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Oklahoma City archbishop mourns shooting incident in which three died

Oklahoma City archbishop mourns shooting incident in which three died

| November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City expressed sadness following a shooting that claimed the lives of three people outside of an Oklahoma store.

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Daleiden to appeal multimillion judgment in Planned Parenthood lawsuit

Daleiden to appeal multimillion judgment in Planned Parenthood lawsuit

| November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

After a 10-member jury handed down a multimillion-dollar verdict late Nov. 15 in a federal lawsuit against David Daleiden late Nov. 15, a Chicago based pro-life firm said it would appeal the judgment on behalf of Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress.

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Archbishop Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at Peoria’s cathedral

Archbishop Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at Peoria’s cathedral

| November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced late Nov. 18.

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Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

Efforts to protect life include promoting disarmament, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A commitment to defending and protecting human life requires a commitment to ending wars and to promoting nuclear disarmament, Pope Francis said.

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Energy-efficient lights to adorn Vatican Christmas tree

Energy-efficient lights to adorn Vatican Christmas tree

| Carol Glatz | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s Christmas tree will be adorned with energy-saving lights, the governing office of Vatican City said.

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Catholic leaders thank Rodney Reed supporters, pray for justice

Catholic leaders thank Rodney Reed supporters, pray for justice

| Carol Zimmermann | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five days before the scheduled execution of death-row inmate Rodney Reed — who gained attention of Catholic leaders and celebrities alike — the top criminal appeals court in Texas granted an indefinite stay of his execution and said they were sending his case back to trial court for further review.

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Religious fundamentalism is a ‘plague,’ pope says

Religious fundamentalism is a ‘plague,’ pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Interreligious dialogue is an important way to counter fundamentalist groups as well as the unjust accusation that religions sow division, Pope Francis said.

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Pope names Archbishop Caccia as new envoy to United Nations

Pope names Archbishop Caccia as new envoy to United Nations

| November 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Pope Francis’ choice to be the Holy See’s new permanent observer to the United Nations, said the pope has given him the mission of enlightening international discussions and debates with the principles of Catholic social teaching.

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Archbishop urges L.A. Catholics to join him in prayer for shooting victims

Archbishop urges L.A. Catholics to join him in prayer for shooting victims

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez asked Catholics of the archdiocese to pray with him for the victims of the Nov. 14 shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

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Tone somber at prayer vigil for those facing execution in weeks ahead

Tone somber at prayer vigil for those facing execution in weeks ahead

| Natalie Hoefer | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nearly 100 people were bathed in light as they gathered for a prayer vigil at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Terre Haute, not far from the Federal Correctional Complex.

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Belgian bishops: Proposal would make abortion ‘normal medical procedure’

Belgian bishops: Proposal would make abortion ‘normal medical procedure’

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Belgium’s Catholic bishops have criticized legislation to liberalize abortion by extending the right to 18 weeks’ gestation with just 48 hours of obligatory reflection.

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Pope appoints Spanish Jesuit to lead Secretariat for the Economy

Pope appoints Spanish Jesuit to lead Secretariat for the Economy

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis tapped a Spanish Jesuit priest with a background in economics to head the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy.

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