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Suspect sought in murders of nuns who worked at Mississippi clinic

Suspect sought in murders of nuns who worked at Mississippi clinic

| Dennis Sadowski | August 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Police continued to search for the killer of two women religious who spent years caring for poor people as nurse practitioners in central Mississippi.

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Federal judge blocks directive on transgender access to school bathrooms

Federal judge blocks directive on transgender access to school bathrooms

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

A U.S. District Court judge in Texas has temporarily blocked a directive by the Obama administration on transgender access to bathrooms in public schools, and the injunction applies nationwide.

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Pope asks Jesuits to educate diocesan clergy in practice of discernment

Pope asks Jesuits to educate diocesan clergy in practice of discernment

| Cindy Wooden | August 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

When it comes to the Christian life, too many seminaries teach students a rigid list of rules that make it difficult or impossible for them as priests to respond to the real-life situation of those who come to them seeking guidance, Pope Francis said.

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U.S. bishops, Iran religious leaders issue joint declaration

U.S. bishops, Iran religious leaders issue joint declaration

| Mark Pattison | August 25, 2016 | 3 Comments

U.S. Catholic leaders and some of Iran’s top religious figures issued a joint declaration that calls for the end of weapons of mass destruction and of terrorism — and the assigning of blame for terrorist acts to an entire religion.

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Olympian known as honest, compassionate competitor motivated by faith

Olympian known as honest, compassionate competitor motivated by faith

| Ken Niezgoda | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Galen Rupp is slowly chiseling his place in history.

On the final day of the 2016 Rio Olympics Aug. 21, Rupp became the first American-born athlete to medal in the marathon in 40 years as he earned the bronze. As he crossed the finish line, the graduate of Central Catholic High School in Portland made the sign of the cross.

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Retired Pope Benedict says it was his ‘duty’ to resign from papacy

Retired Pope Benedict says it was his ‘duty’ to resign from papacy

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI said in an interview that he felt a “duty” to resign from the papacy because of his declining health and the rigorous demands of papal travel.

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Vatican newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is authoritative Church teaching

Vatican newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is authoritative Church teaching

| Cindy Wooden | August 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family is an example of the “ordinary magisterium” — papal teaching — to which Catholics are obliged to give “religious submission of will and intellect,” said an article in the Vatican newspaper.

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Receive forgiveness in confession, learn to forgive others, pope says

Receive forgiveness in confession, learn to forgive others, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

God’s mercy is poured out upon the repentant so that they can change and grow, sharing mercy with others and helping build families, neighborhoods and societies where people learn to forgive, Pope Francis said.

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Narrow gate of mercy difficult to enter with bloated pride, pope says

Narrow gate of mercy difficult to enter with bloated pride, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The “narrow gate” to salvation described by Jesus isn’t narrow because God is oppressive, but because pride bloats Christians and prevents them from entering God’s merciful embrace, Pope Francis said.

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