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Vermont bishop says abortion bill ‘goes too far’ by allowing infanticide

Vermont bishop says abortion bill ‘goes too far’ by allowing infanticide

| Cori Fugere Urban | February 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The bishop of the Diocese of Burlington said an abortion bill working its way through the Vermont Legislature “goes too far.”

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Trafficking statistics do not reveal real extent of modern slavery

Trafficking statistics do not reveal real extent of modern slavery

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has called human trafficking “a crime against humanity.”

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To ignore trafficking is to be complicit in the crime, pope says

To ignore trafficking is to be complicit in the crime, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

To be indifferent to or ignore human trafficking and modern-day slavery would be to become an accomplice to those crimes, Pope Francis said.

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Pope encourages worldwide prayer in fight against trafficking

Pope encourages worldwide prayer in fight against trafficking

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking invites people to host or attend a prayer service that fosters awareness of and support for victims of trafficking.

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Trump defends rights of faith-based adoption agencies at prayer breakfast

Trump defends rights of faith-based adoption agencies at prayer breakfast

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Touting efforts to protect religious freedom, President Donald Trump told the National Prayer Breakfast that his administration would defend the right of faith-based adoption agencies to place children in families based on firmly held religious beliefs.

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Judge allows survey of church property for border wall construction

Judge allows survey of church property for border wall construction

| Rhina Guidos | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

A judge in Texas ruled Feb. 6 that the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, must allow federal officials to survey some of its property for possible construction of a border wall on it.

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Can I really be a saint?

Can I really be a saint?

| Father Michael Schmitz | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. When I read about people who became saints in the past, it gets me a bit worried. They all seemed to have led very “extreme” lives. I don’t think that I could do that. Can I still be a saint?

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Does God want religious diversity? Abu Dhabi text raises questions

Does God want religious diversity? Abu Dhabi text raises questions

| Cindy Wooden | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

That many religions exist in the world is a fact, but what that plurality communicates to believers about God is a question that theologians are still discussing.

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Child sex abuse called ‘a serious and pervasive’ issue in U.S. society

Child sex abuse called ‘a serious and pervasive’ issue in U.S. society

| Julie Asher | February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Child sexual abuse in the United States is at epidemic levels.

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Pope: Respect, dialogue key for peace between Christians, Muslims

Pope: Respect, dialogue key for peace between Christians, Muslims

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said his recent visit to the United Arab Emirates, while brief, was a new page in relations between Christians and Muslims at a time when conflict and violence threaten the goal of lasting peace.

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Explaining death to children through lens of faith

Explaining death to children through lens of faith

| Susan Klemond | February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

When “Grandma Betty” died more than a year ago, John and Heidi Flanagan did their best to answer the questions of their three children age 6 and younger and prepare them for their beloved family friend’s funeral.

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Archbishop urges Senate to OK bill to protect babies who survive abortion

Archbishop urges Senate to OK bill to protect babies who survive abortion

| Julie Asher | February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is “unconscionable” that the U.S. Senate failed to “unanimously declare to the nation that infanticide is objectively wrong,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

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