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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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Pope to students: Don’t be afraid of truth, never settle for mediocrity

Pope to students: Don’t be afraid of truth, never settle for mediocrity

| Carol Glatz | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told students never to be afraid of their desire for truth and never settle for mediocrity.

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What influence does religion have on Americans’ lives?

What influence does religion have on Americans’ lives?

| Mark Pattison | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new Pew Research Center survey issued Nov. 15 gauges the influence religion has on Americans’ lives and the hold Catholicism and other Christian religions has on their adherents.

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Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says

Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says

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

Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the Church’s official teaching.

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