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  • Saint statue vandalized at Ukrainian Catholic cathedral in Canada
    Winnipeg, Canada, May 24, 2019 / 05:13 pm (CNA).- St. Vladimir died of old age in 1015, but his modern-day statue in Canada met a much more gruesome end. The rector of Sts Volodymyr and Olga Cathedral in Winnipeg said he is “devastated” after a statue of St. Vladimir was… Read more »
  • Do sports, make friends, Pope says
    Vatican City, May 24, 2019 / 04:42 pm (CNA).- In an address at a gathering of 6,000 young Italian soccer fans Friday, Pope Francis encouraged the sports enthusiasts to play sports in order to build friendships and teamwork, as an alternative to surface-level friendships made through technology. “Sport is a… Read more »
  • Five men charged amid Michigan clergy sex abuse investigation
    Lansing, Mich., May 24, 2019 / 03:26 pm (CNA).- Five men who served in Michigan as Catholic priests have been charged with 21 counts of sex abuse, the state attorney general announced Friday. “This is just the tip of the iceberg,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said at May 24… Read more »
  • Newark church asks school to cover LGBT mural
    Newark, N.J., May 24, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Newark has instructed a charter school to cover a pro-LGBT mural painted on church property. Fr. Paul Prevosto, pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Hackensack, instructed administrators at Bergen Arts and Science Charter School… Read more »
  • Senators highlight pro-life protections ahead of 2020 spending bills
    Washington D.C., May 24, 2019 / 01:35 pm (CNA).- A quarter of the Senate signed a letter on Wednesday seeking to keep pro-life and religious freedom protections intact during the drafting of upcoming appropriations bills. The bills will be for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020, which begins this fall. The letter,… Read more »


Catholic News Service

  • Update: Bishop 'profoundly saddened' by deaths, damage from Midwest storms
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, ReutersBy WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee May 24 called for "prayers for the victims and their grieving families and communities" affected by devastating storms from Texas to Illinois. "I am profoundly saddened by the loss of life and the… Read more »
  • Update: Students plan to raise nuclear weapon dangers in fall return to campuses
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Gregory A. ShemitzBy Dennis SadowskiWASHINGTON (CNS) -- At the start of his senior year at The Catholic University of America last fall, Tim Jones never thought he'd be joining a crash course on nuclear weapons policy within days of his May 18 graduation. What Jones, 22, said he… Read more »
  • Family portraits, mutual support part of Caritas global assembly
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Robert DuncanBy Cindy WoodenVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle added a photo of his "Lolo Kim" to a mosaic of migrants, world leaders and Caritas workers to illustrate how humanity forms one family and is sharing one journey. The mosaic, now including the cardinal's maternal… Read more »
  • Foster brotherhood, solidarity, pope tells new ambassadors
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Vatican MediaBy VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Nations, like individuals, have a "solemn duty" to care for the poor and to work together to promote development, Pope Francis told a group of ambassadors beginning their service at the Vatican. International cooperation for development and for peacemaking tap into a… Read more »
  • Christopher Leadership Award goes to CEO of Tunnel to Towers Foundation
    IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy David ReichBy NEW YORK (CNS) -- Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, is the 2019 recipient of the Christopher Leadership Award. He is being recognized by The Christophers "for the invaluable aid he brings to catastrophically injured veterans, first responders… Read more »