Category Archives: U.S.

Decline in confession called harmful to church’s mission to spread Gospel

By Gina Christian  Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — With COVID restrictions lifting, pastors looking to welcome faithful back should rethink their confession schedules — and start talking more about the sacrament in the pulpit. That’s according to Archdiocese of … Continue reading

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CNS wins 28 awards at 2020 Catholic Media Conference

Updated By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic News Service won 28 awards from the Catholic Press Association during the 2020 Virtual Catholic Media Conference. Those awards — all in editorial, photography and digital media categories — were announced … Continue reading

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U.S. bishops welcome court decision on Catholic schools

Updated By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two U.S. bishops said they welcomed the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling July 8 which said California Catholic schools could not be sued for job discrimination in firing teachers. The bishops … Continue reading

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Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

Updated By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 7-2 decision July 8, the Supreme Court upheld regulations by the Trump administration giving employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their health plans. The … Continue reading

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Trump expected to refile paperwork soon in his effort to end DACA

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump is expected to refile paperwork during the second week of July to end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, following the Supreme Court ruling … Continue reading

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Faith leaders ask Congress to boost overseas pandemic aid

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Three dozen faith-based organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, have asked Congress to immediately fund efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic around the world. “If we don’t beat COVID-19 everywhere, we can’t beat it … Continue reading

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Soto: ‘Strenuous labor’ of ending racism shouldn’t be ‘toppled’ by looting

By Catholic News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) — By defacing and toppling a statue of St. Junipero Serra in Sacramento, protesters may have meant “to draw attention to the sorrowful, angry memories over California’s past,” but “this act of vandalism does … Continue reading

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Judge blocks law requiring 24-hour waiting period before getting abortion

By Barb Arland-Fye  Catholic News Service DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) — A Johnson County district court judge has temporarily blocked the enforcement of the state’s new law requiring women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion, the Iowa Catholic Conference … Continue reading

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John Feister of Glenmary Challenge wins St. Francis de Sales Award

By Chaz Muth  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — John Feister, assistant editor of Glenmary Challenge, is the recipient of the 2020 St. Francis de Sales Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The award … Continue reading

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Father Val Peter, Boys Town’s leader for 20 years, dies

By Catholic News Service BOYS TOWN, Neb. (CNS) — Father Val Peter, who was executive director of Boys Town from 1985 to 2005, died June 30 at age 85. No cause of death was given. During his 20-year tenure leading Boys … Continue reading

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