Archive for June, 2017

Dialogue with Muslims, defend human dignity, pope tells missionaries

Dialogue with Muslims, defend human dignity, pope tells missionaries

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Missionaries are entrusted with bringing hope to poor Christian communities while building bridges with Muslims and protecting human rights, Pope Francis told a group of men and women missionaries.

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U.S. Catholics join pope in praying for victims of London attacks

U.S. Catholics join pope in praying for victims of London attacks

U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and severely injured in the latest terrorist attacks in London the night of June 3.

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President takes travel ban battle to U.S. Supreme Court — and Twitter

President takes travel ban battle to U.S. Supreme Court — and Twitter

| Rhina Guidos | June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a series of tweets June 5, U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to express frustration with his own lawyers’ efforts to push forward with a revised version of a plan that seeks to temporarily ban travelers and refugees from certain majority Muslim countries, and said the lawyers “should have stayed with the original travel ban.”

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As school year ends, pope tells students: Don’t fear goodbyes, unknown

As school year ends, pope tells students: Don’t fear goodbyes, unknown

| Carol Glatz | June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Life is a long series of hellos and goodbyes, so don’t be afraid to let go of the past; remember old friends, but keep moving and be open to the new, Pope Francis told students as the school year was coming to an end.

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Catholic organizations decry U.S. decision to abandon climate accord

Catholic organizations decry U.S. decision to abandon climate accord

Catholic leaders said President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement snubs the needs of impoverished people around the world and eschews responsibility to begin addressing the causes of global warming.

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Shieldsville parish to raise funds June 23 for Philippine medical mission

Shieldsville parish to raise funds June 23 for Philippine medical mission

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Victor Valencia will have a fundraiser at St. Patrick June 23 with a presentation about the mission, a meal and live music. The 2018 Bais Bay Philippine Medical Mission needs $55,000 for its medical expenses.

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Church leaders welcome leaked HHS draft lifting contraceptive mandate

Church leaders welcome leaked HHS draft lifting contraceptive mandate

| Carol Zimmermann | June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 125-page document leaked to the press May 31 — and under final review by the White House Office of Management and Budget — details objections to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers cover contraceptives in their employee health plans despite their moral objections to such coverage.

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