Archive for July, 2018

Vincentian in Paris leads effort to resettle migrants fleeing danger

Vincentian in Paris leads effort to resettle migrants fleeing danger

| Dale Gavlak | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

As Europe continues to struggle with migrant and refugee arrivals, Catholics in the French capital are heeding Pope Francis’ call to come to their aid by providing practical and spiritual help to the newcomers.

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Priests in Singapore, Europe have key roles in marriage preparation

Priests in Singapore, Europe have key roles in marriage preparation

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Priests continue to play diverse and integral roles in marriage preparation across Europe and Asia.

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Catholics collect aid for victims of deadly Indonesian earthquake

Catholics collect aid for victims of deadly Indonesian earthquake

| July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic groups have collected and are distributing aid for thousands of people affected by a deadly earthquake that struck Lombok, Indonesia’s popular tourist island.

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Crimes, oppression against religion ‘span width of our world,’ says Pence

Crimes, oppression against religion ‘span width of our world,’ says Pence

| Steve Larkin | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a speech at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, Vice President Mike Pence described the state of religious freedom around the world and the wide variety of attacks it faces.

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Conference examines what it means to educate from heart of the church

Conference examines what it means to educate from heart of the church

| Steve Larkin | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Catholic Classical Schools Conference met at The Catholic University of America to discuss what it means to educate from the heart of the church.

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Two Catholic universities rescind Archbishop McCarrick’s honorary degrees

Two Catholic universities rescind Archbishop McCarrick’s honorary degrees

| July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic University of America announced July 30 that it was withdrawing the 2006 honorary degree awarded to then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, in light of recent sexual abuse allegations.

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Congratulations to The Catholic Spirit’s 2018 Leading With Faith winners

Congratulations to The Catholic Spirit’s 2018 Leading With Faith winners

| July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

We will honor the winners at the Leading With Faith Award luncheon Friday, Aug. 10 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul

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Attorney general asks pope’s help on release of abuse report

Attorney general asks pope’s help on release of abuse report

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled July 27 it will allow the release of a redacted version of a grand jury report on a months-long investigation into sexual abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses, some of which go back decades.

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Erie bishop backs transparency; redacted report could be released Aug. 8

Erie bishop backs transparency; redacted report could be released Aug. 8

| Mary Solberg | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court July 27 cleared the way for the August release of a redacted version of a grand jury report on clergy sex abuse that has been termed by one of the state’s Catholic bishops as “graphic” and “sobering.”

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Seattle Catholics celebrate Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary

Seattle Catholics celebrate Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary

| Mark Pattison | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Special Olympics, founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, turned 50 this year, with this year’s games held in Seattle.

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More accountability needed after abuse revelations, church figures say

More accountability needed after abuse revelations, church figures say

| Mark Pattison | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sexual abuse allegations surrounding now-former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick have prompted some church figures to call for a more thorough reckoning of the U.S. church’s clerical sexual abuse policies.

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Struggle against virus isn’t over, say Catholics at global AIDS meeting

Struggle against virus isn’t over, say Catholics at global AIDS meeting

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite rumors of its demise, the AIDS pandemic is far from over, and churches must continue to play a critical role in combating the disease, Catholic leaders were told at an international gathering of more than 15,000 AIDS researchers and activists.

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