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SNAP apologizes to St. Louis Archdiocese, priests over false abuse claims

SNAP apologizes to St. Louis Archdiocese, priests over false abuse claims

| December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests issued an apology to the Archdiocese of St. Louis and two of its priests, Father Joseph Jiang and the late Msgr. Joseph Pins.

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In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all

In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all

| Cindy Wooden | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

As on every papal trip, Pope Francis’ visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh included a mix of meetings with government officials and events focused firmly on the nations’ Catholic communities.

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Catholic high school teacher inspired Meghan Markle’s outreach

Catholic high school teacher inspired Meghan Markle’s outreach

| Carol Zimmermann | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Maria Pollia, a theology teacher at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, did not have to rack her brain to remember her former student Meghan Markle, the actress recently engaged to Prince Harry.

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Pope, as ‘grandfather,’ urges Myanmar’s young to love and serve

Pope, as ‘grandfather,’ urges Myanmar’s young to love and serve

| Cindy Wooden | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before ending his visit to Myanmar, Pope Francis turned to the nation’s young Catholics, urging them to pursue lives of faith, hope and love.

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Uncertainty in Congress envelopes children’s health care program, including Minnesota’s

Uncertainty in Congress envelopes children’s health care program, including Minnesota’s

| Dennis Sadowski | November 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

A health program that serves children from low-income families (CHIP) that has enjoyed bipartisan support for 20 years faces an uncertain future unless Congress adopts legislation reauthorizing it before funding runs out in the coming months.

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Tests offer new information on date of site believed to be tomb of Christ

Tests offer new information on date of site believed to be tomb of Christ

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scientists who helped restore a shrine above the site believed to be the place where Christ was buried say testing of samples has dated the tomb to at least the fourth century.

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Spanish cardinal says Church teaching rejects national independence

Spanish cardinal says Church teaching rejects national independence

| November 30, 2017 | 3 Comments

Less than one month before elections in Catalonia, a Spanish cardinal said Catholics everywhere are violating church teaching if they support pro-independence movements.

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Vatican continues annual Christmas raffle for charity

Vatican continues annual Christmas raffle for charity

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ raffle to benefit those in need will give even more people a chance to win a gift once owned by the pope.

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Pope arrives in Bangladesh, praises country’s welcome of Rohingya

Pope arrives in Bangladesh, praises country’s welcome of Rohingya

| Cindy Wooden | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The government and people of Bangladesh have shown exemplary generosity in welcoming hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, despite great demands placed on already limited resources, Pope Francis said.

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Church calls for calm in Honduras as election results are delayed

Church calls for calm in Honduras as election results are delayed

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders are calling for calm in Honduras as an unexpectedly close election careens toward a contentious outcome.

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2,400 faith leaders ask Senate to nix tax cut legislation

2,400 faith leaders ask Senate to nix tax cut legislation

| November 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

More than 2,400 religious faith leaders, including hundreds of Catholic women religious and dozens of priests, asked the U.S. Senate to vote down tax cut legislation.

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Buddhists, Christians must reclaim values that lead to peace, pope says

Buddhists, Christians must reclaim values that lead to peace, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians and Buddhists are called by faith to overcome evil with goodness and violence with peace, Pope Francis said during a meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s Buddhist community.

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