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Religious groups to fight physical, sexual violence against kids in Peru

Religious groups to fight physical, sexual violence against kids in Peru

| Barbara J. Fraser | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic and other Christian and non-Christian religious groups launched an effort Aug. 16 to combat violence, especially sexual violence, against children in Peru.

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Medieval reform proposals can help current abuse crisis, historian says

Medieval reform proposals can help current abuse crisis, historian says

| Carol Glatz | August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A radical program of reform addressing the widespread problem of abusive clergy and negligent superiors in the 11th century holds some essential insights and lessons for the church today, a church historian has said.

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Marriage and Communion: Norms address interchurch couples

Marriage and Communion: Norms address interchurch couples

| Cindy Wooden | May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The German bishops are not the only bishops in the world to propose or adopt pastoral guidelines for allowing an Anglican or a Protestant married to a Catholic to receive the Eucharist under certain circumstances.

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USCCB president praises pope for ‘powerful words’ calling all to holiness

USCCB president praises pope for ‘powerful words’ calling all to holiness

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he is grateful to Pope Francis for “his powerful, straightforward words” in “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), his apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in today’s world.”

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Pope asks forgiveness from victims of clergy sex abuse in Chile

Pope asks forgiveness from victims of clergy sex abuse in Chile

| January 16, 2018 | 4 Comments

Pope Francis, in his first formal speech in Chile, asked forgiveness from those who were sexually abused by priests.

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Eliminating any difference between sexes ‘is not right,’ pope says

Eliminating any difference between sexes ‘is not right,’ pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 5, 2017 | 11 Comments

While societies must find a way to overcome the subjugation of women, pretending there are no differences between men and women or even using technology to change a person’s sex is not the answer, Pope Francis said.

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Bishops: Amend repeal bill to protect poor, keep ban on abortion coverage

Bishops: Amend repeal bill to protect poor, keep ban on abortion coverage

| Julie Asher | September 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

The latest version of a Republican measure in the Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act must be amended to protect poor and vulnerable Americans, said the chairmen of four U.S. bishops’ committees.

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Attack on police near Notre Dame cathedral shakes Paris

Attack on police near Notre Dame cathedral shakes Paris

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

A man was shot after an apparent hammer attack on police officers at Paris police headquarters next to the Cathedral of Notre Dame on Tuesday.

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Pope horrified by ‘unacceptable massacre’ in Syria

Pope horrified by ‘unacceptable massacre’ in Syria

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead.

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Pope Francis has a special message for the Super Bowl

Pope Francis has a special message for the Super Bowl

| February 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the Patriots and the Falcons gear up for Super Bowl LI, Pope Francis sent a message to both players and viewers, saying the game is an opportunity to show solidarity and build virtue.

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For Somali refugees, Catholic agencies ‘welcome the stranger’

For Somali refugees, Catholic agencies ‘welcome the stranger’

| Kevin Jones | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Somali couple with three children is seeking a new life in Minnesota thanks to a Catholic Charities’ resettlement program that cites a Christian imperative for its work.

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Pope calls out apathy, greed preventing the end of human trafficking

Pope calls out apathy, greed preventing the end of human trafficking

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Indifference, criminal networks and powerful economic interests still pose a challenge to those fighting against human trafficking, Pope Francis said.

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