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Texas stiffens abortion restrictions; pro-lifers rally to support bill

Texas stiffens abortion restrictions; pro-lifers rally to support bill

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The drama in Texas over abortion that drew national and international attention came to an end for the moment after the state House of Representatives then the state Senate voted to adopt tougher abortion regulations.

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Pope offers future priests, nuns how-to guide to happy vocation

Pope offers future priests, nuns how-to guide to happy vocation

| Carol Glatz | July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Be joyous, authentic and loving while resisting fly-by-night commitments, catty gossip and sleek cars, Pope Francis told future priests, brothers and nuns.

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Judge freezes law’s mandate abortion doctors have hospital privileges

Judge freezes law’s mandate abortion doctors have hospital privileges

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker July 5 signed into law a bill that requires women who want an abortion to get an ultrasound of their unborn child and doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion clinic.

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Three books help Catholics to share, defend the faith

Three books help Catholics to share, defend the faith

| Allan Wright | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Catholic and Confident: Simple Steps to Share Your Faith
– Envoy For Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist
– Yours Is the Church: How Catholicism Shapes Our World

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Catholics, Orthodox join to launch online-safety website

Catholics, Orthodox join to launch online-safety website

| Mark Pattison | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Roman Catholics and Greek Orthodox in the United States have collaborated on a new website to instruct Web users, primarily parents, on how youths can navigate the online world, taking advantage of its promise while steering away from its pitfalls.

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Dialogues between rabbi, pope tell much about church’s future

Dialogues between rabbi, pope tell much about church’s future

| Eugene J. Fisher | June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

“On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family and the Church in the Twenty-First Century”

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Spring cleaning reveals forgotten gems at Vatican

Spring cleaning reveals forgotten gems at Vatican

| Carol Glatz | June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

A little bit of spring cleaning or a much needed renovation can turn up the most unexpected things — especially if you’re sprucing up or digging through the Vatican.

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Competing on game show ‘good witness’ of joy of giving life to Christ

Competing on game show ‘good witness’ of joy of giving life to Christ

| Zoey Di Mauro | May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The right earlobe, right thumb and right big toe,” answered Sister Peter Joseph.

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Vermont called ‘death state’ with doctor-assisted suicide

Vermont called ‘death state’ with doctor-assisted suicide

Now that Vermont allows “doctor-prescribed suicide,” the “magnificent landscape of this state, which echoes life from its majestic mountains to its powerful waterways, no longer is reflected in the laws which govern the Green Mountain State,” said the head of the statewide Diocese of Burlington.

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Catholics told they must be ‘fearless leaders’

Catholics told they must be ‘fearless leaders’

In dealing with several serious issues confronting the church and society today, “the only question is how you respond, not whether you should,” said Helen Alvare at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, held May 9 in Washington.

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Pavone: ‘Truth of abortion’ exposed in trial will bring end to abortion

Pavone: ‘Truth of abortion’ exposed in trial will bring end to abortion

Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, predicted “the end of abortion in our lifetime” in a recent talk he gave in Madison sponsored by Wisconsin Right to Life.

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Through blogs, Catholic moms share their faith as ‘digital disciples’

Through blogs, Catholic moms share their faith as ‘digital disciples’

| Maureen Boyle | May 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

“We try to be supportive to parents in the trenches of the domestic church.”

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