Vatican: More must be done to protect rights, dignity of refugees
A man holds a placard reading "Black Lives Matter, Refugee Lives Matter" during a demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens June 26, 2020. (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters) See VATICAN-REFUGEES-JURKOVIC July 9, 2020.

Vatican: More must be done to protect rights, dignity of refugees

A man holds a placard reading "Black Lives Matter, Refugee Lives Matter" during a demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens June 26, 2020. CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters. VATICAN CITY…

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July 16 virtual pilgrimage to Lourdes to affirm prayer against COVID-19
Candles are seen around a statue of Mary in the grotto at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France in this file photo. The shrine will hold a worldwide virtual pilgrimage July 16, the anniversary of the last apparition of Mary. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See COVID-VIRTUAL-LOURDES July 10, 2020.

July 16 virtual pilgrimage to Lourdes to affirm prayer against COVID-19

Candles are seen around a statue of Mary in the grotto at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France in this file photo. The shrine will hold a…

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Update: Twins conjoined at head successfully separated at Vatican-owned hospital
Twin sisters Ervina and Prefina, who had been joined from the back of the head since birth, are pictured with their mother, Ermine, at the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome in this photo released July 8, 2020. (CNS photo/courtesy Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu via Reuters) See VATICAN-HOSPITAL-CONJOINED-TWINS July 8, 2020. Editors: for editorial use with this story only.

Update: Twins conjoined at head successfully separated at Vatican-owned hospital

Twin sisters Ervina and Prefina, who had been joined from the back of the head since birth, are pictured with their mother, Ermine, at the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome…

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Update: Priest joins suit, cites COVID in trying to halt federal execution
Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore welcomes pro-lifers in Annapolis, Md., March 4, 2019, during his opening prayer for the Maryland March for Life. (CNS photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review) See MARYLAND-MARCH-LIFE March 11, 2019.

Update: Priest joins suit, cites COVID in trying to halt federal execution

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CNS) -- A Benedictine priest asked by a death-row prisoner to minister to him prior to his execution has filed an intervention pleading to join a lawsuit…

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Catholic universities oppose ICE guidance for international students
A man works with a laptop in this 2017 illustration photo. (CNS photo/Nguyen Huy Kham, Reuters) See ICE-FOREIGN-STUDENTS to come.

Catholic universities oppose ICE guidance for international students

A man works with a laptop in this 2017 illustration photo. CNS photo/Nguyen Huy Kham, Reuters. WASHINGTON (CNS) -- U.S. Catholic college and university leaders have joined the nation's higher…

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New York Archdiocese closes 20 schools; six more close in Brooklyn Diocese
A locked fence is seen at St. Mel's Catholic Academy in the Flushing section of the Queens borough of New York July 9, 2020, the day the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., announced that financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing it to close six schools, including St. Mel's. Citing similar reasons, the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., the same day announced it will shutter six of its schools. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See NY-BROOKLYN-SCHOOL-CLOSINGS July 9, 2020.

New York Archdiocese closes 20 schools; six more close in Brooklyn Diocese

A locked fence is seen at St. Mel's Catholic Academy in the Flushing section of the Queens borough of New York July 9, 2020, the day the Diocese of Brooklyn,…

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Schools moving forward with August opening
Schools in the Diocese of Nashville are plannign to welcome students back to the classroom in August. Schools are already preparing for the new academic year. Dan Singelyn, director of technology for Pope John Paul II High School, prepares an I-Pad for use by a student. The school is entering its third year of providing every studnet with an I-Pad that can be used both in the classroom or when working from home.

Schools moving forward with August opening

Schools in the Diocese of Nashville are planning to welcome students back to the classroom in August. Schools are already preparing for the new academic year. Dan Singelyn, director of…

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COVID-19 strikes immigrant, refugee communities
Andrea Dowlen, left, an Americorps worker with Catholic Charities of Tennessee, and Matthew Grimes, a Catholic Charities volunteer, fill emergency food boxes for people who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the March 3 tornadoes, and other events. The boxes, with food donated by the Ladies of Charity among others, contains enough food to feed two people for five to seven meals. Anyone interested in donated items for the emergency food boxes should contact Wendy Overlock at 615-934-7077.

COVID-19 strikes immigrant, refugee communities

Andrea Dowlen, left, an Americorps worker with Catholic Charities of Tennessee, and Matthew Grimes, a Catholic Charities volunteer, fill emergency food boxes for people who have been affected by the…

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Dinner with bishop, Vrabels highlight auction for Seminarian Education
The 10th annual Seminarian Education Dinner and Auction was held Tuesday, May 21 at Holy Family Church in Brentwood. The event, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Serra Club, raises money to fund the education of about two dozen men in formation for the priesthood for the Diocese of Nashville.

Dinner with bishop, Vrabels highlight auction for Seminarian Education

Father Austin Gilstrap, right, diocesan director of vocation formation, prepares to introduce the seminarians of the Diocese of Nashville at the 10th annual Seminarian Education Dinner and Auction held May…

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