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Panama archbishop: World Youth Day will invite youth of other faiths

Panama archbishop: World Youth Day will invite youth of other faiths

| Rhina Guidos | November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Panamanian archbishop helping to organize World Youth Day said the 2019 celebration in his country will invite youth of other faiths to join in.

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British Catholic schools remove ‘mother,’ ‘father’ from admission forms

British Catholic schools remove ‘mother,’ ‘father’ from admission forms

| Simon Caldwell | November 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

The terms “mother” and “father” will be banned from Catholic schools’ admissions forms in England and Wales following a complaint the terms discriminated against gay and stepparents.

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U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

| Carol Zimmermann | November 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

At the start of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 13, U.S. Catholic bishops faced some big issues — immigration and racism — straight on and zeroed in on how to raise the national level of discussion on these topics starting in the church pews.

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Newly Blessed Rani Maria celebrated from India to Minnesota

Newly Blessed Rani Maria celebrated from India to Minnesota

| Saji Thomas | November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sister Rani Maria’s beatification was celebrated as far away from Udainagar as St. Paul, Minnesota, where Franciscan Clarists have been serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 1970.

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Tax bill called ‘unacceptable,’ some provisions ‘unconscionable’

Tax bill called ‘unacceptable,’ some provisions ‘unconscionable’

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a Nov. 9 letter to U.S. House members, the three bishops called for amendments to the current draft of the tax reform bill “for the sake of families” and “for those struggling on the peripheries of society who have a claim on our national conscience.”

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Pope bans cigarette sales at the Vatican

Pope bans cigarette sales at the Vatican

| November 9, 2017 | 2 Comments

Concerned by the damage caused by smoking, Pope Francis has banned the sale of cigarettes in Vatican City State.

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Pope puts John Paul I on path to sainthood, declares him ‘venerable’

Pope puts John Paul I on path to sainthood, declares him ‘venerable’

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recognized that Pope John Paul I, who served only 33 days as pope, lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way.

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Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

That is why people need to focus their hearts on God, not focus their smartphones for pictures during Mass, he said.

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‘Spiritual but not religious’: What does it mean? Survey offers clues

‘Spiritual but not religious’: What does it mean? Survey offers clues

| November 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

It’s almost reached the level of cliche in American society: You ask someone why they don’t go to church, and they reply, “Oh, I’m spiritual but not religious.”

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Author: Reformation continues to shape world

Author: Reformation continues to shape world

| Dennis Sadowski | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Modern society — largely defined by capitalism and consumerism, burgeoning technology, religious-like allegiance to nation and the rise in secularism — has its roots in the Protestant Reformation, says historian Brad S. Gregory. And both are intertwined much more than a lot of people think, he said.

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HHS looks into removing barriers to program funding for religious groups

HHS looks into removing barriers to program funding for religious groups

| Carol Zimmermann | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Oct. 25 that it is looking for ways to ensure that faith-based and religious groups are not blocked from receiving HHS funding for their programs.

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Harvey Weinstein’s not alone

Harvey Weinstein’s not alone

| Greg Erlandson | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Harvey Weinstein is a pig.

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