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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

| Mark Pattison | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration’s family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

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Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

| Mark Pattison | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

An increase in calls to dioceses to report claims of clergy sexual abuse has happened before, and is likely to happen again in the wake of the credible claim lodged against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, according to the head of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection.

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Panel: Democrats face challenges engaging faith voters

Panel: Democrats face challenges engaging faith voters

| Rhina Guidos | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Cecil Roberts was growing up in coal country in West Virginia in the 1960s, he said you could always count on seeing the images of three men on the walls of coal company houses.

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Out of this world: Vatican’s care for creation includes final frontier

Out of this world: Vatican’s care for creation includes final frontier

| Carol Glatz | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

No periphery is far enough away to escape a pope’s purview. Not even outer space.

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Women faith leaders at rally denounce separation of families at border

Women faith leaders at rally denounce separation of families at border

| Steve Larkin | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

About 200 people gathered outside the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington at a rally to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border June 19.

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Abuse allegation against Cardinal McCarrick found credible

Abuse allegation against Cardinal McCarrick found credible

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, said June 20 he will no longer exercise any public ministry “in obedience” to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago was found credible.

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World Meeting of Families to feature Father James Martin as keynoter

World Meeting of Families to feature Father James Martin as keynoter

| Sarah Mac Donald | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The issue of LGBT families has dogged the ninth World Meeting of Families since it was revealed that an image of a gay couple was edited for a preparatory booklet, and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell’s comments on gay families were deleted from a video.

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Pope advances sainthood cause for Mexican mother, Argentine martyrs

Pope advances sainthood cause for Mexican mother, Argentine martyrs

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis issued decrees advancing the sainthood cause of four candidates, including a widowed mother of nine from Mexico, who founded groups for laypeople as well as two religious congregations.

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East European church leaders fret about same-sex marriage ruling

East European church leaders fret about same-sex marriage ruling

| June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders in central Europe vowed to uphold church teachings on marriage after Europe’s highest court ruled same-sex married couples should have residence rights in all countries.

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Papal trip to Geneva marks ‘new spring’ in ecumenism

Papal trip to Geneva marks ‘new spring’ in ecumenism

| June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ one-day pilgrimage to Geneva will mark another major ecumenical moment in his papacy.

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Catholic scientists find camaraderie when discussing faith, research

Catholic scientists find camaraderie when discussing faith, research

| Dennis Sadowski | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are few places University of Delaware physicist Stephen Barr would rather be than in a roomful of 100 or so of his science colleagues discussing quantum mechanics without having to confront the oft-perceived divide between science and religion.

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At U.S. Open, priest has chance to minister and enjoy his favorite sport

At U.S. Open, priest has chance to minister and enjoy his favorite sport

| Gregory A. Shemitz | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Several hours before Brooks Koepka captured his second straight U.S. Open golf championship June 17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, Father Tom Guido continued a personal Father’s Day tradition by celebrating Mass at his 16th straight U.S. Open.

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