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Bishop Cantu calls for diplomacy to ease U.S.-North Korea differences

Bishop Cantu calls for diplomacy to ease U.S.-North Korea differences

| Dennis Sadowski | August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Diplomacy and political engagement are necessary to resolve the differences between the United States and North Korea and avoid a military conflict, the chairman of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committee said in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Ethical questions surface as scientists advance gene-editing work

Ethical questions surface as scientists advance gene-editing work

| Dennis Sadowski | August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic observers and others are raising ethical questions about the work of an international team of scientists who report that they were able to edit the DNA in human embryos to correct a health disorder.

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Constituent Assembly will ‘mortgage’ Venezuela’s future, Vatican says

Constituent Assembly will ‘mortgage’ Venezuela’s future, Vatican says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a strongly worded statement, the Vatican called on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to respect the will of the people and respect the nation’s current constitution.

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Knights of Columbus planning to replace traditional uniform

Knights of Columbus planning to replace traditional uniform

| Tony Gutierrez | August 9, 2017 | 5 Comments

The Knights of Columbus, long associated with swords, capes and chapeaus, will be going through a significant uniform change.

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Understanding a spirituality of work

Understanding a spirituality of work

| Julie Burkey | August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Spirituality of work” is a phrase that sometimes elicits a bemused reaction. After all, putting together words with such divergent meanings might seem nonsensical, unless we take a closer look:

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Priest holes and history lessons: embracing our ancient faith

Priest holes and history lessons: embracing our ancient faith

| Christina Capecchi | August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nicholas Owen was canonized 364 years after his death.

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Finding out: Is it even possible?

Finding out: Is it even possible?

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

I catch her eye across the pew and smile. Her stomach is starting to swell, slightly. After Mass she rushes over, excited and chatty. “How are you?” I ask.

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Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

| Simon Caldwell | August 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has given a Belgian religious order until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to psychiatric patients.

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Israeli archaeologists think they found lost Roman city of Julias

Israeli archaeologists think they found lost Roman city of Julias

| Judith Sudilovsky | August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

After decades of searching, Israeli archaeologists working on the shores of the Sea of Galilee believe they have uncovered the lost Roman city of Julias, home of the apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip.

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Pope ‘saddened’ after shooting in Nigerian church

Pope ‘saddened’ after shooting in Nigerian church

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis sent his condolences to the victims and survivors of a deadly shooting that occurred during Mass Aug. 6 at a parish in Nigeria.

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Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength to reach out with love to others, Pope Francis said.

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Pope expected to visit Myanmar in late November

Pope expected to visit Myanmar in late November

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis is expected to focus on trying to improve the troubles of about a million ethnic Muslim Rohingya when he visits Myanmar the last week of November, reported ucanews.com.

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