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From readers – March 21, 2019

From readers – March 21, 2019

| March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reaping what’s sowed

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Finding common ground for the common good

Finding common ground for the common good

| Emily Zinos | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I came back to the Catholic Church 20 years ago, it was due in large part to the Church’s public witness defending the sanctity of life in the womb. Since then, my experience of the Catholic faith has broadened my pro-life convictions into a concern for human life at every stage.

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French cardinal, convicted of abuse cover-up, meets pope

French cardinal, convicted of abuse cover-up, meets pope

| March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

As he announced he would do after he was convicted of covering up sexual abuse committed by a priest, French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon met Pope Francis March 18 to hand in his resignation.

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Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB president, ‘resting comfortably’ after suffering mild stroke

Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB president, ‘resting comfortably’ after suffering mild stroke

| March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was taken to the hospital late March 15 after experiencing symptoms of what tests March 16 confirmed was a mild stroke, according to an archdiocesan statement.

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GOP House members urge Democrats to allow vote on ‘Born-Alive’ measure

GOP House members urge Democrats to allow vote on ‘Born-Alive’ measure

| March 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Republican leaders in the House are calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, and other House Democrats “to stop blocking” a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

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USCCB migration chairman, head of CRS oppose ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

USCCB migration chairman, head of CRS oppose ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

| March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee and the president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services March 13 joined Texas and Mexico bishops in opposing the U.S. policy of sending asylum-seekers back to Mexico while they wait for court proceedings.

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Court OKs law ending state funding of Planned Parenthood Medicaid services

Court OKs law ending state funding of Planned Parenthood Medicaid services

| March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati ruled March 12 that the state of Ohio can stop funding Medicaid services provided by Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities.

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Indian bishop, guard hospitalized after parishioners attack them

Indian bishop, guard hospitalized after parishioners attack them

| Carol Zimmermann | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Catholic bishop was hospitalized after a group of parishioners attacked him, a security guard and a priest in a five-decade-old land dispute in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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For Lent, Irish Catholics urged to abandon ‘weapons of mass distraction’

For Lent, Irish Catholics urged to abandon ‘weapons of mass distraction’

| Nick Bramhill | March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Alcohol, smoking and chocolates are some of the most well-known vices that people traditionally give up during Lent. But now Massgoers in Ireland are being urged to make what might be an even harder sacrifice throughout the penitential six-week period — switching off their mobile phones.

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