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IMAGE: CNS photo/Michael Hoyt, Catholic Standard By Mark Zimmermann LEONARDTOWN, Md. (CNS) — In the dark of night June 17, 1887, a mob lynched Benjamin Hance, hanging the 22-year-old African American man from the branch of a witch-hazel tree near the road to Newtown Neck in Leonardtown. Hance, a Catholic

IMAGE: CNS photo/Ammar Awad, Reuters By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican reiterated its call for a two-state solution in the Holy Land after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States would no longer recognize the illegality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden BANGKOK (CNS) — Arriving in Thailand after an 11-hour flight, Pope Francis was greeted by 11 children — one for each of the country’s dioceses. Pope Francis caressed the faces of the shy little ones and reciprocated a hug with the bolder, older

IMAGE: CNS photo/Chad Griffith, courtesy Jeannie Gaffigan By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — Jeannie Gaffigan didn’t initially set out to write a book about having her brain tumor removed. It is a story that pretty much rolled out of her usual observations on life, faith and family that have been

IMAGE: NS photo/ Spirt Juice Studios, c By Andrew Butler Burke Masters was a baseball player who waited years for his call up to the major leagues. But when it finally came, he was wearing a different uniform than he expected. Masters, you see, is a Catholic priest. And years

IMAGE: CNS photo/Samir Bol, Reuters By Paige Hanley VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A negligent and selfish culture of food waste is fueling the global hunger crisis, damaging the lives of individuals and preventing the progress of all people, Pope Francis said. "In many places, our brothers and sisters do not

By Jonah McKeown Houston, Texas, Nov 17, 2019 / 03:05 am (CNA).- It took a Catholic evangelist just three days to raise the funds online for an apologetics and faith formation curriculum to distribute to prisons— a place where he says Biblical apologetics are sorely needed. Michael Gormley, host of

By Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Nov 18, 2019 / 01:45 pm (CNA).- American fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A has announced it will stop donating to two large faith-based charitable organizations, after years of criticism from LGBT groups. On Monday, the Chick-Fil-A Foundation announced the organizations it would donate to in 2020. Notably,

By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Nov 19, 2019 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Msgr. Francis Malone, pastor of an Arkansas parish known for having generated many priestly vocations, as the next bishop of Shreveport, Louisiana. Malone, 69, is the pastor of Christ the King in Little Rock,

Peoria, Ill., Nov 18, 2019 / 02:42 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Peoria announced Monday that Venerable Fulton Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at the city’s Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Sheen had been ordained a priest of the diocese in that cathedral Sept. 20, 1919.