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Quakes severely damage historic Puerto Rico convent of Sisters of Fatima

Quakes severely damage historic Puerto Rico convent of Sisters of Fatima

| Rebecca Torrellas | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

To an island still recovering from the devastation Hurricane Maria left behind in 2017, the repeated tremors, earthquakes and aftershocks since Dec. 28 have added another level of stress for Puerto Rico’s citizens, as well as its power plants and water plants.

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Supreme Court to reexamine contraceptive mandate for religious employers

Supreme Court to reexamine contraceptive mandate for religious employers

| Carol Zimmermann | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor are once again going to the Supreme Court.

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Smuggled out of Warsaw Ghetto, child spent five years with Catholic ‘mom’

Smuggled out of Warsaw Ghetto, child spent five years with Catholic ‘mom’

| Judith Sudilovsky | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Krystyna Linden does not remember much about the first five years of her life, which she spent in a tiny village outside of Warsaw as the daughter of Michalina Janiszewska.

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Bishops welcome guidance on school prayer, Trump’s proposed rules

Bishops welcome guidance on school prayer, Trump’s proposed rules

| January 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty and Catholic education committees Jan. 20 praised the Trump administration for issuing guidance on prayer in public schools.

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Judge blocks Trump’s order on state refugee resettlement

Judge blocks Trump’s order on state refugee resettlement

| Carol Zimmermann | January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

A federal judge in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction Jan. 15 blocking the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order that would allow state and local government officials to reject resettling refugees in their jurisdictions.

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Pope appoints first woman to Vatican foreign ministry post

Pope appoints first woman to Vatican foreign ministry post

| Carol Glatz | January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis named Francesca Di Giovanni, a longtime Vatican official, as an undersecretary in the Vatican’s foreign ministry office, making her the first woman to hold a managerial position at the Vatican Secretariat of State.

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Pope speaks to U.S. bishops about pro-life issues, transgender ideology

Pope speaks to U.S. bishops about pro-life issues, transgender ideology

| January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Protecting human life is the “preeminent” social and political issue, Pope Francis said, and he asked the head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Pro-Life Activities to convey his support to the pro-life community.

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President Trump issues new guidance on prayer in public schools

President Trump issues new guidance on prayer in public schools

| Carol Zimmermann | January 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump announced his administration’s new guidance on prayer in public schools during a Jan. 16 event in the Oval Office on National Religious Freedom Day.

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Jennifer Lahl decries exploitative fertility industry

Jennifer Lahl decries exploitative fertility industry

| Christina Capecchi | January 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Jennifer Lahl’s experiences as a mother of four and a registered nurse inform her work at The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. She’s looking out for young women who are exploited by the growing fertility industry, which globally is poised to exceed $52 billion in revenue in the next five years.

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