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Religious leaders commend House passage of Conscience Protection Act

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Archbishop William E. Lori — as chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, respectively — commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (S. 304) on July 13 in a 245-182 bipartisan […]


Survey shows views on immigration differ among Catholics

WASHINGTON—A recent survey re­leased by two Washington institu­tions shows a significant division of views on immigration between the two biggest racial and ethnic groups in the Catholic Church of the United States. One “big picture” thing about Catholics revealed in the survey, said Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Pub­lic Religion Research Institute, is that […]


Benedict shows core of priesthood is being ‘immersed in God,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY—Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to retire and live a life fully dedicated to prayer represents one of the most important lessons he gives the world’s priests, Pope Francis said. In retirement, Pope Benedict shows “in an even clearer way” the core of priestly ministry is a life fully immersed in God, something “that deacons, […]


Pokemon Go: Getting people to Church since … Thursday

LINCOLN, Neb.—“I caught one!” Someone screamed this outside of Father Ryan Kaup’s rectory window the other night, waking him up at 12:30 a.m. That’s because Father Kaup’s parish, Cristo Rey in Lincoln, Neb., is a Pokestop. What’s a Pokestop, you say? It’s part of Pokémon Go, the newest app craze released last week by Niantic Labs. […]


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Catholic universities examine sexual assault environments

WASHINGTON—Several Catholic univer­sities are following Vice President Joe Biden’s lead and taking a closer look at sexual assault and miscon­duct on their campuses. Just two days after Biden’s ad­dress on violence against women at the United State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University released the results of its first comprehensive sexual assault and […]


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Military archdiocese gets creative in recruiting Catholic chaplains

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Father Mikolaj L. Scibior had a curious journey to the U.S. Army chaplain training school at Fort Jackson in Columbia. The 36-year-old Polish immigrant from Pulawy, who was ordained in 2005 in his native country, met Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services in 2013 while serving as a […]


For God and country: a series on the military chaplaincy

The U.S. Department of Defense estimates there are 1.3 million active duty and 811,000 reserve men and women serving in all five branches of the U.S. military, about 25 percent of whom are Catholic. Yet, there are only 214 priests on active duty serving in the U.S. military. Catholic News Service has created a series […]


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Bishops struggle to balance needs of their diocese and country

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Father Lukasz J. Willenberg was seen as an extraordinary priest by parishioners at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Barrington, Rhode Island, and his future looked bright within the Diocese of Providence. Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin took notice of the charismatic young Polish immigrant who seemed to excite young Catholics at his parish while […]


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Catholic military chaplains sometimes find peace in a war zone

SAN DIEGO—It may sound like an oxymoron, but Father Michael A. Mikstay says some of the most peaceful moments of his military chaplaincy have been spent in a war zone. Knowing that he is bringing peace, comfort and pastoral care to the men and woman serving their country in a combat zone has given the […]


Catholic peace activists see conflict in priests serving in military

BROCKTON, Mass.—The military chaplaincy is overwhelmingly popular within the ranks of the U.S. armed forces, but some Catholic peace advocates see a theological conflict with regard to priests serving as commissioned officers. Melkite Father Emmanuel Charles McCarthy of Brockton sees a conflict of interest for a priest to serve in, and be paid by, any […]


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