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New US coalition seeks sainthood for five African-Americans

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RNS The founders of two religious orders and an African-American priest who had to train in Rome because no US seminary would accept him are among five candidates being supported for sainthood by a new coalition of black Catholic organisations. The initiative was announced on Tuesday at Xavier University in New Orleans, where a new […]

At US Catholic bishops conference, a deeper embrace of Pope Francis — and relevancy

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RNS The spring meeting of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops is historically the less eventful of the American church leadership’s two annual gatherings. It tends to be sparsely attended, focused on ecclesiastic procedures and mostly, well, boring. But this year’s meeting, at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa here, saw the bishops not […]