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Nation/World

Bishops Form New Body to Address ‘Sin of Racism’ That ‘Afflicts’ Nation

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – Saying there is an “urgent need” to address “the sin of racism” in the country and find solutions to...

San Diego Bishop Denounces Racist Beliefs, Actions as ‘Blasphemies’

By Denis Grasska Catholic News Service SAN DIEGO – Denouncing racist beliefs and actions as “blasphemies” against God, Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego joined...

Texas Bishop Urges Courage Against DACA ‘Politically Motivated Assault’

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, in defending the federal Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, said Catholics...

Pilgrims Journey to Former Pennsylvania Coal Town to Offer Marian prayer

CENTRALIA, Pa. (CNS) -- Only a few structures still stand in this nearly abandoned borough 62 miles northeast of Harrisburg. Even fewer are visible...

Church is Always in Need of Repair, Reform, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY – Although the church is built upon a strong foundation, it is always in need of being...

Pope names Arizona Jesuit head of Church Jurisdiction in Kyrgyzstan

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named a 54-year-old Arizona-born Jesuit to be the new head of the church’s Apostolic Administration of Kyrgyzstan....

Retired Archbishop Quinn of San Francisco dies at 88

By Catholic News Service SAN FRANCISCO – Retired Archbishop John R. Quinn of San Francisco, who led the Northern California archdiocese for 18 years, died...

Catholic Leaders, Groups Urge all Americans to Confront ‘Sin of Racism’

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON – The Franciscan Action Network (FAN) called on all Americans, “especially ourselves and those who have benefited from white privilege,”...

Women Religious Advised to Stop Focusing on Dwindling Numbers

By Soli Salgado Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. – Sister Mary Pellegrino, outgoing president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, urged participants at the group’s...

Oregon Catholic father of Four Killed trying to Protect Fellow Passengers

By Ed Langlois Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. – On a crowded Portland commuter train May 26, a selfless Catholic father of four stepped forward to...