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Indian bishop, guard hospitalized after parishioners attack them

Indian bishop, guard hospitalized after parishioners attack them

| Carol Zimmermann | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Catholic bishop was hospitalized after a group of parishioners attacked him, a security guard and a priest in a five-decade-old land dispute in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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For Lent, Irish Catholics urged to abandon ‘weapons of mass distraction’

For Lent, Irish Catholics urged to abandon ‘weapons of mass distraction’

| Nick Bramhill | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Alcohol, smoking and chocolates are some of the most well-known vices that people traditionally give up during Lent. But now Massgoers in Ireland are being urged to make what might be an even harder sacrifice throughout the penitential six-week period — switching off their mobile phones.

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Catholic officials want apology for ‘disgraceful’ Saturday Night Live skit

Catholic officials want apology for ‘disgraceful’ Saturday Night Live skit

| Carol Zimmermann | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The initial groans from the audience during a “Saturday Night Live” skit when comedian Pete Davidson likened people who “support the Catholic Church” to R. Kelly fans were just a taste of the reaction this skit would receive from some Catholic officials.

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Cardinal Pell’s victim questions six-year jail sentence, fears appeal

Cardinal Pell’s victim questions six-year jail sentence, fears appeal

| Michael Sainsbury | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A man Cardinal George Pell was convicted of sexually assaulting said he is finding it hard to “take comfort” in the cardinal’s six-year jail sentence because a request to appeal the conviction is due to be heard June 5.

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‘Alienated America’ author urges Catholics to engage in parish, community

‘Alienated America’ author urges Catholics to engage in parish, community

| Jacob Comello | March 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you hear the word “alien,” what do you first think of? A short man with a bulbous head hailing from Mars? Perhaps the intractable national debate on border security?

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‘Scourge of abuse, internal attacks’ mark pope’s sixth year in office

‘Scourge of abuse, internal attacks’ mark pope’s sixth year in office

| Cindy Wooden | March 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholics cannot place blame for the sexual abuse crisis on “those who came before us” in an attempt “to present ourselves as ‘pure,'” said the editorial director of the Vatican media outlets.

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CLINIC says South Sudan TPS extension should have included new arrivals

CLINIC says South Sudan TPS extension should have included new arrivals

| March 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Officials with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network criticized the federal Department of Homeland Security for its March 8 decision granting an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan because it does not include recent arrivals from the war-plagued country.

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Pope meets top leaders of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Pope meets top leaders of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

| Cindy Wooden | March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis welcomed top officials of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Vatican the day before the officials inaugurated their first temple in the city of Rome.

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The freedom found in ‘true sharing’

The freedom found in ‘true sharing’

| March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

My predecessor many times removed, Bishop Joseph Cretin, a good Frenchman by birth and breeding, once complained in a letter about the quality of chocolates here in St. Paul. I can personally testify that this situation has been remedied — making Lent a challenge for many.

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