Category Archives: U.S.

Cardinal invokes Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in march vigil homily

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan invoked the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during a homily at the Jan. 18 Mass that opened the National Prayer Vigil for Life. Like “Pastor … Continue reading

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Head of March for Life calls abortion ‘social justice cause of our time’

By Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Charlie Camosy, associate professor in the theology department at Jesuit-run Fordham University, spoke to Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, in advance of this year’s annual march in Washington Jan. 19. She … Continue reading

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March lauded for witnessing to life; participation in ‘9 Days’ urged

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a message of support for the March for Life in Washington, a Vatican official praised “the tens of thousands” of participants for their witness to the “value of every human life” and for … Continue reading

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Young people at forefront of pro-life fight called ‘new Magi’ of movement

By Joyce Duriga  Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Over 5,000 people from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and other Midwestern states gathered Jan. 14 in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago for the annual March for Life Chicago commemorating the 45th anniversary … Continue reading

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Bishop: Basilica title honors church’s role in diocese, nation’s founding

By Zoey Marist  Catholic News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CNS) — The Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments declared St. Mary Church in Alexandria a minor basilica, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington announced to parishioners during Mass Jan. … Continue reading

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Catholics urged to ignore rhetoric, help immigrants facing deportation

By Beth Griffin  Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Catholics have a responsibility to look past the noisy rhetoric of the current debate on immigration and answer the “cry of the poor” by engaging with individuals facing deportation. That … Continue reading

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Trump comments ‘harsh, offensive,’ Vatican newspaper says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In its continuing coverage of the U.S. immigration debate, the Vatican newspaper noted media reports that President Donald Trump “used particularly harsh and offensive words about immigrants” from several countries. … Continue reading

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