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Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The future cannot be understood without reflecting on the past and on the history and traditions passed on to young people from parents and grandparents, Pope Francis said. “It’s from your roots that you will get the strength to…




Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump announced July 9 that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic who once clerked for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. “What matters is not a judge’s…


Trump has chance to reshape court in choosing Kennedy’s successor

By Steve Larkin | Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump has the chance to reshape the Supreme Court by filling the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Replacing Kennedy, who is Catholic and has been on the court since 1988, with anyone on his list of…


At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

By Rhina Guidos | Catholic News Service MCALLEN, Texas (CNS) — Some had been on the road for weeks, others for days, and some entered looking haggard and sunburned with little more than the clothes they were wearing, some holding the hands of their children as a group of Catholic bishops joined…



Priest retirements, assignment changes announced

The Diocese of Syracuse has announced the following priest retirements and assignment changes: Priest retirements • Father Philip C. Brockmyre, pastor of St. Stephen’s Church in Phoenix: retires August 1, 2018. • Father Paul J. Drobin, Newman chaplain with the Newman Community at Utica College: retires July 1, 2018. •…


Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

By Mark Pattison | Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration’s family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The executive order seeks to work around a 1997 consent decree that bars the federal…