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Archbishop Chaput retires; pope names Bishop Perez successor

Archbishop Chaput retires; pope names Bishop Perez successor

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia and has appointed Bishop Nelson J. Perez of Cleveland as his successor.

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Some Chinese churches suspend activities because of coronavirus

Some Chinese churches suspend activities because of coronavirus

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some churches in China have suspended community activities, including Mass, over fears of the deadly coronavirus virus that has already killed six people and continues to spread, reported ucanews.org.

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Marchers ‘deeply honored’ Trump to address pro-life crowd in person

Marchers ‘deeply honored’ Trump to address pro-life crowd in person

| Julie Asher | January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pro-life supporters are “deeply honored to welcome” President Donald Trump to the 47th annual March for Life Jan. 24 rally in person, said Jeanne Mancini, March for Life president, in a statement late Jan. 22.

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U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman asks Catholics to serve mothers in need

U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman asks Catholics to serve mothers in need

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

In marking the “sorrowful anniversary” Jan. 22 of the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said the Catholic Church’s pastoral response to all mothers in need “will soon intensify.”

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Annual poll finds 70% of adults continue to support abortion restrictions

Annual poll finds 70% of adults continue to support abortion restrictions

| Dennis Sadowski | January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Seven in 10 American adults support “significant” restrictions on abortion, according to a new poll released in advance of the annual March for Life.

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Spanish bishops launch marriage prep course that could last 2-3 years

Spanish bishops launch marriage prep course that could last 2-3 years

| January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic couples in Spain will undergo up to three years of marriage preparation under an initiative by their bishops to reverse the country’s high rates of divorce.

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Quakes severely damage historic Puerto Rico convent of Sisters of Fatima

Quakes severely damage historic Puerto Rico convent of Sisters of Fatima

| Rebecca Torrellas | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

To an island still recovering from the devastation Hurricane Maria left behind in 2017, the repeated tremors, earthquakes and aftershocks since Dec. 28 have added another level of stress for Puerto Rico’s citizens, as well as its power plants and water plants.

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Supreme Court to reexamine contraceptive mandate for religious employers

Supreme Court to reexamine contraceptive mandate for religious employers

| Carol Zimmermann | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor are once again going to the Supreme Court.

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Miami archbishop says Florida shouldn’t follow Texas’ refugee stance

Miami archbishop says Florida shouldn’t follow Texas’ refugee stance

| January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Refugees make an important impact in the United States and should not be denied resettlement as the Texas governor recently decided, said Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski.

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Smuggled out of Warsaw Ghetto, child spent five years with Catholic ‘mom’

Smuggled out of Warsaw Ghetto, child spent five years with Catholic ‘mom’

| Judith Sudilovsky | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Krystyna Linden does not remember much about the first five years of her life, which she spent in a tiny village outside of Warsaw as the daughter of Michalina Janiszewska.

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USCCB president urges nation to overcome racism that still clouds hearts

USCCB president urges nation to overcome racism that still clouds hearts

| January 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

While the United States has “come a long way” in addressing racism and injustice, much more remains to be accomplished to achieve the dream of “the beloved community” envisioned by the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said.

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Bishops welcome guidance on school prayer, Trump’s proposed rules

Bishops welcome guidance on school prayer, Trump’s proposed rules

| January 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty and Catholic education committees Jan. 20 praised the Trump administration for issuing guidance on prayer in public schools.

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