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Use your words

Use your words

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two groups ask me often what they can do to help their children grow in faith: parents of toddlers and parents of young adults.

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National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

| Dennis Sadowski | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Review Board chairman called for changes to the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” to “make it a less ambiguous document” because despite nearly every diocese meeting its standards in third-party audits, some bishops are facing scrutiny about their handling of reports of wayward priests.

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Priest uses his mother’s sauce recipe to help the needy, evangelize

Priest uses his mother’s sauce recipe to help the needy, evangelize

| Katie Rutter | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Father Jim Sichko recalls Tuesdays during his childhood in Orange, Texas, he can almost smell the aroma of his mother’s homemade tomato sauce wafting through their home.

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Brazil’s new Catholic president promises conservative moral agenda

Brazil’s new Catholic president promises conservative moral agenda

| Lise Alves | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a Catholic who campaigned to rid the nation of corruption, will take office Jan. 1 with a conservative moral agenda.

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Seeing the best at the worst of times

Seeing the best at the worst of times

| Christina Capecchi | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Roxanne Loper was almost home. Her journey had begun 15 months before, when she spotted a picture of a baby girl on the World Partners website and sensed something special.

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Pittsburgh parishes asked to collect funds for Jewish congregations

Pittsburgh parishes asked to collect funds for Jewish congregations

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parishes throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh will take up a special collection for the three Jewish congregations that worship at the Tree of Life Synagogue, which was attacked by a gunman.

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Caravan heads to Mexico City; Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

Caravan heads to Mexico City; Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

| David Agren | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The caravan of migrants making its way through Mexico has started arriving in Mexico City, where the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the world’s most-visited Marian shrine, has opened its shelter for pilgrims to weary Central American migrants.

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Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

| Rhina Guidos | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal officials sought entry to two properties belonging to the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, seeking to survey the land for construction of a border wall on it, but in an Oct. 29 statement, Brownsville Bishop Daniel E. Flores said he did not consent to such use because such a structure “would limit freedom of the church to exercise her mission in the Rio Grande Valley.”

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Federal authorities order USCCB, dioceses to retain documents

Federal authorities order USCCB, dioceses to retain documents

| Rhina Guidos | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

An attorney for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has confirmed that federal officials have asked the organization to keep documents and other files that might pertain to possible sex abuse allegations and other matters and to order the same of all dioceses around the country.

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Women religious vow solidarity in fight against human trafficking

Women religious vow solidarity in fight against human trafficking

| Dennis Sadowski | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

There was a time years ago when Flor Molina was working in a Southern California sewing factory, earning a scant wage and sleeping at night in a storage room not far from the factory floor.

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New coordinating body for Catholic charismatic activities announced

New coordinating body for Catholic charismatic activities announced

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The two international bodies that had been supporting and coordinating the international activities of charismatic Catholics will become one new organization.

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Pope Francis prays for Coptic Orthodox Christians after terrorist attack

Pope Francis prays for Coptic Orthodox Christians after terrorist attack

| Carol Glatz | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of a deadly attack against Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt, Pope Francis prayed for the victims, their families and the entire Christian community.

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