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U.S. church urged to turn attention to racism before fractures widen

U.S. church urged to turn attention to racism before fractures widen

| Dennis Sadowski | July 15, 2016 | 4 Comments

Father Bryan Massingale, a priest of the Milwaukee Archdiocese and well-known theologian, knows what it’s like to be watched by police.

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Pope calls attack on Nice act of ‘blind violence’

Pope calls attack on Nice act of ‘blind violence’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day celebrations in France, calling it an act of “blind violence.”

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U.S. House members in bipartisan vote pass Conscience Protection Act

U.S. House members in bipartisan vote pass Conscience Protection Act

| July 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

In a bipartisan 245-182 vote, House members July 13 passed the Conscience Protection Act, which would provide legal protection to doctors, nurses, hospitals and all health care providers who choose not to provide abortions as part of their health care practice.

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Symposium on church’s response to domestic abuse called historic

Symposium on church’s response to domestic abuse called historic

| Ana Franco-Guzman | July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

The main organizer of a two-day symposium on church response to domestic abuse and violence called the gathering historic.

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Prelates say House bill would protect religious freedom at federal level

Prelates say House bill would protect religious freedom at federal level

| July 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee July 12 held a hearing on the First Amendment Defense Act, a bill two U.S archbishops said would provide “a measure of protection for religious freedom at the federal level.”

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English cardinal welcomes Theresa May as new British prime minister

English cardinal welcomes Theresa May as new British prime minister

| July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

An English cardinal said he was delighted by the appointment of Theresa May as Britain’s new prime minister because of the commitment she has shown in the fight against human trafficking.

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Pope picks U.S. consultant Kim Daniels for communications body

Pope picks U.S. consultant Kim Daniels for communications body

| Carol Glatz | July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than a year after he established the Secretariat for Communications, Pope Francis named 16 new members to the body whose aim is to coordinate and streamline the Holy See’s multiple communications outlets.

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Crowds gather in churches, parks, plazas to remember Dallas officers

Crowds gather in churches, parks, plazas to remember Dallas officers

| David Sedeno | July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the week since five Dallas area police officers were gunned down, thousands have gathered in churches, parks, plazas, parking lots and a symphony hall to remember the fallen officers, to cry for hope and pray for peace and unity in communities across the country.

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Organizations combat trend toward moral acceptance of pornography

Organizations combat trend toward moral acceptance of pornography

| Colleen Dulle | July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent Gallup poll found that most Americans deem pornography largely unacceptable, but that majority is shrinking.

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Pilgrims to take sharpened social media strategies to World Youth Day

Pilgrims to take sharpened social media strategies to World Youth Day

| Tom Tracy | July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Low-cost video messaging carried across increasingly video-friendly social media platforms will define this year’s World Youth Day experience, said several organizational leaders finalizing their media strategies.

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Kansas seminarian believed drowned after saving life of kayaker on river

Kansas seminarian believed drowned after saving life of kayaker on river

| Christopher M. Riggs | July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brian Bergkamp, a seminarian from the Diocese of Wichita who was studying at a Maryland seminary, is believed dead after saving the life of a woman who fell into the Arkansas River July 9.

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Experts: Cardinal Sarah’s Mass comments encourage what canon law permits

Experts: Cardinal Sarah’s Mass comments encourage what canon law permits

| Colleen Dulle | July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recent comments by a high-ranking Vatican official have sparked questions about the direction priests should face while celebrating Mass, but the Vatican spokesman said Pope Francis has made it clear no changes are foreseen.

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