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Family, nuncio in Syria plead for news about kidnapped Jesuit

Family, nuncio in Syria plead for news about kidnapped Jesuit

| Cindy Wooden | July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the first anniversary of the presumed kidnapping of an Italian Jesuit in Syria, his family posted a video on YouTube pleading for news about his whereabouts.

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Like good shepherd, church must seek out, help abused, says survivor

Like good shepherd, church must seek out, help abused, says survivor

| Carol Glatz | July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just as Jesus commanded pastors to leave their flock to find the lost sheep, the church must set out in search of all those who have been abused by clergy and offer them help, said one abuse survivor.

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Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | July 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Church law has procedures and penalties for effectively dealing with allegations of clerical sexual abuse, but the Vatican is working to revise a section of the Code of Canon Law to make those norms and procedures clearer and, therefore, more effective, said the president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.

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U.S. AIDS official warns against stigma against gays in Africa

U.S. AIDS official warns against stigma against gays in Africa

| Paul Jeffrey | July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The U.S. government global AIDS coordinator praised faith-based groups for their action to combat AIDS but warned against an increase in stigma and discrimination against gays, especially in Africa.

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At AIDS conference, Catholics remember colleagues on MH17

At AIDS conference, Catholics remember colleagues on MH17

| Paul Jeffrey | July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholics involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS took a few moments July 21 to remember their friends and colleagues who perished in the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine.

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Catholic leaders speak out about policy toward migrant kids, families

Catholic leaders speak out about policy toward migrant kids, families

| Patricia Zapor | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Latin America expert for Catholic Relief Services, the head of the bishops’ migration committee and the president of a Catholic college in Michigan were among those urging the government toward humanitarian responses to a surge of children and families crossing the U.S. border from Central America.

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Daily Scriptures: July 20 – August 3, 2014

Daily Scriptures: July 20 – August 3, 2014

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, July 20
Sixteenth Sunday in ordinary time
Wisdom 12:13, 16-19
Romans 8:26-27
Matthew 13:24-43

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Pope prays for victims of downed plane, urges peace in Ukraine

Pope prays for victims of downed plane, urges peace in Ukraine

| Cindy Wooden | July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though exactly what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 remained unclear, Pope Francis offered prayers for the 298 passengers and crew members who died when it came down in eastern Ukraine.

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