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Busy working mom promotes praying rosary daily ‘One Hail Mary at a Time’

Busy working mom promotes praying rosary daily ‘One Hail Mary at a Time’

| Joan Kurkowski-Gillen | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

She’s raising seven children while managing a household, marriage and high-energy career in banking. It’s no wonder Kristin Reilly considers prayer — more specifically the rosary — her life raft.

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Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope says

Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God’s project, Pope Francis said.

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Jenky: Real Presence not ‘opinion,’ but ‘foundational’ to Catholic faith

Jenky: Real Presence not ‘opinion,’ but ‘foundational’ to Catholic faith

| Tom Dermody | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging evidence that “for several generations” the Catholic Church has not sufficiently taught its core truths, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky has called for all ministries of the Diocese of Peoria to be “intentionally centered” on the Real Presence in the holy Eucharist.

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Culture of encounter: U.S. Encuentro process blazed a trail

Culture of encounter: U.S. Encuentro process blazed a trail

| Carol Glatz | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ call for Church of missionary disciples who go to the peripheries to listen and accompany those most in need may have seemed radical and new at the start of his pontificate.

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Sister Prejean tells how she ‘woke up’ to injustices nearly 40 years ago

Sister Prejean tells how she ‘woke up’ to injustices nearly 40 years ago

| Carol Zimmermann | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sister Helen Prejean, the well-known advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, was not always doing this work. It came out of her “waking up,” as she put it, to capital punishment’s injustice.

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Polls show big support for conscience protections for health care workers

Polls show big support for conscience protections for health care workers

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

An overwhelming majority of Americans — 83% — said they support conscience protection rights for health care professionals because they should not be forced to perform procedures against their moral beliefs.

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‘Grisly discovery’ of fetal remains at abortionist’s home sparks outrage

‘Grisly discovery’ of fetal remains at abortionist’s home sparks outrage

| Ann Carey | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Sept. 13 disclosure that the preserved remains of over 2,200 aborted babies had been found at the rural Illinois home of the recently deceased Indiana abortionist Ulrich “George” Klopfer has sparked outrage and demands for immediate investigations by authorities.

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Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops in the Philippines criticized “the continuing destruction of our common home” and called for “ecological conversion” amid “climate emergency.”

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Court: Christian artists can refuse to make invites for same-sex wedding

Court: Christian artists can refuse to make invites for same-sex wedding

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Arizona’s Catholic bishops praised the state Supreme Court’s Sept. 16 decision upholding the refusal by two Christian artists to create custom wedding invitations for same-sex couples based on their religious belief in marriage as being between one man and one woman.

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Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75

Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75

| Carol Zimmermann | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to complications from breast cancer. She was 75.

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Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia’s High Court to appeal his guilty verdict.

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Letters to Blessed John Henry Newman show his role as pastor, evangelist

Letters to Blessed John Henry Newman show his role as pastor, evangelist

| Jonathan Luxmoore | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Thousands of documents relating to England’s 19th-century convert-cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman, are being released ahead of his Oct. 13 canonization, highlighting his role as a pastor and evangelist, said church experts.

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