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London cardinal calls for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

London cardinal calls for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist attack, called for prayers for the dead and wounded.

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Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

| Carol Zimmermann | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moved into the March 23 testimony phase with those for and against his nomination taking the floor, the Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination.

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Senators ask Gorsuch about abortion, religious liberty

Senators ask Gorsuch about abortion, religious liberty

| Carol Zimmermann | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The third day of confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, continued along similar lines of questioning and failed to spark high drama.

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Company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

Company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

| Katie Breidenbach | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dozens of little wax flowers lay on the table in front of her. With a gentle grip, Judy Hamrick picks up each one and covers the back in glue.

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Don’t treat confessional like a dry cleaners, pope says

Don’t treat confessional like a dry cleaners, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The confessional is a place where one can go to humbly seek forgiveness; it is not a dry cleaners where one goes to remove the occasional stain, Pope Francis said.

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In new book, Archbishop Chaput describes how he believes America lost its way

In new book, Archbishop Chaput describes how he believes America lost its way

| Robert Duncan | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

“We are passing through a revolution of sorts in America,” says Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput.

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Confirmation hearings open for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Confirmation hearings open for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

| Carol Zimmermann | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first day of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, began March 20 with a series of introductory remarks from senators establishing what they hope to ask the nominee and the importance of the role of Supreme Court justice.

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U.S.-Holy See ties won’t change with Trump, U.S. diplomat says

U.S.-Holy See ties won’t change with Trump, U.S. diplomat says

| Keanine Griggs | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite opposing views on some issues, the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See will still look for common ground on global issues, the interim leader of the embassy said.

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Catholics call for unity after court upholds removal of Park Geun-hye

Catholics call for unity after court upholds removal of Park Geun-hye

| Simone Orendain | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholics in South Korea called for unity following a unanimous ruling March 10 by the Constitutional Court to uphold the impeachment of now-former President Park Geun-hye.

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15,000 Catholics ask Trump to honor Paris climate agreement

15,000 Catholics ask Trump to honor Paris climate agreement

| Dennis Sadowski | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands of Catholics asked President Donald Trump to honor the Paris climate agreement, continue U.S. contributions to the Green Climate Fund and implement the Clean Power Plan governing power plant emissions.

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Pope apologizes for Catholics’ participation in Rwanda genocide

Pope apologizes for Catholics’ participation in Rwanda genocide

| Cindy Wooden | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Pope Francis asked God’s forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and religious.

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Vatican maze: Retracing the path of abuse accountability proposals

Vatican maze: Retracing the path of abuse accountability proposals

| Carol Glatz | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent exchanges in the media between the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and a former member of a papal advisory commission have highlighted a lack of clarity and transparency when it comes to finding better ways to make bishops and religious superiors more accountable for how they handle allegations of sexual abuse.

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