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U.S. Catholics urged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

U.S. Catholics urged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the weeks leading up the hotly contested Nov. 8 election, many Catholic bishops have written columns, issued statements or preached homilies encouraging their people to weigh the issues carefully as they enter the voting booth.

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What role are life issues playing in this year’s presidential election?

What role are life issues playing in this year’s presidential election?

| Kurt Jensen | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back in June, Kristan Hawkins, who heads Students for Life, got a firsthand look at how this presidential election differs from all others when she participated in Donald Trump’s outreach meeting with evangelicals, which had only a few Catholics present.

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Sorrow and joy: Marking the Reformation with honesty about the past

Sorrow and joy: Marking the Reformation with honesty about the past

| Cindy Wooden | October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Catholics and Lutherans prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, Pope Francis said they should feel “pain for the division that still exists among us, but also joy for the brotherhood we have already rediscovered.”

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Nuncio at border Mass prays for an end to barriers that separate people

Nuncio at border Mass prays for an end to barriers that separate people

| Nancy Wiechec | October 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

The apostolic nuncio to the United States celebrated Mass at the U.S.-Mexico border Oct. 23 offering prayers to break down the barriers that separate people.

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Pope: Protect child migrants, refugees who face greater risk of abuse

Pope: Protect child migrants, refugees who face greater risk of abuse

| Carol Glatz | October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Children are the most vulnerable and hardest hit among the world’s migrants and require special protection, Pope Francis said.

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Once Iraq recaptures Mosul, people will still need help, says archbishop

Once Iraq recaptures Mosul, people will still need help, says archbishop

| Barb Fraze | October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The military operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group is not the only solution needed to get life back to normal, said Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil.

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Gloves come off at 71st annual Al Smith Dinner in New York

Gloves come off at 71st annual Al Smith Dinner in New York

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Donald J. Trump stepped over yet another invisible line of the contentious presidential race Oct. 20, many of the 1,500 people at 71st annual dinner of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation broke historic precedent to boo him.

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Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election

Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other U.S. Catholics to pray a novena from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, the eve of Election Day.

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Listecki: Anti-Catholicism ‘equal opportunity prejudice’ in campaign

Listecki: Anti-Catholicism ‘equal opportunity prejudice’ in campaign

| Brian T. Olszewski | October 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki called anti-Catholicism “an equal opportunity prejudice” evident in the presidential election.

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‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

| Katie Borkowski | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Al Roker, weather and feature anchor on NBC’s “Today” show, told a Sioux City Catholic audience that he owes his success in life and his career to the Catholic education he received growing up.

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U.S. Hispanics give big margins to Clinton, Democrats in new Pew poll

U.S. Hispanics give big margins to Clinton, Democrats in new Pew poll

| Mark Pattison | October 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Hispanic Americans give a nearly 5-to-1 edge to Democrats over Republicans as the party more concerned for them in a Pew Research Center poll released Oct. 10.

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True Christian charity is more than just making donations, pope says

True Christian charity is more than just making donations, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

While donation campaigns and charitable contributions for the needy are important, true Christian charity involves a more personal touch, Pope Francis said.

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