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Updated: July 5th, 2015
Mass for archdiocese, visit to prison top pope's Philadelphia itinerary
MATTHEW GAMBINO Catholic News Service
Sunday, 05 July 2015
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- The first stop for Pope Francis when he visits Philadelphia the morning of Sept. 26 will be the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul to celebrate a special Mass for the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The previously unannounced Mass is part of the pope's itinera...
RICHARD SZCZEPANOWSKI Catholic News Service
Saturday, 04 July 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis will make history during his visit to Washington in September, when he becomes the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress and he says the first canonization Mass to be celebrated in the United States. Wash...
PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service
Thursday, 02 July 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a June 29 order, the Supreme Court continued to shield several Pennsylvania religious institutions from having to provide employees with health care coverage that includes contraceptives. The order in a case filed by the bisho...
PATRICIA ZAPOR Catholic News Service
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In another in a series of bitterly divided end-of-term cases, the Supreme Court June 29 upheld the execution protocol used by Oklahoma and several other states. The 5-4 ruling written by Justice Samuel Alito upheld lower courts t...
CINDY WOODEN, Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic's approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit. ...
JULIE ASHER Catholic News Service
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state and local levels will take time, said Archbishop William E. Lori ...
LAURA IERACI Catholic News Service
Monday, 29 June 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Holy See and Palestine have signed a historic agreement that supports a two-state solution to the ongoing conflict in the Holy Land, based on the 1967 borders between Israel ...
AMY WISE TAYLOR Catholic News Service
Sunday, 28 June 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. (CNS) -- The crowd that poured onto the Capitol grounds June 24 to mourn a slain state senator and pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was a tribute not just to him, but to each of the ...
CAROL GLATZ Catholic News Service
Saturday, 27 June 2015
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis and the Vatican have stepped up action concerning the protection of minors from abuse by clergy and the accountability of bishops to stop perpetrators. The pope app...
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Saturday, 27 June 2015
The Catholic Chronicle was honored by the Catholic Press Association with four awards during the association’s annual conference June 26. Awards included first place for Best Reporting on Special A...