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Mexican priest accused of murder after celebrating victim’s funeral Mass

Mexican priest accused of murder after celebrating victim’s funeral Mass

| David Agren | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

A priest in Mexico City has been arrested for murder barely a week after he celebrated a funeral Mass for the victim.

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California bishops promote ‘ecological spirituality’ in new statement

California bishops promote ‘ecological spirituality’ in new statement

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The California Catholic Conference commemorated the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” by issuing a pastoral statement calling for heightened attention to ecological issues in the state that could affect future generations.

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Vatican official praises Catholic media for coverage of sex abuse crisis

Vatican official praises Catholic media for coverage of sex abuse crisis

| Greg Erlandson | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a remarkably frank and detailed speech, the Vatican official heading the department charged with reviewing clergy sexual abuse allegations told an assembly of Catholic journalists that his investigators and the press “share the same goal, which is the protection of minors, and we have the same wish to leave the world a little better than how we found it.”

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Farmer’s wife reaps Catholic United Financial’s volunteer award

Farmer’s wife reaps Catholic United Financial’s volunteer award

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

As Mary Lee Androli of St. Andrew in Elysian gets closer to 80 years of age, she is asked more frequently: When is she going to slow down?

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Historic cross on public property can stay, Supreme Court rules

Historic cross on public property can stay, Supreme Court rules

| Carol Zimmermann | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of preserving a historic cross-shaped memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland saying the cross did not endorse religion.

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Holy Spirit conducts symphony of communion, pope says at audience

Holy Spirit conducts symphony of communion, pope says at audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like an orchestra conductor leading a symphony of different sounds and harmonies, the Holy Spirit creates a masterpiece of unity and communion that extols God’s love, Pope Francis said.

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Panel to focus on religious freedom issues

Panel to focus on religious freedom issues

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Theologian William Stevenson believes religious divisions won’t help defend religious freedom in the U.S., where hostility toward religion has been growing.

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Cardinal calls for withdrawal of Hong Kong’s divisive extradition bill

Cardinal calls for withdrawal of Hong Kong’s divisive extradition bill

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal John Tong Hon, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Hong Kong, and the chairman of the Hong Kong Christian Council called on chief executive Carrie Lam to withdraw a controversial extradition bill.

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House passes spending bill that would overturn pro-life policies

House passes spending bill that would overturn pro-life policies

| Elizabeth Bachmann | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The House of Representatives passed a bill June 19 that will overturn at least nine pro-life policies, including reinstating taxpayer-funded abortion domestically and abroad, according to Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey. The bill passed 226 to 203, with every Republican voting against it.

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Father Dempsey answers call to return to Venezuela

Father Dempsey answers call to return to Venezuela

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

When he was a young college graduate, Father Dennis Dempsey and a friend biked to the East Coast, even though he had never biked longer than 50 miles in a day before.

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New Prague farmers to host archdiocese’s rural life celebration

New Prague farmers to host archdiocese’s rural life celebration

| June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

On a recent sunny, summer day, Dick and Mary Jo Hruby of rural New Prague were cleaning up their yard ­— a yard the size of six city blocks — preparing to host the archdiocese’s annual celebration of rural life.

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Louisiana chef says Fatima trip led to healing of debilitating foot injury

Louisiana chef says Fatima trip led to healing of debilitating foot injury

| Bonny Van | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

When meeting Louisiana chef John Folse, one immediately learns he is a man who believes in his Catholic faith.

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