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Trump executive memorandum reinstates ‘Mexico City Policy’ on abortion

Trump executive memorandum reinstates ‘Mexico City Policy’ on abortion

| Mark Pattison | January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald J. Trump issued an executive memorandum Jan. 23 reinstating the “Mexico City Policy,” which bans all foreign nongovernmental organizations receiving U.S. funds from performing or promoting abortion as a method of family planning in other countries.

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Trump presidency receives words of hope, prayers for civility

Trump presidency receives words of hope, prayers for civility

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Words of congratulations as well as caution emerged from political and religious leaders as President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20.

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Protesters take to streets of downtown Washington on Inauguration Day

Protesters take to streets of downtown Washington on Inauguration Day

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The inauguration parade route was an unexpectedly strange place for Suzzett and David Faby to find themselves in as they headed to celebrate Donald Trump, the man the Catholic couple voted for in the 2016 presidential election.

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Rockville Centre, NY seminarians among first-timers at inauguration

Rockville Centre, NY seminarians among first-timers at inauguration

| Mark Pattison | January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Three seminarians from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, attended the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump Jan. 20, thanks to help from their representative in Congress.

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Though snubbed by Women’s March, pro-life groups still participate

Though snubbed by Women’s March, pro-life groups still participate

| Rhina Guidos | January 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

Like many concerned about what Donald Trump has said about women and his various and changing positions on abortion, Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa decided she wanted to take part in the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington, protesting the new president on the day after his inauguration as the country’s 45th leader.

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‘We will be protected by God,’ Trump declares in inaugural address

‘We will be protected by God,’ Trump declares in inaugural address

| Mark Pattison | January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald J. Trump told the nation in his inaugural address that it need not fear in the days ahead.

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St. Paul Seminary course aims to turn future priests into ‘fishermen’

St. Paul Seminary course aims to turn future priests into ‘fishermen’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

While visiting Vatican offices, speaking to Catholic movements and following the footsteps of the early Christians, a group of transitional deacons from St. Paul, was in Rome getting an inside look into the church’s mission in the world.

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Pope offers prayers for Trump as he becomes 45th U.S. president

Pope offers prayers for Trump as he becomes 45th U.S. president

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis sent best wishes and prayers to incoming President Donald J. Trump shortly after he took the oath of office.

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Christian living requires constant battle with devil, pope says

Christian living requires constant battle with devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Moving closer to Christ means facing daily struggles against temptation and battling against evil, Pope Francis said.

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Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis posed for a photo Jan. 18 with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, it was not a protocol-dictated nicety; it was a recognition of the commitment on the part of the pope and of a coalition of state and private agencies in Louisiana to stop human trafficking.

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Pope: Catholics, Lutherans must continue to seek common ground

Pope: Catholics, Lutherans must continue to seek common ground

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although great strides have been made through 50 years of ecumenical dialogue, Catholics and Lutherans must continue to work toward becoming a full and visible sign of unity for the world, Pope Francis said.

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Speakers: Aim for truth with love to help those with same-sex attraction

Speakers: Aim for truth with love to help those with same-sex attraction

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

For Courage member Daniel Mattson, the intersection of his life with the gay rights movement caused “all hell to break loose.”

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