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On Pentecost, Irish bishops urge a ‘no’ vote on abortion referendum

On Pentecost, Irish bishops urge a ‘no’ vote on abortion referendum

| Michael Kelly | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Irish bishops used Pentecost Sunday Masses to make a final appeal for people to reject a government proposal to remove the right to life of unborn children from the country’s constitution and pave the way for abortion up to 12 weeks’ gestation.

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Church is a mother, not a bachelor, pope says at morning Mass

Church is a mother, not a bachelor, pope says at morning Mass

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Without its feminine dimension, the Catholic Church risks becoming an old boy’s club and incapable of love, Pope Francis said.

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Pope to canonize Blesseds Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome Oct. 14

Pope to canonize Blesseds Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome Oct. 14

| Cindy Wooden | May 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will declare Blesseds Oscar Romero, Paul VI and four others saints Oct. 14 at the Vatican during the meeting of the world Synod of Bishops, an institution Blessed Paul revived.

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Cardinal says separating abortion from Title X funds ‘greatly needed’

Cardinal says separating abortion from Title X funds ‘greatly needed’

The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman praised the Trump administration’s move to reinstate Reagan-era regulations banning any family planning clinic that receives Title X federal funds from making abortion referrals or sharing space with abortion providers.

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Texas archdiocese, bishops offer healing, support after shooting

Texas archdiocese, bishops offer healing, support after shooting

In response to the May 18 school shooting at a Houston-area high school, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the archdiocesan community would “unite to support and offer healing to those affected.”

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Cures for ‘chronic news funk’

Cures for ‘chronic news funk’

| Greg Erlandson | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

I have been a news junkie almost all my life. I’ve read a daily newspaper since grammar school, progressing from comics to sports to the front page. I was the first one in my family to get up in the morning, so I was the first to fetch the newspaper from the driveway.

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All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical sexual abuse scandal.

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Pollster: Religion can serve as moderating force in politics

Pollster: Religion can serve as moderating force in politics

On the internet, as in society, some blame religion for intolerance. But a set of data gleaned from those who voted in the contentious 2016 election in the U.S. found otherwise.

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Hollywood meets Holy See: Making movies at the Vatican

Hollywood meets Holy See: Making movies at the Vatican

| Robert Duncan | May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In early May, dozens of movie extras dressed as cardinals milled around the streets outside St. Peter’s Square. One member of the film crew told The New York Times: “This is the dominion of Netflix.”

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Conservatives: A link to Trump brings risk for faith communities

Conservatives: A link to Trump brings risk for faith communities

| Rhina Guidos | May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some believe the conservative social agenda has found no better friend, if unlikely ally, than President Donald Trump.

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All economic activity has moral dimension, doctrinal congregation says

All economic activity has moral dimension, doctrinal congregation says

Financial and economic decisions — everything from where a family chooses to invest its savings to where a multinational corporation declares its tax residence — are ethical decisions that can be virtuous or sinful, a new Vatican document said.

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Meghan Markle’s Catholic school alma mater celebrates royal wedding a few days early

Meghan Markle’s Catholic school alma mater celebrates royal wedding a few days early

| Carol Zimmermann | May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Royal wedding fever has caught on in many places, but it has a particular soft spot at Immaculate Heart Middle School and High School outside Los Angeles, the school Meghan Markle attended from seventh to 12th grade.

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