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A lawn towel with the image of the American flag lies abandoned on a stretch of grass next to a road.
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Catholic News Service
Cardinal Cupich, among others, expressed dismay at the recent mass shootings in Chicago and Philadelphia. Cupich repeated his call “to enact serious, broadly popular gun safety measures.”
America Staff
Cardinal-designate McElroy told reporters on May 31 that he believed the pope selected him because he wanted a cardinal on the U.S. West Coast and because of his support for the pope’s pastoral and ecclesial priorities.
The Editors
The danger we face as a church is not so much hostility toward the church and its sacraments, but apathy.
With empty pews on his right and left, a man walks away, towards the open doors of the church
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“The figures for 2021 show the profound crisis in which we find ourselves as the Catholic Church in Germany," said Bishop Georg Bätzing.
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Catholic News Service
The archbishop of San Antonio offered prayers for 46 people found dead and another 16 survivors discovered June 27 in sweltering conditions in a semi-truck. Four more later died after being taken to hospitals.
Gerard O’Connell
The Irish-born American cardinal and former bishop of Dallas, Tex., is considered a big hitter in the Vatican because of the many important responsibilities that Pope Francis has entrusted to him in recent years.