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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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NY Times talks to men who got settlements after alleged abuse by cardinal

NY Times talks to men who got settlements after alleged abuse by cardinal

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

A front-page New York Times article published July 16 detailed the alleged abuse of two seminarians in the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, by then-Bishop Theodore McCarrick in the 1980s that resulted in settlements to each man.

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Tennessee’s Catholic bishops urge governor to halt upcoming executions

Tennessee’s Catholic bishops urge governor to halt upcoming executions

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishops Mark Spalding of Nashville, Richard Stika of Knoxville and Martin Holley of Memphis have written to Gov. Bill Haslam urging him to “use your authority as governor to put an end to the fast-track executions planned” in the state of Tennessee in the upcoming months.

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Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The future cannot be understood without reflecting on the past and on the history and traditions passed on to young people from parents and grandparents, Pope Francis said.

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If confirmed, Kavanaugh will keep Catholic majority in Supreme Court

If confirmed, Kavanaugh will keep Catholic majority in Supreme Court

| Carol Zimmermann | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Brett Kavanaugh took to the podium July 9 at the White House after being introduced as President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, he revealed, among other things, that his Catholic faith is a big part of his life.

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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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