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WASHINGTON — The Archdiocese of Washington filed suit in federal court Nov. 28 over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s advertising guidelines after the transit system rejected an Advent and Christmas advertisement. The archdiocese seeks injunctive relief after WMATA, as the agency is known, refused to allow an ad promoting

By Mark Pattison BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops approved the budget for their restricted and unrestricted funds for 2018 in a 125-4 vote, with three abstentions. Passage required a majority of members present. They also narrowly approved a 3 percent increase in the diocesan assessment for 2019 by a

IMAGE: CNS photo/Bob Roller By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16- to 29-year-olds around the world. The questionnaire

CAIRO (CNS) — Masked assailants attacked a bus carrying Coptic Orthodox Christians on the way to St. Samuel Monastery in southern Egypt, killing at least 26 people, many of them children, according to the country’s Interior Ministry. “It is too early to say who is behind it, but certainly terrorists,

An artist’s depiction of Our Lady of Fatima appearing to the three children in 1917. (Courtesy Photo)
IMAGE: CNS photo/Paulo Cunha, EPA Catholic Telegraph Update: The Companions of St. James has a tour to Fatima. The Tour begins September 24th – October 5th, 2017 with Bishop Joseph Binzer. For details go to By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While conversion and prayer are at

IMAGE: CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano, handout By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Catholic approach to development aims at helping people achieve both physical and spiritual well-being and promotes both individual responsibility and community ties, Pope Francis said. A development that is “fully human” recognizes that being a person means

By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead. “We are horrified by the latest events in Syria. I strongly deplore the unacceptable massacre that took place yesterday in the

IMAGE: CNS By Rhina Guidos WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma. “It’s official! Praised be Jesus Christ!

A displaced Iraqi child walks outside tents Dec. 9 at the Hassan Sham camp near Mosul. As Christians in the Middle East look back on 2016, they wonder if there will be much to celebrate amid mounting challenges, particularly for those displaced by conflicts in Iraq and Syria. (CNS photo/Ahmed Jadallah, Reuters)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — As Christians in the Middle East look back on 2016, they wonder if there will be much to celebrate amid mounting challenges, particularly for those displaced by conflicts in Iraq and Syria. “As much as we are pleased that our homelands from which thousands of Christians were

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy NCEA By Valerie Schmalz SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) — The Trump administration’s apparent endorsement of parental school choice could present a “huge opportunity” for Catholic school parents, the president of the National Catholic Educational Association told a group of Catholic high school teachers in San Francisco. “This could