Sixth-graders sit at their desks on the first day of classes of the new academic year at Our Lady of Victory School in Floral Park, N.Y., on Sept. 8. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 22, 2020
With many public schools still in virtual mode, parents are taking a new look at Catholic education. But Michael O’Loughlin reports that the reprieve from declining enrollment may be temporary.
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Thomas J. ReeseSeptember 22, 2020
The 16th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast is dividing Catholics along partisan lines because it will honor President Trump's attorney general a little more than a month before the November election.
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Father Zollner said the working group he belongs to, on education and formation, talked about the four webinars on safeguarding that were held over the summer and sponsored by the women's International Union of Superiors General.
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"Tens of thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed,” Persiana Kamberaj, head of programs for Catholic Relief Services in Khartoum, said, adding that flooding has ignited an urgent need for humanitarian aid.
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Pope Francis proposed “to globalize treatment” and said all people should be given access to life-saving medicine.
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"We ask you, Lord, through the intercession of our Mother Virgin Mary, the star of the sea in the storm, to lead our homelands, our churches and our people to the port of safety,” Cardinal Rai pleaded.
Gen. Manoel de Barros, commander of the Brazil's Humanitarian Logistics Task Force and operational coordinator of Operation Welcome, which aims at offering support to Venezuelan immigrants, speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Boa Vista, Brazil, Sept.18, 2020. (CNS photo/Bruno Mancinelle, IOM/Pool via Reuters)
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Pompeo visited sites aiding the Venezuelans in northern-most Roraima state, where many refugees have landed. Since 2015, more than 260,000 Venezuelans have crossed the border into Brazil.
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The judges are Amy Coney Barrett, a federal appellate court judge in Chicago, and Barbara Lagoa, a federal appeals court judge in Atlanta.
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Allyson EscobarSeptember 21, 2020
Why are there so many Catholics on the nation’s highest court?
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Ginsburg died at her home in Washington of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Displaced people rest on the premises of a gas station Sept. 11, 2020, after fires broke out at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The camp, which was mostly destroyed Sept. 9, was home to at least 12,000 people, six times its maximum capacity of just over 2,000 asylum-seekers. (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)
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Even as the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees pleaded with countries to take in more of the 79.5 million displaced people worldwide, the Trump administration has consistently lowered the refugee cap each year.
Sister Beulah Martin, a member of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, center right, of Powhatan, Va., waves in Baltimore's historic St. Francis Xavier Church July 22, 2019, at a Mass honoring jubilarians during a joint conference of black priests, women religious, deacons and seminarians. (CNS photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review)
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"We are holding up the light," the sisters said, "against the sin of racism that is still alive and well in the Catholic Church today."
James E. “Trey” Trainor III speaks in an interview with Church Militant. Video screengrab
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Trainor suggested the bishops avoid political matters because they, like many faith-based groups that offer social services, receive funds from the federal government. He described the arrangement as "almost a payoff" by the government.
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"Unfortunately, what is dying in the hearts of many people, is hope," Cardinal Mario Zenari told the Vatican newspaper.
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About 30,000 Catholic men and women around the world are knights or dames of the Holy Sepulchre, pledging to support the church of Jerusalem with their prayers, regular pilgrimages and financial offerings.
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Pope Francis is giving his blessing to a new Vatican think tank that is seeking to prevent the Mafia and organized crime groups from exploiting the image of the Virgin Mary for their own illicit ends.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Lindsay ChessareSeptember 18, 2020
This production of ‘Godspell’ is striving to be the benchmark for a possible future for theater.
Arts & Culture Film
Erika RasmussenSeptember 18, 2020
A Confederate family kidnaps the film’s Black protagonist, Veronica Henley, a modern-day sociologist and New York Times bestselling author played by Janelle Monáe—and enslaves her in the “past.”
Anita's Tortilleria, a restaurant and gas station on the south side of Fremont, Neb., is one sign of the growing diversity in many American small towns. (Nathan Beacom)
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan BeacomSeptember 18, 2020
As rural America becomes more diverse, it faces many of the problems associated with big cities, writes Nathan Beacom. The urban-rural divide in our politics does not reflect reality.
Politics & Society Short Take
Jayd HenricksSeptember 18, 2020
Not until the Democratic Party feels the pain of losing the Catholic vote will they reconsider their commitment to attacks on religious freedom, the defense of the natural family, support for Catholic schools and other Catholic priorities.