Category Archives: U.S.

Chaz Muth, CNS multimedia editor, wins Cardinal John P. Foley Award

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Chaz Muth, multimedia editor for Catholic News Service, received the 2020 Cardinal John P. Foley Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The award, named after … Continue reading

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Louisiana lawmaker says court ruling ‘has almost taken my breath away’

By Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — The Democratic state senator who wrote the Louisiana abortion law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court June 29 said the ruling almost took her breath away. “This is a decision that I … Continue reading

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Court says religious schools should not be excluded from tax credit program

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 5-4 ruling June 30, the Supreme Court said the exclusion of religious schools in Montana’s state scholarship aid program violated the federal Constitution. In the opinion, written by Chief … Continue reading

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U.S. Catholic media must inspire unity amid division, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said. The national motto … Continue reading

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A month after historic flood, Michigan Catholics still stepping up to help

By Gabriella Patti  Catholic News Service MIDLAND, Mich. (CNS) — Midland and the surrounding areas of Sanford and Edenville were already suffering from the effects of COVID-19 when another catastrophe struck May 19. Although the mid-Michigan communities are no strangers … Continue reading

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Advocates call order advancing religious freedom globally a needed action

By Ian Alvano  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious freedom issued in early June lays out a strategy for expanding U.S. support for international religious freedom that the U.S. Commission on International Religious … Continue reading

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Inmate lived inspiring Catholic life behind bars, ‘serving God, not time’

By Ed Langlois  Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — In 1993, 39-year-old nuclear engineer Hal Elkins hit the bottle and fell into a jealous rage. He pocketed a gun and stumbled into a Salem restaurant. There, he shot his … Continue reading

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Maryknoll Father Robert Astorino, founder of UCA News, dies at age 77

By Catholic News Service HONG KONG (CNS) — Maryknoll Father Robert Astorino, founder of the Asian Catholic news agency UCA News and executive director of the agency for 30 years, died June 25 at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York. He … Continue reading

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DACA ruling called ‘a beautiful moment’; concern about future remains

By Juan Carlos Ramirez  Catholic News Service PHOENIX (CNS) — For Cinthia Padilla Ortiz, the Supreme Court’s recent decision on the DACA program was “an unexpected and beautiful moment” and left her feeling “that sense of hope in our community.” … Continue reading

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Uncertain times are a call to build a better world, bishop tells police

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service As tensions continue to mount in the United States, law enforcement, police officers and first responders should not be disheartened and work to better themselves in service to their local community, said Bishop … Continue reading

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