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Not all Catholics ‘get’ social justice, experts say

Not all Catholics ‘get’ social justice, experts say

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The term “social justice” is on the lips of many pastoral leaders these days.

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Religion has ‘valuable role’ in forming culture of peace, says U.N. nuncio

Religion has ‘valuable role’ in forming culture of peace, says U.N. nuncio

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Religion can make an important contribution “to forming a culture of peace,” both to “empower and transform individuals” and “humanity as a whole,” the Vatican’s nuncio to the United Nations said Sept. 13.

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Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on Church giving

Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on Church giving

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money — close to $4 billion in the past 20 years — to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, and to compensate victims for the harm they’ve suffered.

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Panelists examine ‘human costs, moral implications’ of migration crisis

Panelists examine ‘human costs, moral implications’ of migration crisis

| Mark Zimmermann | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Facing the challenge of the migration crisis will require voices and actions taken up in solidarity with migrants across the globe, said a speaker at a Sept. 11 dialogue on immigration at Georgetown University.

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Papal commission for protection of minors meets again in Rome

Papal commission for protection of minors meets again in Rome

| September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meeting in Rome said there was a continued need to make safeguarding consistently part of the life of the Church around the world.

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Religious shareholders press their case on gun manufacturers, retailers

Religious shareholders press their case on gun manufacturers, retailers

| September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The desire for action on preventing more gun violence may face hurdles in Congress, but those pressing for change are having an effect in the corporate boardroom.

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Indian church leaders: Child rape charges concocted against priest, nurse

Indian church leaders: Child rape charges concocted against priest, nurse

| September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A priest and a nurse working at a Catholic school in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand have been held in custody after being charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl.

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Dorian recovery work shows ‘we are your brother’s keeper,’ says volunteer

Dorian recovery work shows ‘we are your brother’s keeper,’ says volunteer

| Tom Tracy | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

As catastrophic as Hurricane Dorian was, the characteristic optimism of Bahamians will help soften the painful recovery to come, according to a hurricane-preparedness volunteer in Nassau.

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Court allows Trump administration to bar asylum-seekers for now

Court allows Trump administration to bar asylum-seekers for now

| Carol Zimmermann | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court issued an unsigned order late Sept. 11 that will temporarily allow the Trump administration to enforce its new rule preventing many Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States, while the legal battle over this issue continues to work its way through the courts.

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