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Academy for Life president defends nomination of Anglican theologian

Academy for Life president defends nomination of Anglican theologian

| June 21, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Pontifical Academy for Life is and always will be against abortion and is committed to involving increasing numbers of people in the defense of human life, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, academy president.

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Humanity must unite in fight against corruption, pope says

Humanity must unite in fight against corruption, pope says

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians and non-Christians must join the fight against corruption, which tears apart the bonds that unite humanity, Pope Francis said.

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Annual audit of Church abuse allegations shows work still needed

Annual audit of Church abuse allegations shows work still needed

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 14th annual report on diocesan compliance with the U.S. Catholic Church’s “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” shows that church leaders have taken steps to help many find healing as victims of clergy sexual abuse, but there is still work to be done.

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Pope, cardinal advisers study ‘healthy decentralization’ proposals

Pope, cardinal advisers study ‘healthy decentralization’ proposals

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis and members of his international Council of Cardinals discussed the possibility of allowing local bishops rather than the Vatican decide on certain matters, including the marriage or priestly ordination of permanent deacons.

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Catholic church leaders call for dialogue between the U.S. and Cuba

Catholic church leaders call for dialogue between the U.S. and Cuba

| Rhina Guidos | June 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

The retired Catholic archbishop of Havana called for dialogue between the United States and Cuba, and said it’s the only way in which past and present problems can be solved.

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Pope: End fear, false beliefs about refugees by getting to know them

Pope: End fear, false beliefs about refugees by getting to know them

| Carol Glatz | June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

After praying the Angelus with visitors in St. Peter’s Square June 18, he also asked that people pray for all those who have lost their lives on land or at sea in their attempt to flee for their lives.

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Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

Pope: Don’t pretend to be teens; help youths see blessings of adulthood

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Instead of “pretending to be adolescents,” parents must help young people see the blessing of growing into adulthood, Pope Francis told priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome.

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Italian police recover stolen relic of St. John Bosco

Italian police recover stolen relic of St. John Bosco

| June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The press office of the Salesians in Turin announced June 15 that Italian military police obtained a search warrant and discovered the relic in the home of a 42-year-old Italian man

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Bishops’ voices ‘vital’ to fight challenges to religious liberty

Bishops’ voices ‘vital’ to fight challenges to religious liberty

| Sean Gallagher | June 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

The U.S. bishops voted June 15 to make the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty a permanent standing committee.

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New child protection experts graduate from Rome’s Jesuit university

New child protection experts graduate from Rome’s Jesuit university

| Carol Glatz | June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ceremony, held June 14 at the Gregorian University, included a panel discussion with five post-doctoral students and a poster exhibition of all 24 students’ final theses and research. Drew Dillingham of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Child and Youth Protection Office was one of those completing the program.

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Parish prays for congressman in critical condition after shooting

Parish prays for congressman in critical condition after shooting

| Peter Finney Jr. | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

More than 150 people attended a prayer service at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Metairie June 14 to pray for the recovery of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, and other victims of a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, early that morning.

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Gregory: Bishops ‘can never say we are sorry enough’ for tragedy of abuse

Gregory: Bishops ‘can never say we are sorry enough’ for tragedy of abuse

| Sean Gallagher | June 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

Standing before some 200 bishops from across the country, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory said that “we can never say that we are sorry enough for the share that we have had in this tragedy of broken fidelity and trust” in the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.

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