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Katrina odyssey brought many blessings for New Orleans priest

By Beth Donze, Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — Like many of his brother priests, Father Dennis Hayes decided to take his chances and stay put as Katrina teased the Louisiana coast, hoping the storm’s Category 5 fury would spare his parish of St. Louise de Marillac in Arabi….



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LCWR speaker says times call for ‘partnerships, companions in mission’

HOUSTON (CNS) — The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said an approach of “respectful, honest, open dialogue” about “matters at the core of our life” was what led to an agreeable conclusion this spring to the Vatican’s doctrinal assessment of LCWR and mandate for reform. Please…




Catholic headlines for August 17, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines today: • You could win a ticket to see Pope Francis in DC, courtesy of Senator Chuck Schumer. Enter a raffle to win either a pair of tickets to see the Holy Father at his audience outside the Capitol (100…


U.S. Embassy in Cuba reopens, ending 54-year diplomatic break

HAVANA (CNS) — With Havana Harbor’s bright blue waters and a trio of vintage U.S. cars parked along the Malecon framing the scene, Secretary of State John Kerry officially reopened the U.S. Embassy in Cuba Aug. 14, marking the end of more than 54 years of fractured diplomatic relations. Please…


Catholic headlines for August 14, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines today: • The U.S. flag is flying over the American embassy in Havana today, marking the restoration of diplomatic ties with Cuba. At the reopening of the embassy, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced his thanks to Pope Francis for…