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Experts offer advice to help people confront anxiety over gun violence

Experts offer advice to help people confront anxiety over gun violence

| Patricia Montana | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Firearm attacks have changed society in the United States as mass shootings have become more frequent and the public is forced to face the psychological consequences, often silently.

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Ecuador’s president rolls back austerity measures that triggered protests

Ecuador’s president rolls back austerity measures that triggered protests

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno met with indigenous leaders and agreed to roll back austerity measures that had sparked 10 days of protests.

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El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

| Rhina Guidos | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s a pastoral letter that pulls no punches, goes far into the past and continues up to the recent present of racism at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Syriac Catholic patriarch pleads for peace in northeastern Syria

Syriac Catholic patriarch pleads for peace in northeastern Syria

| October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church pleaded for “immediate and lasting peace in northeastern Syria and the preservation of innocent lives, especially for Christians, who are the original and founding component of Syria.”

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Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as Church elder

Indigenous woman brings message from her elders to pope as Church elder

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anitalia Pijachi, an indigenous woman from the Amazonian town of Leticia, Colombia, came to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon bringing a message from the elders of her people to Pope Francis, an elder of the Catholic Church.

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Judge blocks rule that would have kept some immigrants from legal status

Judge blocks rule that would have kept some immigrants from legal status

| Rhina Guidos | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

A federal judge Oct. 11 blocked an attempt by the Trump administration to deny legal status to some immigrants who applied for social safety-net programs from the government.

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Women religious should have vote at synod, theologian says

Women religious should have vote at synod, theologian says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

While the Catholic Church has made strides to include the voice of women, especially in the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, women should be included among synod voting members and in Church leadership positions, a German theologian said.

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An authentic Democracy

An authentic Democracy

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Those of us who have grown up within the womb of a democratic society may not always recognize how radical the idea behind such a society actually is, nor how fragile its structure can be in the face of strident claims regarding individual freedoms. Legalization of abortion, to focus on one of the most strident claims, corrodes the very pillars of our democratic society.

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The sin of anti-Semitism resurfaces

The sin of anti-Semitism resurfaces

| Greg Erlandson | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The world reacted with horror and outrage earlier this year when a town in Poland marked Good Friday with a ritual beating of a Judas effigy.

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