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Key West Catholic school struggles to reopen after Hurricane Irma

Key West Catholic school struggles to reopen after Hurricane Irma

| Tom Tracy | September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Robert Wright, principal of the Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West, reluctantly left town before Hurricane Irma made its historic landfall, knowing it wouldn’t be easy getting back to Florida’s southernmost tip later on.

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Parish pantry volunteers say getting ahead of Irma helped people cope

Parish pantry volunteers say getting ahead of Irma helped people cope

| Jim Davis | September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The best way to cope with something like Hurricane Irma: Get ahead of it.

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Bannon remarks on ’60 Minutes’ revive anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant views

Bannon remarks on ’60 Minutes’ revive anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant views

| Robert P. Lockwood | September 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

When former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and the U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, he resurrected widespread 19th-century anti-Catholic nativist charges against the church and immigrants to the United States.

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Belgian brothers group to keep offering euthanasia at psych facilities

Belgian brothers group to keep offering euthanasia at psych facilities

| Jonathan Luxmoore | September 15, 2017 | 3 Comments

Belgium’s Brothers of Charity Group, which runs 15 centers for psychiatric patients, has rejected a Vatican order to stop offering euthanasia.

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Don’t be embarrassed to talk about sex, youths tell Vatican officials

Don’t be embarrassed to talk about sex, youths tell Vatican officials

| Cindy Wooden | September 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Several young people attending a Vatican-sponsored seminar on the upcoming Synod of Bishops urged the Vatican and the bishops themselves to be opening to listening to youths talk and ask questions about love, sex and sexuality.

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Judicial group launches digital ads opposing ‘religious litmus test’

Judicial group launches digital ads opposing ‘religious litmus test’

| September 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Washington-based Judicial Crisis Network Sept. 15 launched a 10-day digital ad campaign objecting to a U.S. Democratic senator grilling a Catholic judicial nominee Sept. 6 about what impact her faith would have on her interpretation of the law.

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Catholic college leaders reach out to DACA students in uncertain times

Catholic college leaders reach out to DACA students in uncertain times

| Carol Zimmermann | September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic college leaders who have protested the Trump administration’s plan to do away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, also have heightened their resolve to do more for DACA students and have expressed cautious belief that federal legislation to give these students more permanent help could be at hand.

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Mother!

Mother!

| John Mulderig | September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even as its end credits roll, there’s a great deal that remains puzzling about the chaotic, exhausting, genre-blending allegory “Mother!” (Paramount).

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Cardinal says Irma collection can help meet material, pastoral needs

Cardinal says Irma collection can help meet material, pastoral needs

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington has asked his fellow bishops around the country to take up an emergency collection in their dioceses during weekend Masses Sept. 23-24 to help those recovering from devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and the southeastern region of the United States.

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American Assassin

American Assassin

| Joseph McAleer | September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The award for the most obvious film title of the year goes to “American Assassin,” an action thriller about — you guessed it — a professional killer from the United States, specifically Rhode Island.

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Vatican diplomat recalled from U.S. during child-porn investigation

Vatican diplomat recalled from U.S. during child-porn investigation

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

A member of the Vatican diplomatic corps serving in Washington has been recalled to the Vatican where he is involved in a criminal investigation involving child pornography, the Vatican said.

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London cardinal calls Tube incident ‘another cowardly attack’

London cardinal calls Tube incident ‘another cowardly attack’

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster described the attempted bombing of a rush hour Tube train in London as “yet another cowardly attack” and said he was praying for the 22 people being treated for burns and other injuries.

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