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Tennessee's Catholic bishops urge governor to halt upcoming executions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) -- Bishops J. Mark Spalding of Nashville, Richard F. Stika of Knoxville and Martin D. Holley of Memphis have written to Gov. Bill Haslam urging him to "use your authority as governor to put an end to the fast-track executions planned" in the state of Tennessee in the upcoming months.

Provincial says Carmelite nuns in Aleppo live in 'heroic situation'

BEIRUT (CNS) -- Amid the destruction in war-torn Syria, a community of Discalced Carmelites in Aleppo perseveres in its mission of continuous prayer and help to families in need.

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

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.

Pope nominates presidents-delegate for upcoming Synod of Bishops

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As his delegates to preside over sessions of the Synod of Bishops in October, Pope Francis has chosen four cardinals from countries where young people are facing special challenges.

A good Christian shares the Gospel, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- All Christians are called to be missionaries, concerned more with sharing the Gospel than with earning money or even with being successful at winning converts, Pope Francis said.

Lawmaker urges protecting religious liberty of adoption, foster agencies

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- An amendment sponsored by a congressman from Alabama and approved by the House Appropriations Committee July 11 aims to protect Catholic and other faith-based agencies that choose, based on their religious conviction, not to place children with same-sex couples for adoption or foster care.

France vs. Croatia: A Catholic World Cup breakdown

Denver, Colo., Jul 12, 2018 CNA.- On Sunday, France and Croatia will square off on the soccer pitch for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship. While most U.S. Catholics are only casual soccer fans, many will join more than 3 billion people around the world who are expected to watch the game.

Extension's help to rebuild Texas diocese after Harvey like a 'rainbow'

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (CNS) -- After Hurricane Harvey last year, "there was no rainbow," Bishop Curtis J. Guillory of Beaumont said about the massive destruction wrought by the storm.

If confirmed, Kavanaugh will keep Catholic majority in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- When Brett Kavanaugh took to the podium July 9 at the White House after being introduced as President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, he revealed, among other things, that his Catholic faith is a big part of his life.

If it is broke, fix it: Ideas on reshaping U.S. immigration policy

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In 2008, Kenan Thompson of "Saturday Night Live" unveiled a "financial expert" character named Oscar Rogers on the "Weekend Update" segment. His advice on the economy, shouted loudly and often as the nation was careening into the Great Recession, was "Fix it!"