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Supreme Court will hear appeals in Catholic, other groups’ mandate cases

Supreme Court will hear appeals in Catholic, other groups’ mandate cases

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court justices said Nov. 6 they will hear seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought by several Catholic and other faith-based entities against the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate.

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Diocese of Duluth clergy abuse case underway in Ramsey County court

Diocese of Duluth clergy abuse case underway in Ramsey County court

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the first case under the Minnesota Child Victims Act to go to trial, John Doe 30 is suing the Diocese of Duluth in Ramsey County District Court, alleging it failed to protect him against an abusive priest in the 1970s.

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Encourage vocations among Latinos, embrace multiculturalism, Orlando bishop says at workshop

Encourage vocations among Latinos, embrace multiculturalism, Orlando bishop says at workshop

| Beth Griffin | November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

As Jesus called his disciples in many ways, vocation directors and seminary faculty must walk with candidates and students to understand and meet their individual needs as they discern their call to priesthood, according to the bishop of Orlando, Florida.

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Bishops from around the world plead for climate change action

Bishops from around the world plead for climate change action

| Cindy Wooden | November 2, 2015 | 5 Comments

The presidents of the U.S. and Canadian bishops’ conferences joined leaders of the regional bishops’ conferences of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania and Europe in signing an appeal for government leaders to reach a “fair, legally binding and truly transformational climate agreement” at a summit in Paris.

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Vatican official, consultant arrested for financial documents leak

Vatican official, consultant arrested for financial documents leak

| Junno Arocho Esteve | November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Vatican official and a former lay consultant on a pontifical commission were arrested for leaking documents to an Italian journalist who has announced plans to publish them in a book.

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Cardinal says in homily Pope Francis will visit Mexico in February

Cardinal says in homily Pope Francis will visit Mexico in February

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will visit Mexico in February, marking the pontiff’s first trip to the heavily Catholic country, said Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City.

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Reporter claims pope approves Communion for all remarried who ask

Reporter claims pope approves Communion for all remarried who ask

| Cindy Wooden | November 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

An Italian journalist who has had several telephone conversations and a face-to-face meeting with Pope Francis claimed that in their latest conversation Pope Francis told him that following the Synod of Bishops on the family, “all the divorced who ask” will be admitted to Communion.

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Catholic agencies have long forged relationships with new House speaker

Catholic agencies have long forged relationships with new House speaker

| Dennis Sadowski | October 29, 2015 | 2 Comments

With his election as speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Ryan may have taken the most difficult job in American politics.

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Cardinal Parolin: Apostolic exhortation on the family could come soon

Cardinal Parolin: Apostolic exhortation on the family could come soon

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said an apostolic exhortation on the family following the recently concluded Synod of Bishops could be released soon.

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China announces it will change its policy, allow all families 2 children

China announces it will change its policy, allow all families 2 children

| October 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

China’s Communist Party leaders announced they would change the nation’s one-child policy, which most strictly applied to Han Chinese living in urban areas of the country.

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Wisconsin clinic suspends abortions; pro-lifers hope for permanent stop

Wisconsin clinic suspends abortions; pro-lifers hope for permanent stop

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The only facility still performing abortions in the northeast Wisconsin has suspended abortions for the next six months.

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World expects believers to work together for peace, pope says

World expects believers to work together for peace, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

The world expects all people of religious faith to work with everyone for a better future, Pope Francis told representatives of major religions.

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