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May 13, 2021
Staff Reporter
In a statement released Wednesday, the USCCB laments a serious shortfall in fundraising efforts for the CCC, due largely to a “perfect storm” of increasing demands and plunging donations.
April 30, 2021
Charles Camosy
We are, right now, apparently willing to look the other way on abuse of the elderly because we really don’t believe it is abuse of people who are “like us."
April 29, 2021
Priscilla Huff
US President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, urging national unity while also proposing an ambitious - and inevitably contentious - legislative agenda.
April 21, 2021
Priscilla Huff
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The jury deliberated about 10 hours before coming back with their unanimous findings. The National Fraternal Order of Police says the justice system worked as it should, that the trial was fair and the process was served.
April 17, 2021
Staff Reporter
"They told us they didn’t know there were children associated with his pastor assignment,” parent Kim McRoberts told FOX19NOW. “At some point, we just had to laugh it was so ridiculously stupid."
April 14, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
The liturgy is reportedly billed as a “Mass of Thanksgiving” in a memo that went to Crookston priests. The Apostolic Administrator appointed for Crookston, 78-year-old Bishop Richard Pates (emeritus of Des Moines, Iowa) will reportedly concelebrate.
April 13, 2021
Staff Reporter
A statement on the website of the Crookston diocese says that Pope Francis has "asked for, and has now accepted" Bishop Hoeppner's resignation "after an extensive investigation."
April 13, 2021
Staff Reporter
“I have been praying for [Wright’s] eternal repose, for his family and for all those who loved him,” Archbishop Hebda said, adding that he is “also praying for the Brooklyn Center Police officer involved in the shooting, and for her family and friends. I suspect that they are grieving in a different way.”
April 12, 2021
CNA Staff
A joint statement from the bishops of Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo on April 6 announced that the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation will be restored on Pentecost, May 23. 
April 06, 2021
Matt Hadro/CNA
Food insecurity has been an ongoing issue in the region and around the country; the number of families receiving weekly meals at Catholic Charities increased tenfold during the pandemic. Fr. John Enzler, president and CEO at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. told CNA that a looming eviction crisis will soon become a massive problem.
April 03, 2021
Priscilla Huff
It is thought this was not an act of terror or an attack in the vein of the political violence of January 6, 2021.
March 31, 2021
CNA Staff
“The rise in violence against Asian people across the country is alarming and horrific to all people of right reason,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote in a March 30 statement.