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Cardinal Dolan in op-ed criticizes Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric

Cardinal Dolan in op-ed criticizes Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an op-ed piece published July 29 in the New York Daily News, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York took issue with the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump without explicitly naming him.

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Cardinal says Planned Parenthood videos illustrate ‘throwaway culture’

Cardinal says Planned Parenthood videos illustrate ‘throwaway culture’

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley said that Planned Parenthood officials’ videotaped descriptions of how fetal tissue and organs are procured for researchers during abortions illustrates what Pope Francis calls today’s “throwaway culture.”

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Papal parenting guide: Francis delivers his own how-to for families

Papal parenting guide: Francis delivers his own how-to for families

| Carol Glatz | July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis knows the family is made up of real people living in the real world, which is why he often gives down-to-earth advice.

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House limits number allowed in chamber to hear papal address to Congress

House limits number allowed in chamber to hear papal address to Congress

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

House members voted July 28 to limit the number of people allowed in the House Chamber Sept. 24 when Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress.

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Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

| Mark Pattison | July 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America’s decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national level.

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Nuns ask court for protection from complying with HHS mandate, fines

Nuns ask court for protection from complying with HHS mandate, fines

| Cindy Wooden | July 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

In a July 23 filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Little Sisters of the Poor have asked the court for relief from being forced to comply with the federal contraceptive mandate or face heavy fines.

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The pope’s ‘staycation': Correspondence, trip preparation fill his days

The pope’s ‘staycation': Correspondence, trip preparation fill his days

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Returning to the Vatican in the midst of a heat wave after an eight-day, three-country trip to South America, Pope Francis took the kind of vacation he said he prefers: what has become known as a “staycation.”

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Lafayette bishop offers prayers in wake of theater shooting

Lafayette bishop offers prayers in wake of theater shooting

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Michael Jarrell of Lafayette offered prayers and sympathy to the victims of a multiplex cinema shooting July 23 in Lafayette in which two were killed and nine wounded.

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New video released with Planned Parenthood official discussing abortion

New video released with Planned Parenthood official discussing abortion

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Amid an outcry from members of the GOP demanding answers to questions raised by a video of a Planned Parenthood physician talking about preserving fetal organs and tissue for researchers for a fee, a second video emerged July 21 of a different physician from the organization talking about the same topic.

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Wisconsin’s new law outlaws non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks

Wisconsin’s new law outlaws non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker July 20 signed a bill into law that would prohibit all Wisconsin abortions at or beyond the 20-week gestation mark, making an exception only for medical emergencies.

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‘Good Is Winning’ social media effort gears up for Pope Francis’ visit

‘Good Is Winning’ social media effort gears up for Pope Francis’ visit

| Patricia L. Guilfoyle | July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

A broad digital media project to coincide with Pope Francis’ visit this fall to the United States aims to recruit and interact with young people, particularly those who do not think of themselves as religious.

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Papal trip began as World Meeting of Families, grew to be three-city tour

Papal trip began as World Meeting of Families, grew to be three-city tour

| Tom Tracy | July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first traces of preparation for Pope Francis’ historic U.S. visit this September could be said to have started in Milan, Italy, in 2012.

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