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Archbishop Hebda in homily for brother bishops: give all, show commitment to change

Archbishop Hebda in homily for brother bishops: give all, show commitment to change

| Christopher Gunty | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dressed in penitential purple vestments, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, led the bishops of the United States in a Mass Nov. 12 to open their fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Maryland pilgrims walk 50 miles ‘in penance and prayer’ for priesthood

Maryland pilgrims walk 50 miles ‘in penance and prayer’ for priesthood

| Paul McMullen | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stephanie Rubeling’s support of the priesthood goes beyond thoughts and prayers.

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Cardinal: Delay in vote on abuse response proposals a ‘bump in the road’

Cardinal: Delay in vote on abuse response proposals a ‘bump in the road’

| Dennis Sadowski | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Vatican-requested delay in adopting practices that are expected to boost accountability among U.S. bishops in their response to clergy sex abuse is a “bump in the road,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Vatican asks USCCB to delay vote on sex abuse response proposals

Vatican asks USCCB to delay vote on sex abuse response proposals

| Dennis Sadowski | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not vote on two proposals they were to discuss at their Baltimore meeting regarding their response to the clergy sex abuse crisis.

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Final HHS rule confirms religious exemption to contraceptive mandate

Final HHS rule confirms religious exemption to contraceptive mandate

| Julie Asher | November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

A rule finalizing the religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate should be “the end of a long cultural war fight” over the issue and confirm that the U.S. government ” never needed nuns to give out contraceptives” to women, said the president of the Becket law firm.

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Kavanaugh could be deciding vote in Supreme Court death penalty case

Kavanaugh could be deciding vote in Supreme Court death penalty case

| Carol Zimmermann | November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The latest death penalty case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court was not about if a death-row prisoner should be executed, but how.

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Special delivery: Vatican Christmas stamps feature inmate’s art

Special delivery: Vatican Christmas stamps feature inmate’s art

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the Christmas season draws near, the Vatican postal service prepared a unique set of commemorative stamps designed by a talented, yet unlikely, artist: a prisoner serving a life sentence.

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Pope recognizes martyrdom of former Cretin High School teacher

Pope recognizes martyrdom of former Cretin High School teacher

| Cindy Wooden | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982.

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Plenty of weapons, lack of safe water is a ‘disgrace,’ pope says

Plenty of weapons, lack of safe water is a ‘disgrace,’ pope says

| November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is a horrible disgrace that in the 21st century, millions of people still do not have access to clean drinking water and so many become ill or die from contaminated water sources, Pope Francis said.

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New policies needed to protect workers, says EU bishops’ commission

New policies needed to protect workers, says EU bishops’ commission

| Anne Condodina | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Politicians must act to assist workers as technology continues to transform jobs across Europe, said a committee of the European Union bishops’ commission.

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Archbishop Gomez: ‘Pray hard’ for all affected by California shooting

Archbishop Gomez: ‘Pray hard’ for all affected by California shooting

| November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a shooting spree late Nov. 7 at a country-music bar in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles from the heart of Los Angeles, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles asked people to “pray hard” for the victims and their families.

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Equestrian order supports Holy Land Catholics, encourages dialogue

Equestrian order supports Holy Land Catholics, encourages dialogue

| Cindy Wooden | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 30,000 members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem fund about 80 percent of the annual budget of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, ensuring that Catholic parishes and seminaries, schools and hospitals in Israel, Palestine and Jordan continue to function, said U.S. Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien.

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