An extraordinary minister of holy Communion in Brooklyn, N.Y., distributes the Eucharist during Mass in this 2008 file photo. A new Pew study about the level of Catholic belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the body and blood of Christ. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Pew survey shows majority of Catholics don’t believe in ‘Real Presence’

A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the body and blood of Christ.

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People stand near crosses Aug. 5, 2019, in honor of the victims of a mass shooting Aug. 3 at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Since 1996 cross builder Greg Zanis of Aurora, Ill., has delivered free of charge more than 26,000 wooden memorials at the site of mass murders and other tragedies across the U.S. (CNS photo/Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters)

Priest at parish near El Paso shooting: ‘Let’s take care of each other’

When Father Michael Lewis, parochial vicar at St. Pius X Parish in El Paso, Texas, first heard about the shooting that took place a mile and a half from his parish, he said he would do whatever was needed.

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People hold up lights from their cellphones during a vigil May 8, 2019, for victims of a shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado. Kendrick Castillo, an 18-year-old Catholic senior at the time who lost life trying to protect fellow students, has been declared a Knight of Columbus posthumously. (CNS photo/Rick Wilking, Reuters)

Teen who died saving classmates in school shooting made a Knight

As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, the Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school.

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Author Toni Morrison died August 5 at the age of 88. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Toni Morrison, author baptized Catholic as child, dies at age 88

Toni Morrison, award-winning author of 11 novels whose words brought to life the experiences of African American women, died Aug. 5 at age 88 in New York due to complications from pneumonia.

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A mourner leaves a candle at the scene of a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2019. Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 31 dead and dozens injured in Ohio and Texas Aug. 3 and 4. (CNS /Bryan Woolston, Reuters)

Beyond prayers, U.S. bishops stress action after deadly shootings

In response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 3 and 4, several U.S. bishops expressed their support and prayers for victims while also expressing outrage that these tragedies continue to occur.

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A woman prays during an Aug, 4, 2019, vigil, a day after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 31 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4. (CNS photo/Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters)

El Paso bishop meets with victims, family members of Texas mass shooting

The bishop of El Paso, Texas, met with the families of those who were killed and wounded during the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmart in the city where he serves, and in a statement following the meeting said his heart "was breaking," after seeing up-close the human aftermath of the crime.

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Mourners take part in a vigil near the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 3, 2019. The Catholic dioceses of El Paso, and neighboring Las Cruces, New Mexico, have joined in prayer after the shooting left several dead and many injured. (CNS photo/Carlos Sanchez, Reuters)

Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.

Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 29 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4.

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Capuchin Father Emiliano Antenucci presents an image of Our Lady of Silence to Pope Francis at the Vatican March 22, 2019. Father Antenucci said that silence "is the womb where words that are true are born." (CNS photo/courtesy Father Emiliano Antenucci) See VATICAN-LETTER-SILENCE July 31, 2019.

Spirituality of silence is a journey toward God, priest says

Pope Francis hung a bright red sign on his home-office door two summers ago that reads, "No Complaining Allowed."

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Father Daniel Groody, associate professor of theology and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame, shown in this 2012 photo, says many in the immigration debate have legitimate concerns about the influx of immigrants entering the U.S. illegally. But he argued that borders are not absolute and that "there is also a way of seeing deeper questions about law and our relationship with others." (CNS photo/courtesy Father Groody) See IMMIGRATION-CHILDREN-FEAR-STRESS Aug. 1, 2019.

Catholic Charities helps immigrant children with increased fear, stress

The crushing, life-altering event can occur during the most mundane circumstances—as parents pay a traffic ticket or drop kids off at school.

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Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory greets a Little Sister of the Poor at the Jeanne Jugan Residence the order operates for the elderly poor in Washington April 5, 2019. Archbishop Gregory is calling for an end to divisive, disrespectful speech. (CNS photo/Jaclyn Lippelmann, Catholic Standard) See GREGORY-DIVISIVE-SPEECH Aug. 1, 2019.

Gregory: Offensive speech, actions ‘growing plague’ and ‘must end’

Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory said recent public comments by President Donald Trump and others about Baltimore and the responses those remarks have generated "have deepened divisions and diminished our national life."

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