Category Archives: U.S.

Bishops to consider endorsing sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops will consider endorsing the sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman, a descendant of slaves and the only African-American member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who transcended … Continue reading

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Religious groups made effort to drive their flocks to midterm voting

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Just before the polls opened on Election Day on the West Coast, the Franciscan friars of the Province of St. Barbara in California tweeted a photo of Brother Sam Nasada in … Continue reading

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Archival find at Catholic U. leads to Kristallnacht remembrance

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Jews worldwide will remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. In a direct German translation, it means “Crystal Night,” but it is more commonly thought of as “Night of Broken Glass,” as … Continue reading

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Priest uses his mother’s sauce to help the needy, evangelize

By Katie Rutter Catholic News Service LEXINGTON, Ky. (CNS) — When Father Jim Sichko recalls Tuesdays during his childhood in Orange, Texas, he can almost smell the aroma of his mother’s homemade tomato sauce wafting through their home. Marie Ceraso … Continue reading

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Archbishop Gomez: ‘Pray hard’ for all affected by California shooting

Updated Nov. 9. By Catholic News Service THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (CNS) — Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez urged those attending a prayer vigil Nov. 8 to honor the memory of the victims killed in a shooting spree the evening before … Continue reading

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Pope recognizes martyrdom of U.S. Christian Brother

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982. The recognition … Continue reading

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Daughter’s murder becomes chance for restorative justice for her killer

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — What could have been another senseless murder in a society with too many of them already was transformed into restorative justice for the killer and healing for the victim’s parents. Kate … Continue reading

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