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USCCB objects to NIH plan to fund part-human, part-animal embryo research

USCCB objects to NIH plan to fund part-human, part-animal embryo research

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops objected to a National Institutes of Health proposal to authorize federally funded research on part-human, part-animal embryos in comments submitted to the agency Sept. 2.

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Phyllis Schlafly dies; Catholic woman supported conservative causes

Phyllis Schlafly dies; Catholic woman supported conservative causes

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Phyllis Schlafly, 92, died Sept. 5 at her home in Ladue, Missouri, outside St. Louis, according the Eagle Forum, an organization she founded in 1975. No cause of death was given, but she had been ill for some time.

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Georgetown announces beginning of reconciliation for its slaveholding past

Georgetown announces beginning of reconciliation for its slaveholding past

| Rhina Guidos | September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Georgetown University last year stripped from a building the name of one of its past presidents, a priest who authorized the sale of 272 women, children and men — slaves sold to save the university from financial ruin in 1838.

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Coptic Catholic spokesman welcomes new Egyptian law on building churches

Coptic Catholic spokesman welcomes new Egyptian law on building churches

| Jonathan Luxmoore | September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Coptic Catholic Church has welcomed a new Egyptian law to facilitate the building of Christian places of worship.

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Poverty solutions almost absent as a presidential campaign issue

Poverty solutions almost absent as a presidential campaign issue

| Dennis Sadowski | September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

America has 46.7 million people living in poverty, but there’s been little talk on the presidential campaign trail about the needs of poor people.

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Mother Teresa: ‘Do small things with great love’

Mother Teresa: ‘Do small things with great love’

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

A favorite motto of St. Teresa of Kolkata was: “Do small things with great love.”

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In Kolkata, joy, prayers and testimonies as Mother Teresa becomes saint

In Kolkata, joy, prayers and testimonies as Mother Teresa becomes saint

| Saadia Azim | September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

At Shishu Bhavan, children, the destitute, Missionaries of Charity nuns and novices sat silently, glued to the TV screen for the live telecast of the Vatican canonization ceremony of Mother Teresa.

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St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be ‘Mother’ Teresa, pope says

St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be ‘Mother’ Teresa, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves and Cindy Wooden | September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the “Saint of the Gutters” suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor.

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Thousands of Mother Teresa items archived by Catholic University

Thousands of Mother Teresa items archived by Catholic University

| Mark Pattison | September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Not many people know that Blessed Teresa of Kolkata’s first visit to the United States was a trip to Las Vegas — in 1960, when the Strip was still mobbed-up.

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Pope, religious leaders to mark 30th anniversary of 1986 Assisi meeting

Pope, religious leaders to mark 30th anniversary of 1986 Assisi meeting

| Cindy Wooden | September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will join dozens of religious leaders — including Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury — and hundreds of their faithful in Assisi Sept. 20 to pray for peace.

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Pope proposes care for creation as a new work of mercy

Pope proposes care for creation as a new work of mercy

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Calling for concrete actions that benefit human life and the environment, Pope Francis proposed adding the care and protection of creation to the traditional list of corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

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California Catholic tattoo artist’s life indelibly marked by faith

California Catholic tattoo artist’s life indelibly marked by faith

| Denis Grasska | August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kurt Deetjen is standing in front of Above All Tattoo in the city’s Pacific Beach neighborhood, where he works as a tattoo artist.

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