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Massachusetts judge rejects right to physician-assisted suicide

Massachusetts judge rejects right to physician-assisted suicide

| January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Patients who are terminally ill do not have a right to physician-assisted suicide, but their doctors can provide information and advise about medical aid in dying, a Massachusetts court has ruled.

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Texas Catholic leaders oppose governor’s plan to reject new refugees

Texas Catholic leaders oppose governor’s plan to reject new refugees

| Carol Zimmermann | January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Texas Catholic leaders were quick to take a stand against a Jan. 10 announcement by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that the state would no longer resettle refugees.

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Residents fear what may come next after quakes, archbishop says

Residents fear what may come next after quakes, archbishop says

| Mark Pattison | January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Maria was a body blow to Puerto Rico in 2017, one from which it has yet to fully recover.

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Northern Ireland religious leaders welcome restoration of institutions

Northern Ireland religious leaders welcome restoration of institutions

| Michael Kelly | January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Northern Ireland, has welcomed a new political agreement that restores the suspended democratic institutions set up as part of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

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Canadian communities recall friends, relatives killed in Tehran crash

Canadian communities recall friends, relatives killed in Tehran crash

| Andrew Ehrkamp | January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

If grief is a journey, this is the first painful step: searing heartache.

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Love of baking, culinary skills and prayer make religious brother a winner

Love of baking, culinary skills and prayer make religious brother a winner

| Richard Szczepanowski | January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The oven timer dings, alerting Capuchin Franciscan Brother Andrew Corriente the chocolate layer cake he is baking needs to be checked.

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Catholic movie reviews of 2020 Oscar best picture nominees

Catholic movie reviews of 2020 Oscar best picture nominees

| January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

“1917” – “Ford v Ferrari” – “Jojo Rabbit” – “Joker” – “Marriage Story” – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” – “Parasite” – “The Irishman” – “Little Women”

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Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

| Cindy Wooden | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Peter’s transformation from an erring disciple to the “rock” on which Jesus built his Church was not the result of lessons gleaned from a “self-help” book, but from growing ever closer to the Lord, said Bishop John M. Quinn of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.

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Bishops find hope, and humor, during ‘ad limina’ meeting with pope

Bishops find hope, and humor, during ‘ad limina’ meeting with pope

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The “ad limina” visits bishops are required to make to the Vatican are occasions to be honest about challenges, while also being encouraged to hope, said Bishop John T. Folda of Fargo, North Dakota.

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Baptism is first step on path of humility, pope says

Baptism is first step on path of humility, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

In asking to be baptized, Jesus exemplifies the Christian calling to follow along the path of humility and meekness rather than strutting about and being a showoff, Pope Francis said.

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Retired pope wants his name removed as co-author of book on celibacy

Retired pope wants his name removed as co-author of book on celibacy

| Cindy Wooden | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

At the request of retired Pope Benedict XVI, his name will be removed as co-author of a book defending priestly celibacy, said Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican official who coordinated work on the book.

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Former cardinal moves from Kansas friary to new location

Former cardinal moves from Kansas friary to new location

| Mark Pattison | January 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal who was laicized by the Vatican in 2019 after numerous claims of abuse by him were substantiated, moved Jan. 3 from the Capuchin Franciscan friary in Kansas where he had been living since late 2018.

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