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“Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins

“Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins

| Bishop Robert Barron | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unorthodox, a mini-series that debuted on Netflix a few weeks ago, is the story of a young woman who escapes from her oppressive Hasidic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and finds freedom with a group of welcoming friends in Berlin.

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Nobody said it would be easy, but you can manage your kids’ screen use

Nobody said it would be easy, but you can manage your kids’ screen use

| Mark Pattison | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The theme song to the Disney Channel’s old “Phineas and Ferb” cartoon series proclaims, “There’s 104 days to summer vacation.” Parents are forgiven for thinking, “Only 104?” They haven’t see much difference between the end of classroom learning and vacation — at least this year.

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Pope renews prayers for Catholics in China

Pope renews prayers for Catholics in China

| Carol Glatz | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis assured Catholics in China that the universal church shared their hopes and supported them during hardship.

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Just what is the truth about Norma McCorvey?

Just what is the truth about Norma McCorvey?

| John Mulderig | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The documentary “AKA Jane Roe” (FX, streaming on Hulu) is ostensibly a portrait of Norma McCorvey, the official but largely nominal plaintiff in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, the outcome of which was the legalization of abortion across the United States.

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Bioethics center: U.K. elderly death rate greatest failure of pandemic

Bioethics center: U.K. elderly death rate greatest failure of pandemic

| Simon Caldwell | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The “extremely high death rate” in U.K. care homes for the elderly will go down as the greatest national failure of the coronavirus crisis, a Catholic bioethics institute said.

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Faith leaders: Protecting human life is priority in reopening churches

Faith leaders: Protecting human life is priority in reopening churches

The bishops of the state of Washington said suspension of the public celebration of Mass because of the coronavirus pandemic was undertaken “not out of fear, but out of our deepest respect for human life and health.”

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Catholic leaders decry prisoners’ exposure to COVID-19 during pandemic

Catholic leaders decry prisoners’ exposure to COVID-19 during pandemic

| Mark Pattison | May 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

A May 19 statement by 14 Catholic leaders, including five bishops, decried the danger people in prison are exposed to during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump says houses of worship ‘essential,’ directs governors to open them

Trump says houses of worship ‘essential,’ directs governors to open them

Saying America needs “more prayer, not less,” President Donald Trump May 22 declared houses of worship “essential” and directed the country’s governors “to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, this weekend.”

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Walz expands worship to 25% church capacity; bishops modify plan forward

Walz expands worship to 25% church capacity; bishops modify plan forward

| May 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

“We know that Governor Walz and his administration are trusting that when faith communities gather, they will do so consistent with public health guidance. Our commitment as Catholics to the common good makes it natural for us to pledge to be good citizens when we gather for worship,” Archbishop Hebda said in a letter to the faithful.

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