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Appeals court rules against Little Sisters of the Poor over HHS mandate

Appeals court rules against Little Sisters of the Poor over HHS mandate

| October 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor lost another round in court Oct. 22 when a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled 2 to 1 against the religious order getting a religious exemption from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate under a 2017 Trump administration rule.

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Federal court grants Florida death-row inmate temporary stay

Federal court grants Florida death-row inmate temporary stay

| Jean Gonzalez | October 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

James Dailey, a prisoner who has been on Florida’s death row for more than three decades and who has maintained his innocence, was granted a temporary stay of execution Oct. 23.

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Win or lose, baseball is better with faith, former Astros batboy says

Win or lose, baseball is better with faith, former Astros batboy says

| James Ramos | October 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

At 17, Matthew Blake was living the dream of most young baseball players. A stroke of luck got him in Minute Maid Park prepping dugouts as a teenage batboy for the Houston Astros and their visiting teams.

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The more Cavins teaches about Bible, the more he learns ‘how to teach it’

The more Cavins teaches about Bible, the more he learns ‘how to teach it’

| Kurt Jensen | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jeff Cavins realized how long he’d been an author, Bible teacher and broadcaster when a priest approached him to say, “When I was young, my mother made me watch you.”

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Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests

Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A controversial extradition bill that sparked months of protest has been formally withdrawn by Hong Kong’s government, reported ucanews.org.

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Everyday Heroes: Knight and ex-MLB pitcher now running with Grace

Everyday Heroes: Knight and ex-MLB pitcher now running with Grace

| Andrew Fowler | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Trever Miller was born to be a pitcher.

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Nationals’ Catholic chaplain calls the World Series team his parish

Nationals’ Catholic chaplain calls the World Series team his parish

| Carol Zimmermann | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like most parish priests, Msgr. Stephen Rossetti celebrates Mass, baptizes babies, gives marriage preparation talks and provides pastoral care that often involves listening to people or praying with them.

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Catholic takes faith on the road, travels to pilgrimage sites around U.S.

Catholic takes faith on the road, travels to pilgrimage sites around U.S.

| Zoey Marist | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lynda Rozell was at a crossroads in her life when she drove past a lot of silvery, gleaming, spaceship-like vehicles.

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Cardinal talks about listening at the synod, being loyal to the pope

Cardinal talks about listening at the synod, being loyal to the pope

| Cindy Wooden | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna said that as a European member of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, his first task is to listen and his second task is to examine ways his lifestyle and that of his community contribute to the suffering of the Amazonian people.

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Judgment Day: New book claims Vatican close to financial ruin

Judgment Day: New book claims Vatican close to financial ruin

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Italian author who was once tried and acquitted by a Vatican court for publishing leaked documents is claiming in a new book that decades of mismanagement, shady deals and decreasing donations will leave the Vatican no choice but to default.

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‘Loving neighbor as yourself implies caring for earth,’ theologian says

‘Loving neighbor as yourself implies caring for earth,’ theologian says

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is calling Catholics to an ecological conversion in their personal lives and in the Church throughout the world, a theologian participating in the synod said.

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Faith groups pray for immigrant children in detention, urge policy change

Faith groups pray for immigrant children in detention, urge policy change

| Michelle Martin | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dozens of Chicago-area Catholics were joined by Lutheran, Jewish and Muslim representatives as they all prayed for immigrant children held in U.S. detention centers Oct. 16.

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