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What influence does religion have on Americans’ lives?

What influence does religion have on Americans’ lives?

| Mark Pattison | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new Pew Research Center survey issued Nov. 15 gauges the influence religion has on Americans’ lives and the hold Catholicism and other Christian religions has on their adherents.

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Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says

Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the Church’s official teaching.

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Bishops listen to grim landscape of policy on the immigration front

Bishops listen to grim landscape of policy on the immigration front

| Rhina Guidos | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a wide-ranging report on immigration Nov. 12, U.S. bishops heard a grim landscape facing immigrants and refugees trying to find shelter in the United States. But they also heard of the wide network of Catholic organizations trying to help, even as they, too, face challenges.

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Australian High Court to hear arguments in Cardinal Pell’s case

Australian High Court to hear arguments in Cardinal Pell’s case

| Michael Sainsbury | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The High Court of Australia has decided to give Cardinal George Pell, 78, a final chance to argue against his conviction on five counts of child sexual abuse.

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Pope denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

Pope denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis warned that violence against Jewish people, which reached a state of horror during World War II, is on the rise again.

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As Supreme Court hears DACA case, bishops voice support for beneficiaries

As Supreme Court hears DACA case, bishops voice support for beneficiaries

| Rhina Guidos | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s a population that almost every bishop in the United States comes into contact with: 700,000 young adults brought into the country as children without documents.

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Bishops hear that third-party reporting system may start in February

Bishops hear that third-party reporting system may start in February

| Dennis Sadowski | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A third-party reporting system to field sexual misconduct allegations against bishops could be in place by the end of February, an official of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told the bishops during their fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Bishops OK new edition of Program of Priestly Formation

Bishops OK new edition of Program of Priestly Formation

| Mark Pattison | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops Nov. 12 adopted the sixth edition of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Program of Priestly Formation for U.S. dioceses and religious orders.

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Bishops approve new hymn texts for the Liturgy of the Hours

Bishops approve new hymn texts for the Liturgy of the Hours

| Mark Pattison | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops voted to approve close to 300 new hymn texts for the Liturgy of the Hours. The Nov. 12 vote was 205-5 with two abstentions.

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