Category Archives: U.S.

Priests are on front lines of COVID-19 as they minister to the sick, dying

By Rick Snizek  Catholic News Service PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CNS) — Arriving in the early evening at Fatima Hospital, Father Richard Narciso — his anxiety level already raised due to the circumstances — listened intently as Gloria, the nurse assigned to … Continue reading

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Black Catholic spirituality a force in fight against racism, say pastors

By Gina Christian  Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Two Black Catholic pastors in Philadelphia say their parishes are drawing strength from the Eucharist, prayer and a rich spiritual heritage in the fight against racism. “St. Katharine Drexel used to … Continue reading

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‘Parish priest on loan to the missions’ ends nine years as CNEWA president

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — A recent note from India let Msgr. John E. Kozar know he still brings smiles to people’s faces in faraway lands. It all has to do with howling like a wolf. … Continue reading

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Catholics urged to pray, reflect, act to safeguard religious freedom

By Leslie Miller  Catholic News Service ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — The U.S. bishops are urging Catholics to “pray, reflect and take action” on religious liberty in the United States and abroad during Religious Freedom Week June 22-29. The first day … Continue reading

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In prayer ‘we find answers,’ says marcher at prayerful anti-racism protest

By Tony Gutierrez Catholic News Service PHOENIX (CNS) — Walking along Central Avenue in South Phoenix June 13, Sannia Johnson noticed people carrying signs stating that “Black Lives Matter,” and knew that’s where she needed to be. Johnson, a 14-year-old … Continue reading

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High court rules against Trump administration’s plan to end DACA

  By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In one of the most anticipated cases of the term, the Supreme Court June 18 ruled against efforts by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … Continue reading

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Catholic educators work to ease blow of pandemic-induced school closings

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service CLEVELAND (CNS) — The announcement that two historic Catholic schools in the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, were closing for good as the academic year ended sent a wave of loss and sadness across the … Continue reading

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Access to broadband may be one of the defining issues of our time

By Mark Pattison  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — About 25 years ago, the World Wide Web was becoming a “thing.” By the time of the new millennium, growing numbers of Americans were sending e-mails (with a hyphen) over the … Continue reading

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UV lights, ozone cleaners, sanitizers help shelter keep homeless safe

By Tom Tracy  Catholic News Service MIAMI (CNS) — Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the CEO of Camillus House homeless shelter in downtown Miami made a quick stop at a local Dollar Store. There, Hilda Fernandez bought up all the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination

Updated June 16 By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 6-3 vote June 15, the Supreme Court said LGBT people are protected from job discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “An … Continue reading

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