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The song the Father sings

The song the Father sings

| Liz Kelly | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many years ago, I was preparing to speak at a women’s conference, the topic of which was strengthening our Christian friendships. About two days before my talk — I was just putting a few finishing touches on it — I suddenly started to get this nagging feeling that I was to include a section on loneliness. It would take some reworking.

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High court to examine religious liberty, foster care by same-sex couples

High court to examine religious liberty, foster care by same-sex couples

| Carol Zimmermann | February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Feb. 24 that in its next term it will examine if the city of Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic social services agency from the city’s foster care program because the agency will not accept same-sex couples as foster parents.

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Bishops want end to poisonous attacks that immobilize Zambians

Bishops want end to poisonous attacks that immobilize Zambians

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Zambian bishops’ conference called for an immediate end to attacks in which people are sprayed with poisonous substances to immobilize them.

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As COVID-19 spreads, Holy Land Catholics concerned, but sites still open

As COVID-19 spreads, Holy Land Catholics concerned, but sites still open

| Judith Sudilovsky | February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

After Israel reported that 18 people from a recent South Korean tour group were infected with COVID-19, a coronavirus, a spokesman for the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said officials were concerned how the diagnosis would affect Lenten and Easter pilgrimages.

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Pope recognizes miracle in sainthood cause of young tech whiz

Pope recognizes miracle in sainthood cause of young tech whiz

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis formally recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager who the pope has said is a role model for young men and women today.

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Florida bishops call parental consent measure ‘common-sense legislation’

Florida bishops call parental consent measure ‘common-sense legislation’

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Florida’s Catholic bishops Feb. 20 said a bill passed by the Legislature requiring girls under 18 to get a parent’s consent before having an abortion is “common-sense legislation” and they look forward to Gov. Ron DeSantis signing it into law.

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Jean Vanier had ‘manipulative’ sexual relationships with six women

Jean Vanier had ‘manipulative’ sexual relationships with six women

| Philippe Vaillancourt | February 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The investigation reports “sincere and consistent testimony covering the period 1970-2005” from six adults, none of whom had disabilities.

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Wage theft: An underreported crime

Wage theft: An underreported crime

| Mark Pattison | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

A rising tide lifts all boats, according to the popular economic adage.

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One year after abuse summit, Church reviews progress, additional needs

One year after abuse summit, Church reviews progress, additional needs

| Carol Glatz | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Since Pope Francis convened a historic summit at the Vatican one year ago to address clergy sex abuse and accountability, much has been done, but advocates say more is needed.

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