Catholic colleges to reopen in fall

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Long before graduation ceremonies are over, college administrators usually have an eye on the upcoming fall semester. And this year, even with virtual commencement ceremonies, the look to the next academic … Continue reading

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Justice Department urged to aggressively prosecute pornography vendors

By Kurt Jensen  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A former colleague of Attorney General William Barr is backing a letter from three Catholic bishops asking Barr to aggressively pursue anti-obscenity prosecutions in the wake of increased traffic to online … Continue reading

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New emergency aid bill aims to cut most benefits to Catholic schools

Updated May 18 By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — Catholic leaders expressed deep reservations about a new $3 trillion tax cut and spending bill in response to the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic that would … Continue reading

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Advocates seek debt relief so poor nations can better respond to pandemic

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — Advocates for debt relief for the world’s poorest countries are calling on international policymakers to cancel debt payments and expand debt relief for developing nations to bolster health care and protect … Continue reading

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