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United States

Bishop prays for healing, consolation in wake of latest US mass shootings

The Archbishop of Las Vegas has offered his thoughts and prayers for the victims and survivors of a mass shooting at the University of Nevada on Wednesday. Source: Crux.

United States

FBI director clashes with senators over leaked memo targeting Catholics

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation director has clashed with Republicans over a leaked memo that alleged political extremism in some Catholic groups. Source: UCA News.

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US priest marries 18-year-old woman in civil ceremony 

A soon-to-be-laicised American priest has civilly married the young woman with whom he fled to Europe in July. Source: OSV News.

Abortion United States

Abortion to be ‘preeminent priority’ in voting guide for US Catholics

The United States bishops will continue to highlight the threat of abortion as a “preeminent priority” in the introduction to a guide they’ll disseminate to Catholic voters ahead of the 2024 election. Source: CNA.

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Outspoken critic of Pope removed from leadership of US diocese

Following a recent visitation and several instances of outspoken opposition to the current papacy, the Vatican announced on Saturday that US Bishop Joseph Strickland has been removed from the leadership of his Texas diocese. Source: Crux.

Pope Francis United States

Pope offers prayers after mass shooting in US

After the “unspeakable tragedy” of the shooting rampage that left 18 people dead and another dozen injured in Lewiston, Maine, Pope Francis prayed that God would give the entire United States his “blessings of strength and peace”. Source: OSV News.

Formation Priesthood United States

US seminary starts preparatory year program for priest candidates

A United States seminary has launched a yearlong program to better introduce Catholic men studying for the priesthood to the basics of faith formation, spiritual direction and service to the local community. Source: NCR Online.

United States

California diocese warns about imposter priests 

A Californian diocese has issued a warning about a pair of imposters posing as Catholic clergy and charging high fees for blessings and sacraments. Source: National Catholic Register.

Pope Francis United States

Pope calls for release of Gaza hostages and discusses aid with Biden

Pope Francis has called for the release of Israeli hostages held in Gaza and spoken with US President Joe Biden to discuss the humanitarian crisis and the need to de-escalate violence in the region. Source: NCR Online.