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Abortion dialogue in time of extremism

Abortion dialogue in time of extremism

| Michelle La Rosa | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the end of February, 44 U.S. Senators voted against legislation that would ban the willful or negligent homicide of babies born alive after a botched abortion.

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Cardinal leaves hospital, continues recovery in rehabilitation program

Cardinal leaves hospital, continues recovery in rehabilitation program

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has been discharged from St. Joseph Medical Center and “has entered a standard rehabilitation program” to continue his recovery from a mild stroke.

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A sacrament for healing shame

A sacrament for healing shame

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is always surprising to me that people turn out in such great numbers for Ash Wednesday Mass. The symbol of ashes on the forehead is an ancient symbol of repentance. It is an acknowledgment that I have sinned and I need God’s mercy. Perhaps so many people come on Ash Wednesday because deep down they recognize a basic human need ­— the need to be freed from shame.

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Un sacramento para sanar la vergüenza

Un sacramento para sanar la vergüenza

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Siempre me sorprende que la gente se presente en números tan grandes para la misa del Miércoles de Ceniza. El símbolo de las cenizas en la frente es un antiguo símbolo del arrepentimiento. Es un reconocimiento de que he pecado y necesito la misericordia de Dios. Quizás tantas personas acudan el Miércoles de Ceniza porque en el fondo reconocen una necesidad humana básica: la necesidad de liberarse de la vergüenza.

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Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm U.S. society

Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm U.S. society

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a joint letter to Congress March 19, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said they oppose to the Equality Act because while it is meant to provide protections to those who identify as LGBT, it would impose “sweeping regulations to the detriment of society as a whole.”

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In Utah, Catholics, Mormons have long had ‘positive, cordial relationship’

In Utah, Catholics, Mormons have long had ‘positive, cordial relationship’

| Linda Petersen | March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The March 3 meeting at the Vatican between Pope Francis and Russell M. Nelson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, drew great interest from members of both faiths and was covered extensively in the media in Utah.

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Before Middle East trip, Pompeo briefs religion reporters

Before Middle East trip, Pompeo briefs religion reporters

| Carol Zimmermann | March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told religion reporters in a conference call late March 18 prior to his five-day visit to the Middle East that his visit was focusing on security, the economy, threats from Islamic radical terrorists and the need to promote religious tolerance.

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Vatican summit prompts cardinals to recommit to caring for abuse victims

Vatican summit prompts cardinals to recommit to caring for abuse victims

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Boston is implementing a reporting system to handle confidential and anonymous reporting of misconduct by high-ranking church officials, including cardinals and bishops.

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Old guard looks to new generation of voices on nuclear disarmament

Old guard looks to new generation of voices on nuclear disarmament

| Dennis Sadowski | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kelsey Davenport admits that the Cold War and “the impending doom of nuclear annihilation” is not something she recalls while growing up in her native Marquette, Michigan, even though her family lived not far from a now-closed airbase that was a key part of the U.S. nuclear triad.

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