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‘We are bridge builders’: Maronite Catholic youth gather in Lebanon

‘We are bridge builders’: Maronite Catholic youth gather in Lebanon

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

They came from around the world, from Australia, South America, Europe and the United States. Some came from Africa, and some from nearby countries in the Middle East.

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Kenyan Catholic bishops urge peaceful vote

Kenyan Catholic bishops urge peaceful vote

| Fredrick Nzwili | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kenyan Catholic bishops have urged the citizens to prepare to vote peacefully in the Aug. 8 general elections.

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Upcoming referendum will only worsen crisis, Venezuelan bishops say

Upcoming referendum will only worsen crisis, Venezuelan bishops say

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Days before a referendum to elect a constituent assembly to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution, leaders of the country’s bishops’ conference said the referendum is illegal and will only increase the suffering of the people.

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Health care laws must begin and end with human person, bishop says

Health care laws must begin and end with human person, bishop says

| Carol Zimmermann | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Throughout the summer, while Congress was looking for ways to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Catholic bishops have continually reiterated the need to put care for the human person at the forefront of any health care legislation.

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British baby Charlie Gard dies in hospice care

British baby Charlie Gard dies in hospice care

| Simon Caldwell | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Charlie Gard, the British baby whose legal battle caught the attention of the world, died July 28, just over a week before his first birthday, his family announced.

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Religious order welcomes gas pipeline opponents to pray at new ‘chapel’

Religious order welcomes gas pipeline opponents to pray at new ‘chapel’

| Dennis Sadowski | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

As chapels go, the simple structure on property owned by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ congregation in Columbia, Pennsylvania, is not much.

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Pope’s visit to Cartagena to highlight inequality in Latin America

Pope’s visit to Cartagena to highlight inequality in Latin America

| Barbara J. Fraser | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis visits Colombia in September, he will take his message of mercy and reconciliation to Cartagena, a city that still bears scars of its painful history as a slave port. And he will walk the streets where another Jesuit, St. Peter Claver, put that message into practice four centuries ago.

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Theologians in Italy studying development of ‘Humanae Vitae’

Theologians in Italy studying development of ‘Humanae Vitae’

| Cindy Wooden | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Four theologians specializing in marriage and family life are studying Vatican archival material with a view of telling the whole story of how and why Blessed Paul VI wrote his encyclical “Humanae Vitae” on married love.

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Canada’s Jesuits, indigenous hope canoe trip can foster reconciliation

Canada’s Jesuits, indigenous hope canoe trip can foster reconciliation

| Mickey Conlon | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The path to reconciliation between Canada and its First Nations’ people will ultimately be a long journey, but the road to healing a schism developed over 400 years needs to start somewhere.

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Dewane: Budget ‘moral document’; House bill puts poor in ‘real jeopardy’

Dewane: Budget ‘moral document’; House bill puts poor in ‘real jeopardy’

| Julie Asher | July 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

The U.S. House budget resolution “will place millions of poor and vulnerable people in real jeopardy” because it reduces deficits “through cuts for human needs” and by trying to slash taxes at the same time, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee.

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Court says church has right to hire employees who ‘advance faith’

Court says church has right to hire employees who ‘advance faith’

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

A court ruling that the New York Archdiocese did not discriminate against a school principal when it did not renew her contract affirms “the freedom of a church to decide who will serve as its religious leaders,” said the Alliance Defending Freedom.

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Explosive device detonated outside Mexican bishops’ offices

Explosive device detonated outside Mexican bishops’ offices

| David Agren | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

An explosive device was detonated outside the offices of the Mexican bishops’ conference, directly across the street from the country’s most visited religious site, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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