Category Archives: U.S.

Bishops discuss how their moms gave practical, spiritual help

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Just in time for Mother’s Day, a handful of bishops shared memories of their moms on a recent podcast by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The bishops, interviewed on the … Continue reading

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States bordering Gulf of Mexico rank at, near bottom of new index

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Everything gets ranked these days, from burger joints to colleges. States are no different. But the state of some states is quite different from their counterparts. An area called the “Gulf … Continue reading

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Catholics get chance to celebrate, think about Mary with new feast day

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Catholic Church doesn’t often add new celebrations to its pretty full liturgical calendar, but this year’s new feast day, Mary, Mother of the Church on May 21, has Catholics gearing … Continue reading

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Oregon midwife feels called to support mothers, welcome babies

By Katie Scott  Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — It’s 2 a.m. and a new life is about to enter the world. Carissa St. Onge Carneiro swoops her long hair into a ponytail and pours herself a mug of … Continue reading

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Ken Burns: Christophers ‘generous’ to give him Life Achievement Award

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Documentarian Ken Burns, with a string of television successes that range back into the 1980s, said the Christophers were “generous” in giving him their Life Achievement Award this year. “It’s pretty … Continue reading

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Runway to heaven: Vatican, The Met piece together faith and fashion

The exhibit opens at The Met May 10. Here is our February story from the exhibit’s preview in Rome.  By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When Pope Benedict XVI’s custom-made red leather loafers became a signature … Continue reading

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Tragedies and blessings have taught Roma Downey to ‘seize the moment’

By Greg Erlandson  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — One of Roma Downey’s life lessons came from her mother’s cabinet full of broken china. The well-known actress and producer of three popular biblical movies recounts an experience growing up in … Continue reading

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