Archive for June, 2018

Court says requirements on pregnancy centers violate free speech

Court says requirements on pregnancy centers violate free speech

| June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 June 26 that a California law that placed requirements on crisis pregnancy centers that oppose abortion violated the First Amendment.

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Court upholds Trump’s travel ban, says directive within president’s scope

Court upholds Trump’s travel ban, says directive within president’s scope

| June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a 5-4 decision June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people entering the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, saying the president’s action was within his power.

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Canadian bishops say marijuana use may soon be legal but remains sinful

Canadian bishops say marijuana use may soon be legal but remains sinful

| June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marijuana use across Canada may soon be legal in the eyes of the law, but it will remain a sin in the eyes of the church, said Canada’s bishops.

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Hundreds of calls come in at USCCB HQ seeking to foster detained kids

Hundreds of calls come in at USCCB HQ seeking to foster detained kids

| June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Maybe it was the request by the Pentagon for 20,000 mattresses as military bases become, at least partly, shelters for detained border crossers.

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Conference guides teachers to help ‘exceptional learners’

Conference guides teachers to help ‘exceptional learners’

| June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Teachers and principals from almost every Catholic grade school in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis gathered June 20-21 to explore educating learners on both ends of the learning spectrum.

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Some Philippine bishops react after Duterte calls God ‘stupid’

Some Philippine bishops react after Duterte calls God ‘stupid’

| June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishops and some politicians reacted negatively after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte questioned the logic of the Bible creation story and called God “stupid.”

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Ex-Vatican diplomat found guilty of distributing child porn

Ex-Vatican diplomat found guilty of distributing child porn

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Judge Giuseppe Della Torre, head of the tribunal of the Vatican City State, delivered the verdict June 23, and sentenced Msgr. Capella to five years in prison and fined him 5,000 euro ($5,833).

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Justice Department brings sanctuary cites to Supreme Court

Justice Department brings sanctuary cites to Supreme Court

| Carol Zimmermann | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sanctuary cities have been getting their day in court and might get their day in a bigger court if the Justice Department gets its wish.

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Nuns’ killer gets life sentences for plea, forgiveness from their families

Nuns’ killer gets life sentences for plea, forgiveness from their families

| Maureen Smith | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rodney Earl Sanders pleaded guilty June 21 to murdering two religious sisters in their Mississippi home in 2016.

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Pope: Bishops, clergy in Middle East must not fall into sin of opulence

Pope: Bishops, clergy in Middle East must not fall into sin of opulence

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although the sin of war committed by nations has caused great suffering to Christians in the Middle East, the Catholic Church must bear in mind its own sins, Pope Francis said.

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Church now facing its own #MeToo moment, says Australian archbishop

Church now facing its own #MeToo moment, says Australian archbishop

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of historic allegations of sexual abuse and cover-up in countries around the world, the Catholic Church is experiencing the same challenge that has brought a reckoning to those who used their authority to abuse or silence victims, said an Australian archbishop.

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Catholic Extension launches reunification fund to help families at border

Catholic Extension launches reunification fund to help families at border

| June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic Extension announced June 21 it has established a Family Reunification Fund as “a response to the human tragedy unfolding on the nation’s southern border” with Mexico.

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