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Cardinal Pell returns to prison to await ruling on appeal

Cardinal Pell returns to prison to await ruling on appeal

Cardinal George Pell was taken back to prison June 6 at the end of a two-day hearing on his appeal of his conviction on five counts of child sexual abuse.

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HHS bans NIH from using fetal tissue from elective abortions in research

HHS bans NIH from using fetal tissue from elective abortions in research

| Elizabeth Bachmann | June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services banned the National Institutes of Health from using human fetal stem cells from electively aborted babies for government funded research June 5.

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In recalling soldiers’ D-Day sacrifice, archbishop prays for world peace

In recalling soldiers’ D-Day sacrifice, archbishop prays for world peace

| Elizabeth Bachmann | June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

In remembering the estimated 4,400 Allied troops who died storming the beaches of Normandy, France, 75 years ago on D-Day, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said that “Jesus Christ reminds us there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

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Pope joins Church leaders in recalling D-Day sacrifices of thousands

Pope joins Church leaders in recalling D-Day sacrifices of thousands

Pope Francis praised Allied troops who took part in critical D-Day landings in France 75 years ago, while also remembering German soldiers who died fighting under Nazi orders.

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Maine lawmakers OK doctor-assisted suicide; bill awaits governor’s action

Maine lawmakers OK doctor-assisted suicide; bill awaits governor’s action

The Maine House of Representatives and Senate have passed a measure that would legalize assisted suicide in the state and the bill reached the desk of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills June 4.

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Head of USCCB questions story about how he handled abuse case

Head of USCCB questions story about how he handled abuse case

| Rhina Guidos | June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Texas Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, denies a characterization of how he handled an accusation by a woman who said she was manipulated into a sexual relationship with his former deputy, a priest.

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For the beauty of the earth

For the beauty of the earth

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Now if out of joy in their beauty they thought them gods, let them know how far more excellent is the Lord than these; for the original source of beauty fashioned them.

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Por la belleza de la tierra

Por la belleza de la tierra

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Ahora bien, si por gozo es su belleza pensaron en ellos dioses, déjalos saber cuán mucho más excelente es el Señor que estos; para la fuente original de belleza que los creó.

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House passes bill to provide permanent legal protection for ‘Dreamers’

House passes bill to provide permanent legal protection for ‘Dreamers’

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee June 4 praised the U.S. House for passing a measure that gives permanent legal protection to “Dreamers” and those covered by the Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure programs in the United States.

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Dark Phoenix — A-III (PG-13)

Dark Phoenix — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Though somber in tone, the Marvel Comics-based sci-fi adventure “Dark Phoenix” has a fundamentally moral outlook and features a more relationship-driven story than many similar films.

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How should we think about the Age of Distraction?

How should we think about the Age of Distraction?

| Father Michael Schmitz | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. I have all of these plans for my day, but then I just get so distracted that it seems like I don’t get anything done. Even more, I am always “somewhere else” when I should be with the people who matter the most to me. Is that even possible?

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Holy Spirit fans flame of faith, drives out fear

Holy Spirit fans flame of faith, drives out fear

| Father Michael Johnson | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” Samwise Gamgee offers these words of wisdom to his friend, Frodo Baggins, as they embark on a journey into an unknown future as captured in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.”

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