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Bannon remarks on ’60 Minutes’ revive anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant views

By Robert P. Lockwood Catholic News Service FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CNS) — When former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and the U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, he resurrected widespread 19th-century anti-Catholic nativist charges against the church and immigrants to the United States. In an…




N.Y. firefighters march, pray for peers as they recall events of 9/11

By Matthew O’Connor, Catholic News Service BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — The ritual of remembrance continues. Just as in previous years, Fire Department of New York Battalion 57 marched 2.5 miles from the World Trade Center, across the Brooklyn Bridge, ending at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn to remember…


Indian Salesian abducted in Yemen freed

By Junno Arocho, Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Indian Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen and held captive for more than a year, was freed. According to Oman’s state-run news agency ONA, Father Uzhunnalil was “rescued” by Oman authorities “in…


Supreme Court blocks lower court’s ruling that lifted Trump travel ban

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) —The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked part of a lower court ruling that would have allowed certain refugees into the country even though they had been banned by a presidential executive order. The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to overturn part of…



Cathedral joyfully rededicated following restoration

By Katherine Long, Editor On a Sunday in 1904, St. Mary’s Church in Syracuse was dedicated as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the Mother Church of the Diocese of Syracuse. More than a century later, on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the newly restored…


In TV interview, Steve Bannon slams church, bishops over immigration

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In an interview set to air Sept. 10 on the CBS TV program “60 Minutes,” former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, saying “they need illegal aliens to fill the…


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State Court of Appeals rejects assisted suicide

Assisted suicide remains prohibited in New York following a Sept. 7 decision from the state’s Court of Appeals rejecting arguments for a constitutional right to “aid-in-dying.” “Although New York has long recognized a competent adult’s right to forgo life-saving medical care, we reject plaintiffs’ argument that an individual has a fundamental…