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After 50 years, rumors of God’s death still greatly exaggerated

After 50 years, rumors of God’s death still greatly exaggerated

| Mark Pattison | March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

It hit like the proverbial ton of bricks: the Time magazine cover story of April 8, 1966 — Good Friday that year — asking, “Is God Dead?”

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Nancy Reagan recalled as ‘kind, gracious’ during 1987 papal encounter

Nancy Reagan recalled as ‘kind, gracious’ during 1987 papal encounter

| Mike Nelson | March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following the death of Nancy Reagan March 6, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony recalled fondly sharing time with the former first lady and Pope John Paul II during the pontiff’s 1987 visit to Los Angeles.

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Panel: In public discourse, state your case, don’t demonize ‘the other’

Panel: In public discourse, state your case, don’t demonize ‘the other’

| March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

By using robust, substantive, evocative, religious language, Catholics can contribute significantly to public discourse without demonizing people who have a competing viewpoint, according to speakers at a discussion March 7 in New York.

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Pope: Missionaries of Charity killed in Yemen are ‘martyrs of charity’

Pope: Missionaries of Charity killed in Yemen are ‘martyrs of charity’

| Cindy Wooden | March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The four Missionaries of Charity murdered March 4 in Yemen “are the martyrs of today,” Pope Francis said. “They gave their blood for the church.”

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Report shows U.S. Catholic schools not doing enough for Latino Catholics

Report shows U.S. Catholic schools not doing enough for Latino Catholics

| Carol Zimmermann | March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools in the United States are falling short in serving the growing number of Latino Catholics, according to a new report released March 7.

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Crisis compounded: Migrants stranded in Greece as EU nations say ‘no’

Crisis compounded: Migrants stranded in Greece as EU nations say ‘no’

| Dale Gavlak | March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

An emergency is developing within an emergency, aid workers warn, as the European Union has decided to shut its doors to those fleeing war zones.

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Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies; anti-drug effort a signature cause

Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies; anti-drug effort a signature cause

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nancy Reagan, who became first lady of the United States in January 1981 following husband Ronald Reagan’s victory in the 1980 presidential election, made her anti-drug campaign a signature effort of her eight-year tenure as first lady.

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Open letter in National Review urges Catholics to reject Trump candidacy

Open letter in National Review urges Catholics to reject Trump candidacy

| March 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

Republican candidate Donald Trump’s run for the White House is putting the efforts by the Republican Party to defend and advance the many “noble causes” it has promoted in his history “in grave danger,” said an open letter to Catholics published March 7 in the National Review.

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Four dead, more missing as falsework collapses in Mexican cathedral

Four dead, more missing as falsework collapses in Mexican cathedral

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

A collapse of the falsework at a cathedral in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca killed four workers and injured 17 more, the Diocese of Tuxtepec said in a statement.

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Pope: When it comes to our sins, God has a ‘bad memory’

Pope: When it comes to our sins, God has a ‘bad memory’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although God is all-powerful, when it comes to sins, he has one weakness: a bad memory, Pope Francis said.

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Pennsylvania bishop pledges transparency in dealing with abuse reports

Pennsylvania bishop pledges transparency in dealing with abuse reports

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of Altoona-Johnstown committed the Pennsylvania diocese to be transparent in its efforts related to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy and to make public the names of all priests found to have a credible allegation of abuse against them and the status of each man within the diocese.

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Burns: Church must ‘remain vigilant’ to protect children from ‘scourge of abuse’

Burns: Church must ‘remain vigilant’ to protect children from ‘scourge of abuse’

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse of hundreds of children over several decades and an Oscar win for “Spotlight,” about the Boston abuse scandal, “brought painful, but important, reminders that we must remain vigilant in our efforts to protect children from the scourge of abuse,” said Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau, Alaska.

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