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Father Greeley, sociologist, best-selling author, dies

Photo Caption: Father Andrew Greeley, American sociologist and prolific best-selling author, died May 29 at his home in Chicago. He was 85, and is pictured in a 2003 file photo. By: By Michelle Martin, Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Father Andrew Greeley, a Chicago archdiocesan priest and well-known novelist, journalist and sociologist, died late […]

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Nun, other peace activists found guilty for break-in

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — An 83-year-old woman religious and two other peace activists were found guilty May 8 in a federal court in Knoxville of “intending to harm national security” by breaking into the nuclear weapon-producing facility and defacing its walls last summer. The group: Sister Megan Rice, a member of the Society of the […]

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Retired Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill of Rockford dies at 95

Photo Caption: Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill, retired bishop of the Diocese of Rockford, died April 27 at his residence in Rockford. Bishop O’Neill, 95, was appointed bishop of Rockford in 1968, and served until 1994. ROCKFORD, Ill. (CNS) — Retired Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill of Rockford died April 27 at his residence. He was 95 […]

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Bishop to senators: Curbing gun violence builds culture of life

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Days before the Senate began debate over gun-control legislation, Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif., urged senators to support a bill that “builds a culture of life by promoting policies that reduce gun violence and saves people’s lives in homes and communities.” Bishop Blaire, head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on […]

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Fr. Kapaun awarded Medal of Honor for service in Korea

Photo Caption: U.S. Army chaplain Father Emil Joseph Kapaun, who died May 23, 1951, in a North Korean prisoner of war camp, is pictured celebrating Mass from the hood of a jeep Oct. 7, 1950, in South Korea. By: By Patricia Zapor, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Catholic Korean War chaplain who selflessly […]

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Pope: Good priests bring joy, comfort to those in need

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called on the world’s priests to bring the healing power of God’s grace to everyone in need, to stay close to the marginalized and to be “shepherds living with the smell of the sheep.” Those priests “who do not go out of themselves” by being mediators between God and […]

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Says judge’s order affects religious liberty of all Missourians

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — A federal judge’s decision to strike down portions of a Missouri law protecting conscience rights of those who object to coverage of contraceptives and abortifacients in their health plans attacks the conscience rights and religious liberty of all Missouri citizens, said the state’s Catholic conference. Judge Audrey Fleissig of the U.S. […]

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