Archive for July, 2018

¿Quien paga?

¿Quien paga?

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ha habido mucha discusión sobre el acuerdo alcanzado en la reorganización de la Arquidiócesis de St. Paul y Minneapolis como una entidad corporativa. Como católicos, sabemos que la “arquidiócesis” es una realidad mucho mayor que las definiciones de la ley civil. Sin embargo, en todos los niveles de la Iglesia, existe la pregunta: “¿Quién paga?”

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Rich heritage: Black sisters, priests mark 50 years of shaping church

Rich heritage: Black sisters, priests mark 50 years of shaping church

| Dennis Sadowski | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fifty years ago, Josephite Father William Norvel thought it was time for black priests to come together.

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Summaries of some of Judge Kavanaugh’s most notable opinions

Summaries of some of Judge Kavanaugh’s most notable opinions

| Steve Larkin | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are summaries of some of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s most notable opinions while on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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Independence or interdependence?

Independence or interdependence?

| Kate Soucheray | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In modern marriage, there seems to be so much emphasis on independence, and yet, the foundation of a Catholic marriage is interdependence, which in many ways, is a reflection of our dependence on God. This can be seen in the concept of mutuality, which in marriage and family therapy is defined as showing empathy, support and like-mindedness with our spouse. The concept of mutuality may be seen as the fulfillment of the concept of “shalom” in the Jewish tradition.

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A scratch-and-sniff stamp for an ailing business

A scratch-and-sniff stamp for an ailing business

| Christina Capecchi | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The numbers don’t look good for the U.S. Postal Service. Last year it reported its sixth straight annual operating loss, in the amount of $2.7 billion. During fiscal year 2017, the USPS delivered 149 billion pieces of mail, down from 154 billion the previous year — and a major drop from its peak of 213 billion in 2006.

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ARCIC document hailed as ‘groundbreaking’ by Catholics and Anglicans

ARCIC document hailed as ‘groundbreaking’ by Catholics and Anglicans

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission expressed excitement about a fresh approach to ecumenism outlined in a statement that has taken seven years to produce.

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Missionaries of Charity nun in India charged with child trafficking

Missionaries of Charity nun in India charged with child trafficking

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

A court in the eastern Indian city of Ranchi sent a Missionaries of Charity nun to 14 days of judicial custody July 5 after she was arrested on charges of child trafficking.

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Wyoming bishop orders new investigation into claims against Bishop Hart

Wyoming bishop orders new investigation into claims against Bishop Hart

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Steven Biegler of Cheyenne said July 2 that he will continue restrictions placed on the public ministry of retired Bishop Joseph Hart of Cheyenne because of the results of new investigation into previous abuse allegations made against the prelate, now 86.

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Pope Francis advances sainthood causes of young teens

Pope Francis advances sainthood causes of young teens

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis issued decrees advancing the sainthood causes of four candidates, including two young teenagers who heroically lived the Christian virtues.

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Bishops end border visit, call reunification of children urgent

Bishops end border visit, call reunification of children urgent

| Rhina Guidos | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who had been recently released by immigration authorities, but ended their two-day journey to the border with a more “somber” experience, visiting detained migrant children living temporarily within the walls of a converted Walmart.

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Catholic Mobilizing Network protests planned execution in Nevada

Catholic Mobilizing Network protests planned execution in Nevada

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a pharmaceutical company objected to the state of Nevada using one of its drugs to carry out the death penalty, a judge temporarily halted the execution of convicted murderer Scott Dozier planned for July 11 in the state prison in Ely.

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Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated. What’s the future of Roe v. Wade?

Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated. What’s the future of Roe v. Wade?

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy may furnish the fifth vote needed to overrule Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that legalized abortion in every jurisdiction of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh is a textualist who is suspicious of the kind of judicial innovation that led to the court’s ruling in Roe. That decision removed a matter of grave moral concern — about which there was and remains no public moral consensus — from the democratic process.

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