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Protecting family unity, family life key to migration compact, says nuncio

Protecting family unity, family life key to migration compact, says nuncio

| July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s nuncio to the United nations welcomed the “inclusion and added emphasis on the right to family unity and to family life” in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

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All eyes now fixed on Kavanaugh and Roe

All eyes now fixed on Kavanaugh and Roe

| Carol Zimmermann | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brett Kavanaugh, the federal judge who is the newly announced Supreme Court nominee, has stepped into a firestorm. Some have praised his nomination, others have slammed it, hinging primarily on how they think he will vote on abortion cases.

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Kavanaugh’s faith ‘really shines through in who he is,’ says priest

Kavanaugh’s faith ‘really shines through in who he is,’ says priest

| Steve Larkin | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a pretty good guy, according to Msgr. John Enzler, his former pastor and the current president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.

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Nothing for the journey but Jesus

Nothing for the journey but Jesus

| Father Robert Schwartz | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

When I was in college, I spent summers working as an orderly at the old St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis. One of my duties was to care for an old priest, Father Paschal Kelly.

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Rich heritage: Black sisters, priests mark 50 years of shaping church

Rich heritage: Black sisters, priests mark 50 years of shaping church

| Dennis Sadowski | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fifty years ago, Josephite Father William Norvel thought it was time for black priests to come together.

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Summaries of some of Judge Kavanaugh’s most notable opinions

Summaries of some of Judge Kavanaugh’s most notable opinions

| Steve Larkin | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are summaries of some of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s most notable opinions while on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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A scratch-and-sniff stamp for an ailing business

A scratch-and-sniff stamp for an ailing business

| Christina Capecchi | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The numbers don’t look good for the U.S. Postal Service. Last year it reported its sixth straight annual operating loss, in the amount of $2.7 billion. During fiscal year 2017, the USPS delivered 149 billion pieces of mail, down from 154 billion the previous year — and a major drop from its peak of 213 billion in 2006.

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ARCIC document hailed as ‘groundbreaking’ by Catholics and Anglicans

ARCIC document hailed as ‘groundbreaking’ by Catholics and Anglicans

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission expressed excitement about a fresh approach to ecumenism outlined in a statement that has taken seven years to produce.

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Missionaries of Charity nun in India charged with child trafficking

Missionaries of Charity nun in India charged with child trafficking

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

A court in the eastern Indian city of Ranchi sent a Missionaries of Charity nun to 14 days of judicial custody July 5 after she was arrested on charges of child trafficking.

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Wyoming bishop orders new investigation into claims against Bishop Hart

Wyoming bishop orders new investigation into claims against Bishop Hart

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Steven Biegler of Cheyenne said July 2 that he will continue restrictions placed on the public ministry of retired Bishop Joseph Hart of Cheyenne because of the results of new investigation into previous abuse allegations made against the prelate, now 86.

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Pope Francis advances sainthood causes of young teens

Pope Francis advances sainthood causes of young teens

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis issued decrees advancing the sainthood causes of four candidates, including two young teenagers who heroically lived the Christian virtues.

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Bishops end border visit, call reunification of children urgent

Bishops end border visit, call reunification of children urgent

| Rhina Guidos | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who had been recently released by immigration authorities, but ended their two-day journey to the border with a more “somber” experience, visiting detained migrant children living temporarily within the walls of a converted Walmart.

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