Archive for July, 2017

With battle lines drawn on net neutrality, what’s next?

With battle lines drawn on net neutrality, what’s next?

| Mark Pattison | July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The initial comment period for Americans to tell the Federal Communications Commission what they thought of its proposed “Restoring Internet Freedom” initiative closed July 21.

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Pope leads prayers for victims of ‘perverse plague’ of trafficking

Pope leads prayers for victims of ‘perverse plague’ of trafficking

| Cindy Wooden | July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Human trafficking is “brutal, savage and criminal,” Pope Francis said, but often it seems like people see it as a sad, but normal fact of life.

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Ann Arbor Dominicans to begin teaching at St. Agnes next year

Ann Arbor Dominicans to begin teaching at St. Agnes next year

| July 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Kevin Ferdinandt, St. Agnes’ headmaster, said he is “eager to welcome a teaching order back to Saint Agnes, especially one of the caliber of the Dominican Sisters of Ann Arbor.”

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Thanks ‘bee’ to God: Iowa beekeeper honored for service as catechist

Thanks ‘bee’ to God: Iowa beekeeper honored for service as catechist

| Dan Russo | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a recent sunny Saturday morning, Bob Fassbinder and his wife, Kathy, were surrounded by a chorus of buzzing bees as he held up a hive full of honey.

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Giving Voice network connects women religious for community, activism

Giving Voice network connects women religious for community, activism

| Carolyn Mackenzie | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Giving Voice, a network for women religious under 50, encourages participants to form a community and share their gifts with the whole network and society at large.

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Land O’ Lakes statement on Catholic higher education turns 50

Land O’ Lakes statement on Catholic higher education turns 50

| Carol Zimmermann | July 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

Not all Catholics are familiar with the Land O’ Lakes statement, a document on Catholic higher education with a cool sounding name, but this landmark text needs no explanation for Catholic college and university leaders.

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Catholic group asks U.S. government to drop appeal in HHS mandate case

Catholic group asks U.S. government to drop appeal in HHS mandate case

| Mark Pattison | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Benefits Association has filed a motion with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver over a three-year-old appeal by three Cabinet departments in a case involving the “HHS mandate” that says all employers must provide contraceptive coverage.

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After repeal fails, ‘task remains’ to reform health care, says bishop

After repeal fails, ‘task remains’ to reform health care, says bishop

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

After the Senate Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass a “skinny” repeal to remove parts of the Affordable Care Act in the early hours of July 28, a U.S. bishop said the “task of reforming the health care system still remains.”

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‘We are bridge builders’: Maronite Catholic youth gather in Lebanon

‘We are bridge builders’: Maronite Catholic youth gather in Lebanon

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

They came from around the world, from Australia, South America, Europe and the United States. Some came from Africa, and some from nearby countries in the Middle East.

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Kenyan Catholic bishops urge peaceful vote

Kenyan Catholic bishops urge peaceful vote

| Fredrick Nzwili | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kenyan Catholic bishops have urged the citizens to prepare to vote peacefully in the Aug. 8 general elections.

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Upcoming referendum will only worsen crisis, Venezuelan bishops say

Upcoming referendum will only worsen crisis, Venezuelan bishops say

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Days before a referendum to elect a constituent assembly to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution, leaders of the country’s bishops’ conference said the referendum is illegal and will only increase the suffering of the people.

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Health care laws must begin and end with human person, bishop says

Health care laws must begin and end with human person, bishop says

| Carol Zimmermann | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Throughout the summer, while Congress was looking for ways to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Catholic bishops have continually reiterated the need to put care for the human person at the forefront of any health care legislation.

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