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2020 census is counting on religious leaders to promote participation

2020 census is counting on religious leaders to promote participation

| Carol Zimmermann | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Realizing that many people are hesitant to fill out the upcoming census, the U.S. Census Bureau is calling on religious leaders to help promote it.

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‘Laudato Si” at five: Project seeks to foster prayerful climate action

‘Laudato Si” at five: Project seeks to foster prayerful climate action

| Dennis Sadowski | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment set the path five years ago and now a new effort by the Catholic Climate Covenant seeks to shape an intergenerational movement to respond through action and prayer to the challenges posed by climate change.

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Philippine bishops release additional guidelines to fight coronavirus

Philippine bishops release additional guidelines to fight coronavirus

| Ryan Harms | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Amid continuing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Catholics in the Philippines have been asked not to kiss or touch the cross when they venerate it on Good Friday, April 10.

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Full look at Vatican wartime role will take patience, archivists say

Full look at Vatican wartime role will take patience, archivists say

| Carol Glatz | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the Vatican’s wartime archives open to researchers March 2, it will be just the start of what should be a long, slow process of studying, analyzing and publishing findings, said the Vatican’s archivist and librarian.

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U.S. Eastern Catholic bishops thank pope for lifting ban on married priests

U.S. Eastern Catholic bishops thank pope for lifting ban on married priests

| Cindy Wooden | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis “is a father who knows very well his daughters and sons,” including those who belong to the Eastern Catholic churches, said the Armenian Catholic bishop of the United States and Canada.

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Fla. diocese declares Safe Haven Sunday to focus on harms of pornography

Fla. diocese declares Safe Haven Sunday to focus on harms of pornography

| February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of St. Petersburg has declared Feb. 23 as Safe Haven Sunday, a day when parishes in the diocese set aside time to address “the pervasive problem of pornography and its devastating effects on marriages and families.”

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Priest hopes being in spotlight at Josh Groban concert can inspire good

Priest hopes being in spotlight at Josh Groban concert can inspire good

| Gabriella Patti | February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Everything about that Sunday night was a surprise for Father Patrick Setto, starting with his cousins surprising him with tickets to a Josh Groban concert in Windsor, across the border from Detroit, and ending with the world-famous tenor passing off his microphone to the priest.

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Being meek does not mean being a pushover, pope says at audience

Being meek does not mean being a pushover, pope says at audience

| Carol Glatz | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Those who are meek are patient, gentle and merciful, drawing people together and salvaging relationships, Pope Francis said.

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Vietnamese priest serves villagers quarantined for coronavirus

Vietnamese priest serves villagers quarantined for coronavirus

| February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Vietnamese priest who offers voluntary services to villagers quarantined for the coronavirus has called on people to respect and give medical supplies to them. Ucanews.com reported Father Joseph Hoang Trong Huu, 35, has provided pastoral and health services in Son Loi commune in Vinh Phuc province since Feb. 16. The government sealed off the […]

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