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Fred Rogers’ ministry was on TV to kids, says documentarian

Fred Rogers’ ministry was on TV to kids, says documentarian

| Mark Pattison | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fred Rogers was ordained for the Presbyterian Church, but instead of a clerical collar, he ministered wearing a red cardigan sweater.

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Mexican bishops announce security protocols for priests, religious

Mexican bishops announce security protocols for priests, religious

| David Agren | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mexico’s bishops have published security protocols, hoping to keep priests and religious safe — along with church property and shrines — as crime and violence increasingly impacts churchmen and consumes previously peaceful corners of the country.

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Forgiveness turns evil into good, pope tells Catholics in Geneva

Forgiveness turns evil into good, pope tells Catholics in Geneva

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the end of a day dedicated to celebrating 70 years of an ecumenical fellowship forged by the World Council of Churches, Pope Francis turned to the region’s Catholics, reminding them of what lies at the heart of the faith.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — A-III (PG-13)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Apparently, it’s time to check in again with everybody’s favorite prehistoric era, because here comes “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

| Mark Pattison | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration’s family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

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Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

| Mark Pattison | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

An increase in calls to dioceses to report claims of clergy sexual abuse has happened before, and is likely to happen again in the wake of the credible claim lodged against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, according to the head of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection.

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Panel: Democrats face challenges engaging faith voters

Panel: Democrats face challenges engaging faith voters

| Rhina Guidos | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Cecil Roberts was growing up in coal country in West Virginia in the 1960s, he said you could always count on seeing the images of three men on the walls of coal company houses.

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Out of this world: Vatican’s care for creation includes final frontier

Out of this world: Vatican’s care for creation includes final frontier

| Carol Glatz | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

No periphery is far enough away to escape a pope’s purview. Not even outer space.

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Women faith leaders at rally denounce separation of families at border

Women faith leaders at rally denounce separation of families at border

| Steve Larkin | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

About 200 people gathered outside the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington at a rally to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border June 19.

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Abuse allegation against Cardinal McCarrick found credible

Abuse allegation against Cardinal McCarrick found credible

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, said June 20 he will no longer exercise any public ministry “in obedience” to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago was found credible.

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World Meeting of Families to feature Father James Martin as keynoter

World Meeting of Families to feature Father James Martin as keynoter

| Sarah Mac Donald | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The issue of LGBT families has dogged the ninth World Meeting of Families since it was revealed that an image of a gay couple was edited for a preparatory booklet, and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell’s comments on gay families were deleted from a video.

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Pope advances sainthood cause for Mexican mother, Argentine martyrs

Pope advances sainthood cause for Mexican mother, Argentine martyrs

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis issued decrees advancing the sainthood cause of four candidates, including a widowed mother of nine from Mexico, who founded groups for laypeople as well as two religious congregations.

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