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Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A commitment to defending and protecting human life requires a commitment to ending wars and to promoting nuclear disarmament, Pope Francis said.

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Energy-efficient lights to adorn Vatican Christmas tree

Energy-efficient lights to adorn Vatican Christmas tree

| Carol Glatz | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s Christmas tree will be adorned with energy-saving lights, the governing office of Vatican City said.

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Catholic leaders thank Rodney Reed supporters, pray for justice

Catholic leaders thank Rodney Reed supporters, pray for justice

| Carol Zimmermann | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five days before the scheduled execution of death-row inmate Rodney Reed — who gained attention of Catholic leaders and celebrities alike — the top criminal appeals court in Texas granted an indefinite stay of his execution and said they were sending his case back to trial court for further review.

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Advent matters

Advent matters

| Deacon Greg Kandra | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christmas is still weeks away, and already we’re exhausted.

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Pope names Archbishop Caccia as new envoy to United Nations

Pope names Archbishop Caccia as new envoy to United Nations

| November 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Pope Francis’ choice to be the Holy See’s new permanent observer to the United Nations, said the pope has given him the mission of enlightening international discussions and debates with the principles of Catholic social teaching.

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Archbishop urges L.A. Catholics to join him in prayer for shooting victims

Archbishop urges L.A. Catholics to join him in prayer for shooting victims

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez asked Catholics of the archdiocese to pray with him for the victims of the Nov. 14 shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

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Tone somber at prayer vigil for those facing execution in weeks ahead

Tone somber at prayer vigil for those facing execution in weeks ahead

| Natalie Hoefer | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nearly 100 people were bathed in light as they gathered for a prayer vigil at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Terre Haute, not far from the Federal Correctional Complex.

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Belgian bishops: Proposal would make abortion ‘normal medical procedure’

Belgian bishops: Proposal would make abortion ‘normal medical procedure’

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Belgium’s Catholic bishops have criticized legislation to liberalize abortion by extending the right to 18 weeks’ gestation with just 48 hours of obligatory reflection.

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Pope appoints Spanish Jesuit to lead Secretariat for the Economy

Pope appoints Spanish Jesuit to lead Secretariat for the Economy

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis tapped a Spanish Jesuit priest with a background in economics to head the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy.

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