Category Archives: U.S.

Archbishop of Puerto Rico sees spiritual rebirth after hurricane’s wrath

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Almost two months after the devastating winds and rains of Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of Puerto Rico, there is still no clear path to recovery. Although some power and phone … Continue reading

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Bishops to put together pastoral plan for marriage, family life ministry

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — U.S. Catholic bishops acknowledged that Catholic families and married couples need more support from the church at large and hope to offer it by giving parishes plenty of resources through a … Continue reading

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Young people want to be heard, be part of leadership, report says

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Young people in the church want to be heard and be invited to be a part of church leadership, according to a report by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in … Continue reading

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Catholic Church sometimes has been part of racism problem, says bishop

By Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Though the Catholic Church has responded to racism for many years, some leaders and church institutions have at times been part of the problem, said a bishop who is heading a … Continue reading

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USCCB at 100: Fear of too much political involvement led cardinals to oppose NCWC

(Last in a series) By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — What were the fears and perceived threats that led to the suppression of the nascent National Catholic Welfare Council? Correspondence in the early 1900s shows some … Continue reading

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Civility must guide debate on social challenges, USCCB president says

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Acknowledging wide divisions in the country over issues such as health care, immigration reform, taxes and abortion, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for civility to return … Continue reading

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USCCB at 100: Nascent bishops’ council a vehicle for laity to live out their faith

(Second in a series) By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the National Catholic War Council was established in 1917, the U.S. bishops soon took charge of the nationwide body meant to coordinate spiritual and recreational opportunities … Continue reading

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