Archive for January, 2019

Florida Catholic high school girls get a lot out of new weightlifting team

Florida Catholic high school girls get a lot out of new weightlifting team

| Jean Gonzalez | January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ashley Savigne looked intently at the barbell for her dead lift to an overhead press.

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Gift of fidelity in marriage, priesthood is possible, pope says

Gift of fidelity in marriage, priesthood is possible, pope says

| January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Unity and fidelity are indispensable cornerstones of Christian marriage, Pope Francis said.

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USCCB domestic policy chair sees hope in bipartisan carbon pricing bill

USCCB domestic policy chair sees hope in bipartisan carbon pricing bill

| January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development said a new carbon pricing bill introduced Jan. 24 in Congress is a “hopeful sign” that “climate change is beginning to be seen as a crucial moral issue, one that concerns all people.”

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Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said.

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Vatican underlines support of universal health care coverage

Vatican underlines support of universal health care coverage

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican supports efforts to build stronger and sustainable essential health care services on the way toward achieving universal health coverage, a Vatican official said.

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House members introduce bipartisan measure to ban abortions at 20 weeks

House members introduce bipartisan measure to ban abortions at 20 weeks

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, was joined by more than 100 other members of the House Jan. 24 in introducing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act of 2019, a measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.

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Some call for N.Y. governor to be excommunicated for supporting abortion

Some call for N.Y. governor to be excommunicated for supporting abortion

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed New York’s new expansive abortion measure into law Jan. 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, some Catholics have called for the governor, who is Catholic, to be excommunicated.

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Bishop tells Covington Catholic High School community he stands with them

Bishop tells Covington Catholic High School community he stands with them

| Laura Keener | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

You could literally hear a pin drop as the faculty, staff and student body of Covington Catholic High School waited in the gym Jan. 23 for the arrival of Covington Bishop Roger J. Foys.

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Chancellor’s experience, canon law study on handling clergy sexual abuse gain national attention

Chancellor’s experience, canon law study on handling clergy sexual abuse gain national attention

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Susan Mulheron, chancellor for Canonical Affairs for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, is gaining national attention with her experience and study of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in light of canon law.

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As World Youth Day closes, pope prompts volunteers to keep serving

As World Youth Day closes, pope prompts volunteers to keep serving

| Rhina Guidos | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Just before leaving the physical and human warmth of Panama Jan. 27, Pope Francis stopped to thank the thousands of official volunteers, young and old, gathered at the capital city’s Rommel Fernandez Stadium to tell them that they had just participated in an event similar to one that took place early in Christianity.

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Next World Youth Day to be held in Portugal

Next World Youth Day to be held in Portugal

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lisbon, Portugal, will open its doors to the world’s young people in 2022 for the next World Youth Day.

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Pope calls for peace in Venezuela, denounces Philippine church bombing

Pope calls for peace in Venezuela, denounces Philippine church bombing

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed that a peaceful solution may be found in Venezuela as uncertainty and political instability grip the country.

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