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Catholic schools make outreach to Hispanic community a priority

By Katie Scott Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — As a cap-and-gown clad Sally Luciano stepped across the stage to receive her high school diploma this past June, she was surrounded by the cheers of Kleenex-clutching parents and the faculty and staff of St. Mary’s Academy, the 158-year-old prep…



Philippine nun works to help users avoid death in drug war

By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo Catholic News Service MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — After emerging from a face-to-face meeting with six drug users, Sister Maria Juanita “Nenet” Dano heaved a small sigh of relief that perhaps these men would not meet a bloody end like dozens of others in the San…



Diocese marks anniversary of St. Marianne Cope’s death with novena

By Nicole Ossevoort, Diocesan Communications & Social Media Specialist Those devoted to Syracuse’s very own saint, St. Marianne Cope, have been praying a special novena in commemoration of the anniversary of her death on August 9. The Saint Marianne Cope Shrine & Museum, located in Syracuse, invited faithful to join them…


Create unity where there is division, pope tells Peruvians

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Preparing for his visit to Peru in 2018, Pope Francis called on the country’s people to follow the example of the Peruvian saints who brought unity amid division. “You have so many saints — and great saints, who marked Latin America;…


Israeli archaeologists think they found lost Roman city of Julias

By Judith Sudilovsky Catholic News Service JERUSALEM (CNS) — After decades of searching, Israeli archaeologists working on the shores of the Sea of Galilee believe they have uncovered the lost Roman city of Julias, home of the apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip. Mordechai Aviam, head of the Kinneret Institute for…


New Smithsonian exhibit explores diversity of religion in early America

By Carolyn Mackenzie Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s new exhibition, “Religion in Early America,” celebrates the free exercise of religion and the religious diversity that define American faith life. The exhibit features artifacts from Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other major world religions….


Notre Dame great Parseghian a supporter of school’s Catholic faith

By Matthew Davis Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Though not a Catholic himself, legendary University of Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian had a notable respect for the school’s Catholic faith as well as the Fighting Irish’s gridiron tradition. “There was always an underlying spirituality to whatever…