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Jenky: Real Presence not ‘opinion,’ but ‘foundational’ to Catholic faith

Jenky: Real Presence not ‘opinion,’ but ‘foundational’ to Catholic faith

| Tom Dermody | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging evidence that “for several generations” the Catholic Church has not sufficiently taught its core truths, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky has called for all ministries of the Diocese of Peoria to be “intentionally centered” on the Real Presence in the holy Eucharist.

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Sister Prejean tells how she ‘woke up’ to injustices nearly 40 years ago

Sister Prejean tells how she ‘woke up’ to injustices nearly 40 years ago

| Carol Zimmermann | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sister Helen Prejean, the well-known advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, was not always doing this work. It came out of her “waking up,” as she put it, to capital punishment’s injustice.

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Polls show big support for conscience protections for health care workers

Polls show big support for conscience protections for health care workers

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

An overwhelming majority of Americans — 83% — said they support conscience protection rights for health care professionals because they should not be forced to perform procedures against their moral beliefs.

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Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops in the Philippines criticized “the continuing destruction of our common home” and called for “ecological conversion” amid “climate emergency.”

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Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia’s High Court to appeal his guilty verdict.

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U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

| Carol Glatz | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A delegation of U.S. bishops and laypeople came to Rome to share with Pope Francis and Vatican officials the joyful experiences and valuable recommendations that came out of last year’s Fifth National Encuentro.

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Not all Catholics ‘get’ social justice, experts say

Not all Catholics ‘get’ social justice, experts say

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The term “social justice” is on the lips of many pastoral leaders these days.

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Religion has ‘valuable role’ in forming culture of peace, says U.N. nuncio

Religion has ‘valuable role’ in forming culture of peace, says U.N. nuncio

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Religion can make an important contribution “to forming a culture of peace,” both to “empower and transform individuals” and “humanity as a whole,” the Vatican’s nuncio to the United Nations said Sept. 13.

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Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on Church giving

Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on Church giving

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money — close to $4 billion in the past 20 years — to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, and to compensate victims for the harm they’ve suffered.

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