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High court won’t hear states’ appeals over defunding Planned Parenthood

High court won’t hear states’ appeals over defunding Planned Parenthood

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pro-life leaders said they were disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court declined Dec. 10 to hear appeals from Kansas and Louisiana on lower court rulings that have stopped the states from blocking Medicaid funds going to Planned Parenthood.

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Vatican official: With migration, cooperation is better than isolationism

Vatican official: With migration, cooperation is better than isolationism

| Carol Glatz | December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican praised the adoption by more than 160 nations of a key agreement on global migration, saying today’s migration challenges are better tackled together than with “isolationist” stances.

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Two Jesuit provinces release names of priests with credible abuse claims

Two Jesuit provinces release names of priests with credible abuse claims

| December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The leaders of two U.S. provinces of the Society of Jesus released the names of more than 150 clergy with credible sexual abuse claims against them dating to the 1950s.

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Catholic groups push for strong climate deal at U.N. summit in Poland

Catholic groups push for strong climate deal at U.N. summit in Poland

| Jonathan Luxmoore | December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic representatives worked to keep negotiations on track for a comprehensive deal to address global warming as the U.N. climate change conference entered its second and final week in Katowice, Poland.

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Algerian martyrs bear witness to dialogue, peace, pope says

Algerian martyrs bear witness to dialogue, peace, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The lives of 19 religious men and women martyred during the Algerian civil war are a testament to God’s plan of love and peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims, Pope Francis said.

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Surprise! Pope makes several impromptu visits

Surprise! Pope makes several impromptu visits

| Cindy Wooden | December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis made surprise visits Dec. 7 and 8 to people receiving medical care far from their homes, to a dozen intellectually challenged young people and to the staff of a major Rome newspaper.

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Pope: Prepare for Christ’s birth by recognizing mistakes, sowing peace

Pope: Prepare for Christ’s birth by recognizing mistakes, sowing peace

| Carol Glatz | December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Advent is a time for people to think about what they can change about themselves so that they can sow the seeds of peace, justice and fraternity in their daily lives, Pope Francis said.

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Advent week two — Reading the Advent season through nature

Advent week two — Reading the Advent season through nature

| Nancy de Flon | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Advent is a season of expectation, of waiting for promises to be fulfilled — God’s promises, to our Israelite ancestors in the faith and to us. Isaiah promises the birth of a child named Emmanuel, “God with us.”

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Woman dumps acid on priest hearing confessions in Managua

Woman dumps acid on priest hearing confessions in Managua

| December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 24-year-old woman dumped sulfuric acid on a priest while he was hearing confessions in the Managua cathedral.

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German prosecutors launch crackdown on church sex abuse

German prosecutors launch crackdown on church sex abuse

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

German police and prosecutors are launching investigations into clergy sexual abuse following the Sept. 12 leak of a report containing evidence of 3,700 alleged child sex abuse cases in the Catholic Church over a 68-year-period.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse —  A-II (PG)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Traditionalists be warned: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has little to do with your father’s Peter Parker.

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Christmas spirit in the air as Vatican unveils Nativity scene, tree

Christmas spirit in the air as Vatican unveils Nativity scene, tree

| December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of people in St. Peter’s Square Dec. 7 applauded as white curtains unfurled, revealing a 52-foot wide artistic representation of Jesus’ birth made entirely of sand and dubbed the “Sand Nativity.”

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