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Court says N.Y. pandemic limits on houses of worship restrict religious freedom

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 5-4 decision issued just before midnight Nov. 25, the Supreme...

Study leads to benchmarks for sexual misconduct policies at seminaries

Policy benchmarks developed from a study of sexual harassment and misconduct at seminaries and religious...

Bishops say Advent during pandemic can be a time to draw closer to Jesus

CLEVELAND (CNS) — The pandemic and new limits on daily activities present a special time...

Food banks do their best to help families have a hearty Thanksgiving meal

PATERSON, N.J. (CNS) — Going hungry is bad enough at any time, but at Thanksgiving,...

Church aids tiny Colombian island’s residents left homeless by hurricane

ISLE DE PROVIDENCIA, Colombia (CNS) — Laidy Betancourt now sleeps in a tent with her...

Communities that take their own ‘path’ lack Holy Spirit, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he was dismayed by Catholic communities and groups...

Use of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines is morally acceptable, say bishops

WASHINGTON (CNS) — While confusion has arisen in recent days in the media over “the...

Mexican church, civic leaders: No pilgrims at basilica for Guadalupe feast

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — Mexican church and civic officials have canceled public feast celebrations for...

New date for local WYD suits needs of dioceses, Vatican official says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ decision to move the local celebrations of World Youth...

In Washington, with new president, cardinal-designate hopes for dialogue

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Washington’s new cardinal and with a Catholic soon to be...