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Cardinal leaves hospital, continues recovery in rehabilitation program

Cardinal leaves hospital, continues recovery in rehabilitation program

| James Ramos | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

After being hospitalized after suffering a stroke while praying the Stations of the Cross March 15, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was discharged March 20 from St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston and was transferred to a nearby rehabilitation program.

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Pope to sign letter to young people at popular Marian sanctuary

Pope to sign letter to young people at popular Marian sanctuary

| Carol Glatz | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The place Pope Francis chose to sign his letter to young people is an important and popular sanctuary housing the Holy House of Loreto.

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Catholic-Mormon dialogue is a very personal thing for Utah couple

Catholic-Mormon dialogue is a very personal thing for Utah couple

| Linda Petersen | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

For Julie Boerio-Goates and her husband, Steven Goates, dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a very personal thing.

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Polish cardinal, St. John Paul’s aide, defends pontiff’s record on abuse

Polish cardinal, St. John Paul’s aide, defends pontiff’s record on abuse

| Jonathan Luxmoore | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

A close aide to St. John Paul II has vigorously defended the late pope’s handling of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and denied accusations that he ignored the problem during his 27-year pontificate.

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Abortion dialogue in time of extremism

Abortion dialogue in time of extremism

| Michelle La Rosa | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the end of February, 44 U.S. Senators voted against legislation that would ban the willful or negligent homicide of babies born alive after a botched abortion.

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Panel: Policies to empower women must protect femininity, human dignity

Panel: Policies to empower women must protect femininity, human dignity

| Beth Griffin | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Women should not be required to divest themselves of femininity to achieve empowerment and gender equality, according to panelists at a March 19 event at the United Nations.

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A sacrament for healing shame

A sacrament for healing shame

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is always surprising to me that people turn out in such great numbers for Ash Wednesday Mass. The symbol of ashes on the forehead is an ancient symbol of repentance. It is an acknowledgment that I have sinned and I need God’s mercy. Perhaps so many people come on Ash Wednesday because deep down they recognize a basic human need ­— the need to be freed from shame.

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Un sacramento para sanar la vergüenza

Un sacramento para sanar la vergüenza

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Siempre me sorprende que la gente se presente en números tan grandes para la misa del Miércoles de Ceniza. El símbolo de las cenizas en la frente es un antiguo símbolo del arrepentimiento. Es un reconocimiento de que he pecado y necesito la misericordia de Dios. Quizás tantas personas acudan el Miércoles de Ceniza porque en el fondo reconocen una necesidad humana básica: la necesidad de liberarse de la vergüenza.

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Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm U.S. society

Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm U.S. society

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a joint letter to Congress March 19, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said they oppose to the Equality Act because while it is meant to provide protections to those who identify as LGBT, it would impose “sweeping regulations to the detriment of society as a whole.”

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