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Religious, political leaders condemn shooting at Quebec mosque

Religious, political leaders condemn shooting at Quebec mosque

| Philippe Vaillancourt | January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Faith and political leaders condemned a shooting at Quebec’s main mosque that left at least six people dead.

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Trump’s action banning refugees brings outcry from U.S. church leaders

Trump’s action banning refugees brings outcry from U.S. church leaders

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump’s executive memorandum intended to restrict the entry of terrorists coming to the United States brought an outcry from Catholic leaders across the U.S.

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Cardinal Dolan: If sanctuary of the womb is violated, no one is safe

Cardinal Dolan: If sanctuary of the womb is violated, no one is safe

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York warned that if the sanctuary of the womb is violated, then other sanctuaries are at risk.

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‘Life is winning again in America,’ vice president tells March for Life

‘Life is winning again in America,’ vice president tells March for Life

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The leaders of the pro-life movement are used to having the ear of the president, as they had with Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

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CRS president: Denying entry to refugees won’t make U.S. safer

CRS president: Denying entry to refugees won’t make U.S. safer

| Barb Fraze and Dennis Sadowski | January 27, 2017 | 3 Comments

While U.S. elected officials have an obligation to protect the security of Americans, denying entry to desperate refugees will not make the country safer, said the president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services.

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School choice initiatives gain momentum

School choice initiatives gain momentum

| January 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

Across the country at the state level, Catholic conferences are involved in lobbying efforts to promote school choice as a way to provide more families access to Catholic schools.

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Posture during Our Father; Catholic-Jewish wedding

Posture during Our Father; Catholic-Jewish wedding

| Father Kenneth Doyle | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

– “Orans” posture during the Our Father
– Catholic-Jewish wedding

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Assurance of continuing Christ’s mission

Assurance of continuing Christ’s mission

| Jean Denton | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Once a week, I help at an after-school center in my community. The long-standing program, which provides supervision and enrichment activities for disadvantaged children, is a place of pride for the community because it fills an important need for many struggling families. It has become a valuable resource in improving the prospects for their children.

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Vatican backs papal commission investigating Order of Malta

Vatican backs papal commission investigating Order of Malta

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Vatican confirmed its trust in the papal commission investigating the forced resignation of the Order of Malta’s former grand chancellor following a letter by the order’s grand master to discredit the group.

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Pope confirms appointment of new Opus Dei prelate

Pope confirms appointment of new Opus Dei prelate

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis confirmed the election of Spanish Msgr. Fernando Ocariz as the new prelate of Opus Dei.

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Vatican officials visit war-torn city of Aleppo

Vatican officials visit war-torn city of Aleppo

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Conveying Pope Francis’ closeness to the Syrian people, a Vatican delegation visited Aleppo following the end of the hostilities that left thousands dead and the city in ruins.

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Catholic organizations oppose Trump actions on border wall, sanctuary communities

Catholic organizations oppose Trump actions on border wall, sanctuary communities

| January 26, 2017 | 5 Comments

Catholic organizations expressed distress and unease with President Donald J. Trump’s actions related to immigration while pledging to continue serving and supporting migrant people.

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