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Learning from natural family planning instructor said better than app

Learning from natural family planning instructor said better than app

| Anna Capizzi | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Natural Cycles recently gained international attention as the first cellphone app to be recognized as a contraceptive by the European Union.

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Cardinal hopes church’s history of survival in Iraq will help its future

Cardinal hopes church’s history of survival in Iraq will help its future

| Carol Glatz | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

To understand the current situation in Iraq — the evolving and complex conflicts there, and the fear and resilience of its Christians — one has to understand its past, which is often ignored or unknown in the West, said a former papal representative to the country.

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Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

| Simon Caldwell | July 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis is praying for the parents of Charlie Gard after a U.S. doctor told them nothing could be done to help their son.

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Catholic leaders mourn for victims killed, injured in trafficking tragedy

Catholic leaders mourn for victims killed, injured in trafficking tragedy

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “completely senseless deaths” of 10 people who died of heat exhaustion and suffocation they suffered from being held in a tractor-trailer “is an incomprehensible tragedy,” said Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio.

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Doing well and doing good: Charities wary of Trump tax plan

Doing well and doing good: Charities wary of Trump tax plan

| Carolyn Mackenzie | July 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

While Capitol Hill and much of the nation have been following the roller coaster of debate surrounding what will come of GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, some are focused on what President Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan might mean for charitable giving.

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Epicenter for opioid addiction a mission field for Catholic outreach

Epicenter for opioid addiction a mission field for Catholic outreach

| Gina Christian | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Philadelphia’s ongoing struggle with opioid addiction has found an epicenter in the Kensington section of the city, where open-air heroin sales, drug usage and overdoses have become commonplace.

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Nuns hear stories of tragedy as they help migrants who land in Italy

Nuns hear stories of tragedy as they help migrants who land in Italy

| Dale Gavlak | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Italian youth lead the lively Sunday worship at St. Pius X Catholic Church in this southern Sicilian town with the help of an African migrant picking up the playful rhythm on a drum.

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U.S. Supreme Court says travel ban exemption can include grandparents

U.S. Supreme Court says travel ban exemption can include grandparents

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court said grandparents can be included among those who have a “bona fide” relationship with refugees seeking to enter the United States from six majority-Muslim countries under the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban.

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Migrant advocates show support for border bishop’s call for solidarity

Migrant advocates show support for border bishop’s call for solidarity

| Rhina Guidos | July 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Following a conversation involving a border bishop and Catholic leaders, migrant advocates from around the U.S. got behind a July 18 pastoral letter issued by the bishop of the Diocese of El Paso calling for a stop to militarization along the border with Mexico and showing compassion for migrants.

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Gingrich, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Vatican, testifies at hearing

Gingrich, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Vatican, testifies at hearing

| Carolyn Mackenzie | July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Callista Gingrich testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 18 for her confirmation hearing as President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

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Health care prescription? Regroup, cooperate, Catholic health leaders say

Health care prescription? Regroup, cooperate, Catholic health leaders say

| Carol Zimmermann | July 18, 2017 | 3 Comments

After efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed late July 17 in the U.S. Senate, Catholic health care leaders said they hope Congress will work together, in small steps, to fix flaws in the current legislation.

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