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Epicenter for opioid addiction a mission field for Catholic outreach

Epicenter for opioid addiction a mission field for Catholic outreach

| Gina Christian | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Philadelphia’s ongoing struggle with opioid addiction has found an epicenter in the Kensington section of the city, where open-air heroin sales, drug usage and overdoses have become commonplace.

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Nuns hear stories of tragedy as they help migrants who land in Italy

Nuns hear stories of tragedy as they help migrants who land in Italy

| Dale Gavlak | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Italian youth lead the lively Sunday worship at St. Pius X Catholic Church in this southern Sicilian town with the help of an African migrant picking up the playful rhythm on a drum.

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U.S. Supreme Court says travel ban exemption can include grandparents

U.S. Supreme Court says travel ban exemption can include grandparents

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court said grandparents can be included among those who have a “bona fide” relationship with refugees seeking to enter the United States from six majority-Muslim countries under the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban.

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Migrant advocates show support for border bishop’s call for solidarity

Migrant advocates show support for border bishop’s call for solidarity

| Rhina Guidos | July 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Following a conversation involving a border bishop and Catholic leaders, migrant advocates from around the U.S. got behind a July 18 pastoral letter issued by the bishop of the Diocese of El Paso calling for a stop to militarization along the border with Mexico and showing compassion for migrants.

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Gingrich, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Vatican, testifies at hearing

Gingrich, nominee for U.S. ambassador to Vatican, testifies at hearing

| Carolyn Mackenzie | July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Callista Gingrich testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 18 for her confirmation hearing as President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

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Health care prescription? Regroup, cooperate, Catholic health leaders say

Health care prescription? Regroup, cooperate, Catholic health leaders say

| Carol Zimmermann | July 18, 2017 | 3 Comments

After efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed late July 17 in the U.S. Senate, Catholic health care leaders said they hope Congress will work together, in small steps, to fix flaws in the current legislation.

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Boston auxiliary bishop, former UST theology prof, retires

Boston auxiliary bishop, former UST theology prof, retires

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Arthur Kennedy of Boston.

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Erie bishop hops aboard a Harley adorned with Vatican flag for parade

Erie bishop hops aboard a Harley adorned with Vatican flag for parade

| Anne-Marie Welsh | July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

American flags flew from the back of many of the more than 1,000 motorcycles participating in Erie’s Roar on the Shore Bike Parade July 13.

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Trial begins for ex-Vatican officials accused of stealing hospital funds

Trial begins for ex-Vatican officials accused of stealing hospital funds

| Carol Glatz | July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two former top Vatican hospital officials appeared before a Vatican court for a pretrial hearing on allegations of embezzlement.

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News House members approve measure to repeal D.C. assisted suicide law

News House members approve measure to repeal D.C. assisted suicide law

| Carol Zimmermann | July 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

The House Appropriations Committee voted July 13 in favor of an amendment to repeal the District of Columbia’s assisted suicide law.

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USCCB: Retain open internet ‘by strongest legal authority available’

USCCB: Retain open internet ‘by strongest legal authority available’

| Mark Pattison | July 18, 2017 | 2 Comments

In comments delivered July 17 to the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged the FCC to use “the strongest legal authority available” to “retain open internet regulations.”

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