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Vatican Museums loan Leonardo da Vinci work for special anniversary

Vatican Museums loan Leonardo da Vinci work for special anniversary

| By Carol Zimmermann | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci with a painting by the artist that will draw crowds but also pay solemn tribute to the larger-than-life Italian Renaissance painter, architect and inventor.

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Appeals court says Title X rule can take effect while suits proceed

Appeals court says Title X rule can take effect while suits proceed

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced July 15 it would begin implementing the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” to bar Title X funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning.

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Administration to apply ‘third country’ rule for asylum-seekers

Administration to apply ‘third country’ rule for asylum-seekers

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration announced the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security are adopting an interim “third country rule” requiring immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to first apply for refugee status in another country.

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Vatican City State set to end sale of single-use plastics

Vatican City State set to end sale of single-use plastics

| Carol Glatz | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

After current supplies run out, Vatican City State will no longer be selling any single-use plastic items on its tiny territory.

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Young people’s activism is sign of hope for Earth, says Cardinal Turkson

Young people’s activism is sign of hope for Earth, says Cardinal Turkson

| Fredrick Nzwili | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Young people’s intensified demand for climate action is a sign of hope during the planet’s ecological crisis, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

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When Islamic State came, Iraqi monks had just finished hiding manuscripts

When Islamic State came, Iraqi monks had just finished hiding manuscripts

| Doreen Abi Raad | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first time a band of Islamic State militants “visited” the monks, they presented the monks with a kind of suggestion, in a nonthreatening manner: “Why don’t you become a Muslim?”

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With love and listening, Landings guides returning Catholics back to pews

With love and listening, Landings guides returning Catholics back to pews

| Elizabeth Bachmann | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

One hot August night in 2005, Melanie Rigney found solace standing awkwardly in the cool vestibule of St. Charles Borromeo Church, the first church she had entered during the 20 years that saw her married, divorced, bankrupt and uprooted from her hometown in Nebraska to Washington.

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Cardinal fears Iraq could be caught in middle of a U.S.-Iran conflict

Cardinal fears Iraq could be caught in middle of a U.S.-Iran conflict

| By Dale Gavlak | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Cardinal Louis Sako is concerned by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, fearful that his country, Iraq, could be caught in the middle of any potential conflict. It has also made a proposed visit by Pope Francis to Iraq next year uncertain, he said.

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Faith leaders decry ICE deportations, say action causes anxiety, fear

Faith leaders decry ICE deportations, say action causes anxiety, fear

| Julie Asher | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many Catholic and other faith leaders noted that the Gospel reading for July 14 — the day U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was to carry out deportation orders for some immigrants — was the parable of the good Samaritan from the Gospel of St. Luke.

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Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, pope says

Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Praying that Catholics would understand and act on “the inseparable bond” between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela.

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Sister Pimentel shares stories from the border with U.S. priests

Sister Pimentel shares stories from the border with U.S. priests

| July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

If Sister Norma Pimentel has said it once, she has said it dozens of times: She is “a U.S. citizen by chance.”

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Auto executive Iacocca recalled for love of family during funeral Mass

Auto executive Iacocca recalled for love of family during funeral Mass

| July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Though he achieved fame as an automobile executive and leader of a private initiative to renovate the Statue of Liberty, Lee Iacocca valued family above all else in life, said a priest who eulogized him during his funeral Mass July 10.

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