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NFP keeps life and love together

NFP keeps life and love together

| Father James Adams | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The greatest gift of God’s love is always open to life. Thus, natural family planning is always open to life and keeps life and love together. This is the good news of our faith in Jesus that the Church proclaims at every marriage — and especially in preparing and caring for couples as they start and grow their family.

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Trial begins for ex-Vatican officials accused of stealing hospital funds

Trial begins for ex-Vatican officials accused of stealing hospital funds

| Carol Glatz | July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two former top Vatican hospital officials appeared before a Vatican court for a pretrial hearing on allegations of embezzlement.

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Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel from taking root, pope says

| Carol Glatz | July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

God proposes — not imposes — his Gospel and offer of salvation, putting the responsibility of being open to and moved by his message on the listener, Pope Francis said.

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Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types

Cardinal Schonborn: Church doing best to strengthen families of all types

| Sarah Mac Donald | July 14, 2017 | 3 Comments

The Catholic Church is doing whatever it can to strengthen the family, including families often considered nontraditional, said Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna, the theologian who reviewed Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family.

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Bishop sees little improvement in Senate’s latest effort on health care

Bishop sees little improvement in Senate’s latest effort on health care

| July 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Senate Republicans’ latest effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act is “unacceptable” and shows little improvement over the lawmakers’ first attempt to reform the federal health care law, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee.

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Former doctrine chief denies false account of papal meeting

Former doctrine chief denies false account of papal meeting

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 13, 2017 | 2 Comments

The former head of the Vatican’s doctrine office denied reports claiming he was dismissed by Pope Francis due to differences in doctrinal matters.

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Engage young adults, support Black Lives Matter, bishops told

Engage young adults, support Black Lives Matter, bishops told

| Gail DeGeorge | July 13, 2017 | 2 Comments

A standing-room-only crowd of young black Catholics in a frank session that lasted more than two hours told bishops, priests, and women and men religious why they stay in the church, what threatens to drive them away and that they want a stronger voice from church officials for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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House passes anti-trafficking bill; measure goes to Senate

House passes anti-trafficking bill; measure goes to Senate

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The House passed a bill July 12 that puts more than $500 million over the next four years into efforts to fight labor and sex trafficking both in the United States and abroad.

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I didn’t sign up for this. Or did I?

I didn’t sign up for this. Or did I?

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stripping soaked sheets off a child’s bed for the third night in a row. Scrubbing vomit out of a car seat. Listening to a bedroom door slam with an angry “I hate you!”

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