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A Church for the poor requires religious freedom

A Church for the poor requires religious freedom

| Jason Adkins | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

To bring the Gospel to all men and women, not to just the wealthy or intellectuals, Christianity must be incarnated in every aspect of civilization, including politics. This requires that the Church be free to cultivate the life of prayer needed to nurture discipleship in people who can, in turn, be leaven in society.

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Vaccines preserve ‘moral health’ of communities, say Church experts

Vaccines preserve ‘moral health’ of communities, say Church experts

| Emily Benson | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Measles, chicken pox and other diseases are making a comeback as more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children out of the fear of side effects, especially with regard to the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine. Skeptics are concerned it leads to sickness autism or death.

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Listening, mentoring key to keeping young adults, say Church workers

Listening, mentoring key to keeping young adults, say Church workers

| Elizabeth Bachmann | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Curtis Martin, president and founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, or FOCUS, is pictured in a Jan. 1, 2015, photo. Martin says young people who stick to the Church are the ones who have discovered their first love: Jesus. The reason so many young people are drifting away is because the Church has “lost its voice,” he said.

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Lifetime film called an ‘extraordinary story of power of bravery, faith’

Lifetime film called an ‘extraordinary story of power of bravery, faith’

| Elizabeth Bachmann | June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The story of an angry, ill boy, a school, an AK-47, and 500 rounds of ammunition, poised to end in tragedy, is rewritten by an empathetic bookkeeper, Antoinette Tuff, whose unswerving faith changes the boy’s heart and saves countless lives.

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Bishop to remain with Hong Kong protesters ‘no matter how long they stay’

Bishop to remain with Hong Kong protesters ‘no matter how long they stay’

| June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

As massive protests continued in Hong Kong, the auxiliary bishop pledged to remain with those opposing a controversial extradition bill and the resignation of the Chinese territory’s leader.

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Former priest arrested in Italy extradited to Arizona, formally arraigned

Former priest arrested in Italy extradited to Arizona, formally arraigned

| June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Joseph J. Henn, a former Salvatorian priest, was brought back to Arizona by U.S. marshals after his arrest in Rome by Italian police May 28 and was formally arraigned June 14 on 13 charges of child sexual molestation in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix.

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Maronite bishops urge repatriation of Syrian refugees from Lebanon

Maronite bishops urge repatriation of Syrian refugees from Lebanon

| Doreen Abi Raad | June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Maronite Catholic bishops from around the world, meeting in Lebanon, called for unity among politicians and the international community to facilitate the return of Syrian refugees.

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Synod of Bishops on the Amazon document raises possibility of married priests, roles for women

Synod of Bishops on the Amazon document raises possibility of married priests, roles for women

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church must find ways to reach indigenous Catholics deprived of the sacraments in the most remote areas of the Amazon rainforest, and that may include ordaining married elders, said the working document for the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.

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Bishops give go-ahead to developing priorities, plans for the early 2020s

Bishops give go-ahead to developing priorities, plans for the early 2020s

| Mark Pattison | June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops June 12 gave a provisional OK to development of a new set of strategic priorities to guide the work of their conference from 2021 through 2024.

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