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Knights pilgrimage center will focus on founder's spirituality, charity

Fr. Michael McGivney's beatification will take place at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford Oct. 31.

Church leaders seek aid for Catholic students in coronavirus relief bill

Some of the country's most prominent church leaders appealed to congressional negotiators to include financial support for families to continue to send their children to Catholic and non-public schools in a coronavirus relief bill currently being negotiated.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop John LeVoir of New Ulm, Minn.

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop John M. LeVoir of New Ulm, Minnesota. He has headed the diocese since 2008.

Weapons must be set aside for peace to flourish, pope says

For peace to flourish, weapons of war must be set aside, especially nuclear weapons that can obliterate entire cities and countries, Pope Francis said on the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

Citing COVID-19 economic toll, Newark closing five schools, merging three

Citing the toll COVID-19 is taking on school enrollments and finances, the Archdiocese of Newark's Office of Schools announced Aug. 4 that five elementary schools will not reopen this fall and three elementary schools will consolidate with nearby school communities.

Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid

Changing the words of the formula for baptism renders the sacrament invalid, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Isaias spares dioceses, but response ready for any in need of help

Catholic churches, schools and other properties were spared serious damage by a mid-season tropical storm that raced up the East Coast in early August.

Francis names six women to group that oversees Vatican's finances

Pope Francis named six women to the high-level group that oversees the Vatican's finances Aug. 6, in what may represent the most senior appointments yet of women among the Catholic Church's exclusively male leadership structure.

Copy Desk Daily, Aug. 6, 2020

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Nuclear era that began in 1945 poses moral questions for the 21st century

The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by atomic bomb explosions 75 years ago this August, hastening the end of World War II. And while a nuclear arms race emerged during the 1960s, such weapons have not been deployed in warfare since. Nuclear disarmament advocates want to keep it that way.