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Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm U.S. society

Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm U.S. society

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a joint letter to Congress March 19, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said they oppose to the Equality Act because while it is meant to provide protections to those who identify as LGBT, it would impose “sweeping regulations to the detriment of society as a whole.”

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In Utah, Catholics, Mormons have long had ‘positive, cordial relationship’

In Utah, Catholics, Mormons have long had ‘positive, cordial relationship’

| Linda Petersen | March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The March 3 meeting at the Vatican between Pope Francis and Russell M. Nelson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, drew great interest from members of both faiths and was covered extensively in the media in Utah.

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Before Middle East trip, Pompeo briefs religion reporters

Before Middle East trip, Pompeo briefs religion reporters

| Carol Zimmermann | March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told religion reporters in a conference call late March 18 prior to his five-day visit to the Middle East that his visit was focusing on security, the economy, threats from Islamic radical terrorists and the need to promote religious tolerance.

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Vatican summit prompts cardinals to recommit to caring for abuse victims

Vatican summit prompts cardinals to recommit to caring for abuse victims

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Boston is implementing a reporting system to handle confidential and anonymous reporting of misconduct by high-ranking church officials, including cardinals and bishops.

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Old guard looks to new generation of voices on nuclear disarmament

Old guard looks to new generation of voices on nuclear disarmament

| Dennis Sadowski | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kelsey Davenport admits that the Cold War and “the impending doom of nuclear annihilation” is not something she recalls while growing up in her native Marquette, Michigan, even though her family lived not far from a now-closed airbase that was a key part of the U.S. nuclear triad.

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World health depends on changing way food is made, eaten, say speakers

World health depends on changing way food is made, eaten, say speakers

| Carol Glatz | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The food people pick at the supermarket and cook in their kitchens can make a huge difference in helping address the global problems of hunger, obesity and climate change, a number of speakers said at a Vatican conference on sustainable development.

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Co-ops based on Gospel values make an economy more humane, pope says

Co-ops based on Gospel values make an economy more humane, pope says

| Carol Glatz | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

True wealth lies in relationships with other people, not material goods, which is why cooperatives based on Gospel values are “the right road” to take, Pope Francis said.

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Possibility Maryland will legalize assisted suicide adds urgency to march

Possibility Maryland will legalize assisted suicide adds urgency to march

| Emily Rosenthal | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

As crowds gathered outside of St. Mary’s Church in Annapolis for the Maryland March for Life, Roger Donnelly handed out hundreds of pro-life signs.

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Taste and see: the Eucharist as a meal

Taste and see: the Eucharist as a meal

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the most distinctive aspects of the Eucharist is that it is a meal. It is readily apparent by the configuration of the Church: The focal point is the table in the center of the sanctuary.

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New York court rules Archbishop Sheen’s remains transferred to Peoria

New York court rules Archbishop Sheen’s remains transferred to Peoria

| March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced “with great joy” March 5 that the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division ruled 5-0 that the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen should be transferred from New York to the Peoria Diocese.

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Iowa bishop presents coalition’s Pacem award to Dalai Lama in India

Iowa bishop presents coalition’s Pacem award to Dalai Lama in India

| Barb Arland-Fye | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a Buddhist temple nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, more than 7,200 miles from Davenport, Iowa, the Dalai Lama received the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award from Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula March 4.

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God in the darkness

God in the darkness

| Father Michael Johnson | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

“God called out to him from the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ He answered, ‘Here I am.’ God said, ‘Come no nearer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.’”

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