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U.S. mission dioceses prepare youth, young adults for leadership roles

(Last in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service BOISE, Idaho (CNS) — It was early on a Sunday morning near Jerome, Idaho, and Esmeralda Orozco was busy helping her daughters get ready for church. “We want you to … Continue reading

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Mission dioceses welcome the stranger, disenfranchised

(Fifth in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service RALEIGH, N.C. (CNS) — When Aida Sarkisian and her family left their home in Iraq for the U.S., it wasn’t because they wanted to. It was because their survival depended … Continue reading

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Vast distances create trials and joy for Catholics in mission dioceses

(Fourth in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service DRIGGS, Idaho (CNS) — Father Adrian Vazquez bolted out of his rectory in St. Anthony on a cold November morning, brushed a thin layer of snow off of his Subaru … Continue reading

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Makeup of mission dioceses reflects U.S. church’s changing demographics

(Third in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service BOISE, Idaho (CNS) — In the 1980s, a wave of migrants from Mexico and other Latin American countries began to settle in Idaho. The agricultural industry made the state a … Continue reading

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Catholic Church has an extensive history of missions in the U.S.

(Second in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — There is an extensive history of Catholic missions in the U.S. Though the original 13 British colonies in what is now the U.S. largely had Protestant populations, … Continue reading

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Mission dioceses minister to Catholics scattered over great distances

(First in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic missionaries played a large role in bringing European values and religion to North America in the 18th century. The role of the Franciscans, Jesuits, Dominicans and … Continue reading

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