Category Archives: U.S.

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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Trump signs order to give faith groups stronger voice in government

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In front of a small crowd of cabinet members and religious leaders at the White House Rose Garden May 3, President Donald Trump announced, and then signed, an executive order giving … Continue reading

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Kentucky chaplain brings God’s love to the horse racing track

By Jessica Able  Catholic News Service LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) — Daisy Baez walks along the rows of barns on the backside of Churchill Downs before day breaks on a Wednesday two weeks before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, … Continue reading

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Oregon summer camp communicates God’s love through nature, friendships

By Katie Scott  Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — On the North Santiam River east of Salem, Oregon, campers reel in wriggly fish, rally courage for talent-show skits and belt out tunes in evening singalongs. It’s the classic hodgepodge … Continue reading

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Restorative justice seen as a critical piece of criminal justice reform

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Restorative justice should be advocated as a key element in criminal justice reform, according to participants at an April 25 conference in Washington sponsored by the Catholic Mobilizing Network, which champions … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court shows some support to Trump’s travel ban

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the last case before the U.S. Supreme Court this session, it seemed the majority of justices might uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries. Comments … Continue reading

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Survivor hopes papal meeting will bring end to ‘culture of abuse’

Updated April 26 By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A survivor of clergy sexual abuse in Chile said he hopes his meeting with Pope Francis will be an opportunity to make a difference and bring … Continue reading

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