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Faith and generosity sustain flood victims in Omaha Archdiocese

Faith and generosity sustain flood victims in Omaha Archdiocese

| Mike May | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

For Naoma Borgmann, the first sign of trouble was the look on her husband’s face.

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Panel: Policies to empower women must protect femininity, human dignity

Panel: Policies to empower women must protect femininity, human dignity

| Beth Griffin | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Women should not be required to divest themselves of femininity to achieve empowerment and gender equality, according to panelists at a March 19 event at the United Nations.

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Historic flooding in Midwest threatening lives, destroying livelihoods

Historic flooding in Midwest threatening lives, destroying livelihoods

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee late March 19 expressed grief over the lives and livelihoods lost and threatened by the historic flooding in the Midwest and offered prayers for recovery.

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Academy for Life encourages parents to vaccinate children

Academy for Life encourages parents to vaccinate children

| Cindy Wooden | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic parents should vaccinate their children for the good of their children and the community, and they can do so with a “clear conscience” that “the use of such vaccines does not signify some sort of cooperation in voluntary abortion,” said the Pontifical Academy for Life.

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Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm U.S. society

Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm U.S. society

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a joint letter to Congress March 19, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said they oppose to the Equality Act because while it is meant to provide protections to those who identify as LGBT, it would impose “sweeping regulations to the detriment of society as a whole.”

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In Utah, Catholics, Mormons have long had ‘positive, cordial relationship’

In Utah, Catholics, Mormons have long had ‘positive, cordial relationship’

| Linda Petersen | March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The March 3 meeting at the Vatican between Pope Francis and Russell M. Nelson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, drew great interest from members of both faiths and was covered extensively in the media in Utah.

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Before Middle East trip, Pompeo briefs religion reporters

Before Middle East trip, Pompeo briefs religion reporters

| Carol Zimmermann | March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told religion reporters in a conference call late March 18 prior to his five-day visit to the Middle East that his visit was focusing on security, the economy, threats from Islamic radical terrorists and the need to promote religious tolerance.

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Vatican summit prompts cardinals to recommit to caring for abuse victims

Vatican summit prompts cardinals to recommit to caring for abuse victims

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Boston is implementing a reporting system to handle confidential and anonymous reporting of misconduct by high-ranking church officials, including cardinals and bishops.

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Old guard looks to new generation of voices on nuclear disarmament

Old guard looks to new generation of voices on nuclear disarmament

| Dennis Sadowski | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kelsey Davenport admits that the Cold War and “the impending doom of nuclear annihilation” is not something she recalls while growing up in her native Marquette, Michigan, even though her family lived not far from a now-closed airbase that was a key part of the U.S. nuclear triad.

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World health depends on changing way food is made, eaten, say speakers

World health depends on changing way food is made, eaten, say speakers

| Carol Glatz | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The food people pick at the supermarket and cook in their kitchens can make a huge difference in helping address the global problems of hunger, obesity and climate change, a number of speakers said at a Vatican conference on sustainable development.

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Co-ops based on Gospel values make an economy more humane, pope says

Co-ops based on Gospel values make an economy more humane, pope says

| Carol Glatz | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

True wealth lies in relationships with other people, not material goods, which is why cooperatives based on Gospel values are “the right road” to take, Pope Francis said.

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Possibility Maryland will legalize assisted suicide adds urgency to march

Possibility Maryland will legalize assisted suicide adds urgency to march

| Emily Rosenthal | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

As crowds gathered outside of St. Mary’s Church in Annapolis for the Maryland March for Life, Roger Donnelly handed out hundreds of pro-life signs.

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