Category Archives: U.S.

National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The National Review Board chairman called for changes to the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” to “make it a less ambiguous document” because despite nearly every diocese … Continue reading

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Serving country, aiding soldiers second nature for Medal of Honor winner

By Zoey Maraist  Catholic News Service ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — When describing life-altering decisions and brave moments of selflessness, former Army Staff Sgt. and Medal of Honor recipient Ronald Shurer speaks succinctly and matter-of-factly, as if his actions were the … Continue reading

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Landscape for those with disabilities changed since bishops’ statement

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the 40 years since the U.S. bishops approved their “Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons With Disabilities” in 1978, the landscape for persons with disabilities has changed both … Continue reading

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Detroit Archdiocese unveils ‘Unleash the Gospel’ missionary movement

By Mike Stechschulte  Catholic News Service DETROIT (CNS) — What began as a rallying cry for the Archdiocese of Detroit is slowly building into a full-fledged missionary movement called “Unleash the Gospel.” Inspired by Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s 2017 … Continue reading

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One man glad to be in court to see priest plead guilty to abuse

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Father David Poulson of the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Oct. 17 to felony counts in connection with sexual assaults against one boy and the attempted assault of another … Continue reading

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Custom of dressing up for Halloween ‘devotional in spirit,’ says bishop

By Catholic News Service TULSA, Okla. (CNS) — Halloween is an opportunity for Catholics “to express in every detail of our observance the beauty and depth of the feast of All Saints,” said Bishop David A. Konderla of Tulsa. It is … Continue reading

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Gift of nun doll collection helps preserve legacy of women religious

By Nichole Golden  Catholic News Service ATLANTA (CNS) — Margaret Alsup of Cumming always considered her nun dolls to be like friends. So, when it came time to look for a permanent home for her beloved figurines in late 2017, … Continue reading

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