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Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pray for politicians, government officials and anyone in a position of authority, including priests and bishops, Pope Francis urged as he ended his summer schedule and resumed his celebration of morning Mass with a small congregation.

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Panelists examine ‘human costs, moral implications’ of migration crisis

Panelists examine ‘human costs, moral implications’ of migration crisis

| Mark Zimmermann | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Facing the challenge of the migration crisis will require voices and actions taken up in solidarity with migrants across the globe, said a speaker at a Sept. 11 dialogue on immigration at Georgetown University.

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Papal commission for protection of minors meets again in Rome

Papal commission for protection of minors meets again in Rome

| September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meeting in Rome said there was a continued need to make safeguarding consistently part of the life of the Church around the world.

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Religious shareholders press their case on gun manufacturers, retailers

Religious shareholders press their case on gun manufacturers, retailers

| September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The desire for action on preventing more gun violence may face hurdles in Congress, but those pressing for change are having an effect in the corporate boardroom.

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South African bishops: Government must protect women, girls from murder

South African bishops: Government must protect women, girls from murder

| Bronwen Dachs | September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

South African bishops called for action to end violence against women after a spate of killings and rapes sparked outrage in a country with one of the world’s highest murder rates.

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Pope wanted apostles’ relics united to encourage Christian unity

Pope wanted apostles’ relics united to encourage Christian unity

| Carol Glatz | September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said giving fragments of St. Peter’s bones to the head of the Church founded by Peter’s brother, St. Andrew, was meant to be a reminder and encouragement of the journey toward Christian unity.

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Indian church leaders: Child rape charges concocted against priest, nurse

Indian church leaders: Child rape charges concocted against priest, nurse

| September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A priest and a nurse working at a Catholic school in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand have been held in custody after being charged with sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl.

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Dorian recovery work shows ‘we are your brother’s keeper,’ says volunteer

Dorian recovery work shows ‘we are your brother’s keeper,’ says volunteer

| Tom Tracy | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

As catastrophic as Hurricane Dorian was, the characteristic optimism of Bahamians will help soften the painful recovery to come, according to a hurricane-preparedness volunteer in Nassau.

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Court allows Trump administration to bar asylum-seekers for now

Court allows Trump administration to bar asylum-seekers for now

| Carol Zimmermann | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court issued an unsigned order late Sept. 11 that will temporarily allow the Trump administration to enforce its new rule preventing many Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States, while the legal battle over this issue continues to work its way through the courts.

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Smith says abortion survivor bill is ‘pro-child, human rights’ measure

Smith says abortion survivor bill is ‘pro-child, human rights’ measure

| September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

At a Sept. 10 hearing on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, said the U.S. House “needs to vote now and approve this humane, pro-child, human rights legislation.”

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Nitty-gritty ministry: Pope in Africa applies Gospel to real life

Nitty-gritty ministry: Pope in Africa applies Gospel to real life

| September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

While Pope Francis’ comments on U.S. criticism of his papacy drew the biggest headlines during his visit to Africa, the Masses he celebrated in Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius drew the biggest crowds.

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Trusting the Holy Spirit to bless listening, learning

Trusting the Holy Spirit to bless listening, learning

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Huddled in St. Joseph Hall at the Archdiocesan Catholic Center for a practice round of a Pre-Synod Prayer and Listening Event, I found myself entering deeply into the guided prayer and especially our moderator’s first set of questions: What is going well in the archdiocese? Where do we see blessings in our experience of the local Church?

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