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Bishops approve charter changes to widen protection of young people

Bishops approve charter changes to widen protection of young people

| Dennis Sadowski | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Changes in language to clarify several sections of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” were approved during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Migration is about people, not numbers, pope says

Migration is about people, not numbers, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Migrants seeking a better life in other countries must not be viewed with suspicion but rather defended and protected, no matter their status, Pope Francis said.

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AMA delegates OK continued review of assisted suicide policy

AMA delegates OK continued review of assisted suicide policy

| June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The American Medical Association House of Delegates voted 314-243 not to affirm the report of the organization’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs to maintain the AMA’s long-held opposition to assisted suicide.

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Philippine priest killed while preparing for Mass

Philippine priest killed while preparing for Mass

| June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Nilo became the fourth Catholic priest to be shot in the Philippines in the past six months and the second within a week, ucanews.com reported.

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Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

| Peter Finney Jr. | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite groundbreaking steps the U.S. Catholic Church has taken to prevent the sexual abuse of minors in the past 16 years, a potential “complacency” in following safety protocols could pose a challenge to those hard-won advances.

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Pope accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops in wake of scandal

Pope accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops in wake of scandal

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

After an in-depth Vatican-led investigation into clerical sexual abuse and cover-ups, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 61-year-old Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, Chile, and two other Chilean bishops June 11.

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To love, to honor — and to have fun

To love, to honor — and to have fun

| Kate Soucheray | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s summertime, and with the longer days and warmer weather, we are reminded to have fun with our spouse.

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Oh, Susanna! The poetry and  pro-life power of baby names

Oh, Susanna! The poetry and pro-life power of baby names

| Christina Capecchi | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The big news from the Social Security Administration is the ousting of a champion: Liam has dethroned Noah as the nation’s most popular boy name. This was the headline of its newly released baby-name report, an annual synthesis of Social Security card applications from the past year that offers a fascinating cultural statement and doubles as a tip sheet for expectant parents.

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More annulment processes done for free, Vatican statistics show

More annulment processes done for free, Vatican statistics show

| Cindy Wooden | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Implementation of Pope Francis’ abbreviated process for declaring the nullity of a marriage got off to a slow start, Vatican statistics showed, but his encouragement for making the annulment process free for petitioners fared better.

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