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Celebrating our technicolor glory

Celebrating our technicolor glory

| Greg Erlandson | July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

My wife and I moved from the Midwest to the East Coast a few years ago. There was a predictable amount of culture shock for both of us in leaving the manifest blessings of the Midwest: Housing prices (you can buy a palace for what a garage might cost elsewhere). Traffic (four drivers politely waving each other through at a four-way stop). Endless expanses of corn and soybeans (OK, those do get boring after a while, but they make current talk of tariffs affecting crop prices much more real).

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After World War I, church changed mission approach, cardinal says

After World War I, church changed mission approach, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the “state church” in a way that forced the Catholic Church to discover again the authentic meaning of mission, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

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If it is broke, fix it: Ideas on reshaping U.S. immigration policy

If it is broke, fix it: Ideas on reshaping U.S. immigration policy

| Mark Pattison | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2008, Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” unveiled a “financial expert” character named Oscar Rogers on the “Weekend Update” segment. His advice on the economy, shouted loudly and often as the nation was careening into the Great Recession, was “Fix it!”

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Indian officials seek to freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity

Indian officials seek to freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Indian officials are seeking to freeze bank accounts of the Missionaries of Charity following the arrest of a nun on child trafficking charges in Jharkhand state.

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Letters urge Catholic officials to remove Indian bishop accused of rape

Letters urge Catholic officials to remove Indian bishop accused of rape

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic and other leaders have urged that a bishop accused of raping an Indian Catholic nun be removed from his position.

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Preparations begin for Father Arrupe’s sainthood cause, postulator says

Preparations begin for Father Arrupe’s sainthood cause, postulator says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The general postulator of the Society of Jesus said he has begun compiling all of the writings of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe and seeking eyewitnesses who can attest to the holiness of order’s late superior general.

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Unity, openness at core of Melkite identity, says patriarch

Unity, openness at core of Melkite identity, says patriarch

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Melkite Catholic Patriarch Joseph Absi called on attendees at the 51st National Melkite Convention “to support one idea, which is peace.”

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‘Thank you for saving us’: Refugees start new life with Catholics’ help

‘Thank you for saving us’: Refugees start new life with Catholics’ help

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Not long ago, Bernard Gbuoh found himself abandoned by traffickers in the Sahara Desert, near the border between Niger and Algeria.

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Listening and negotiating not a lost art, says retired Catholic lobbyist

Listening and negotiating not a lost art, says retired Catholic lobbyist

| Jay Nies | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nineteenth-century German statesman Otto von Bismarck claimed that no one who respects the law or enjoys eating sausage should see either being made.

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