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In the U.S., a sobering mood after news of McCarrick’s laicization

In the U.S., a sobering mood after news of McCarrick’s laicization

| Rhina Guidos | February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The accusations surrounding former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick have been hanging over U.S. bishops and faith communities in the dioceses and archdioceses where he served — New York, Metuchen and Newark in New Jersey, and Washington — since last year.

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With political unrest as backdrop, Venezuelan mission parish keeps focus

With political unrest as backdrop, Venezuelan mission parish keeps focus

| Jonathon Liedl | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Throughout his 20-plus years in Venezuela, Father Greg Schaffer has made a concerted effort to keep his distance from the country’s often volatile political scene. He’s avoided marches and rallies, steers clear of partisan debates on social media, and keeps his homilies focused on personal rather than political issues.

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Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

| Rhina Guidos | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops near the U.S.-Mexico border, joined by other U.S. prelates, voiced opposition just after President Donald Trump’s Feb. 15 declaration of a national emergency so he can order construction of a barrier along parts of the border between the two countries.

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Pope meets head of Microsoft to discuss ethics in technology, AI

Pope meets head of Microsoft to discuss ethics in technology, AI

| Carol Glatz | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, told Pope Francis that a “human voice” was needed to speak up in the world of technology today.

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Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

One day before the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, neighboring Mary Help of Christians School held a prayer service to pay tribute to the victims.

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Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

| Carol Zimmermann | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group on the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington in January found no evidence that the students of Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School issued “offensive or racist statements.”

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Advocacy centers help abuse victims tell their story, regain trust, heal

Advocacy centers help abuse victims tell their story, regain trust, heal

| Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

On a long, low shelf at Safe Shores in downtown Washington, colorful figurines of wild animals, army soldiers, a winged dragon and an angel appear to be the toy collection of an overly neat child.

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Basilica announces Block Party lineup

Basilica announces Block Party lineup

| February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Basilica of St. Mary announced its entertainment lineup Feb. 12 for its 25th annual Basilica Block Party in July.

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Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

Palms to ashes: A few things to know about Ash Wednesday

| Mark Pattison | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year. Here are some things to know about Ash Wednesday and the kickoff to Lent:

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Top 10 movies and family films of 2018

Top 10 movies and family films of 2018

| John Mulderig | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

2018 was an especially strong year both for documentaries and for fictional films exploring real-life issues, the ramifications of racism in particular. Other timely topics included the place of social media in contemporary life and the centennial of the end of World War I.

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Couple launch marriage program for newlyweds

Couple launch marriage program for newlyweds

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

A decade ago, David Busacker was a high school sophomore looking for a way to fit in, and he decided to give drama a try.

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Cardinal warns against being silent, in error about Catholic faith

Cardinal warns against being silent, in error about Catholic faith

| Carol Glatz | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

To keep silent about the truths of the Catholic faith or to teach the contrary is a form of religious deception that comes from the anti-Christ, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller.

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