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People unable to give have become slaves to possessions, pope says

People unable to give have become slaves to possessions, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Life is for loving, not amassing possessions, Pope Francis said.

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Christian leaders urge U.S. to restore aid to East Jerusalem hospitals

Christian leaders urge U.S. to restore aid to East Jerusalem hospitals

| Judith Sudilovsky | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. Christian leaders expressed “grave concern” about the Trump administration’s decision to stop financial assistance to six East Jerusalem hospitals.

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Pope focuses on ‘good politics’ for 2019 World Peace Day message

Pope focuses on ‘good politics’ for 2019 World Peace Day message

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world will not have peace without people having mutual trust and respecting each other’s word, the Vatican said as it announced Pope Francis’ 2019 World Peace Day message would focus on “good politics.”

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Daughter’s murder becomes chance for restorative justice for her killer

Daughter’s murder becomes chance for restorative justice for her killer

| Mark Pattison | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

What could have been another senseless murder in a society with too many of them already was transformed into restorative justice for the killer and healing for the victim’s parents.

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National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

| Dennis Sadowski | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Review Board chairman called for changes to the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” to “make it a less ambiguous document” because despite nearly every diocese meeting its standards in third-party audits, some bishops are facing scrutiny about their handling of reports of wayward priests.

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Priest uses his mother’s sauce recipe to help the needy, evangelize

Priest uses his mother’s sauce recipe to help the needy, evangelize

| Katie Rutter | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Father Jim Sichko recalls Tuesdays during his childhood in Orange, Texas, he can almost smell the aroma of his mother’s homemade tomato sauce wafting through their home.

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Brazil’s new Catholic president promises conservative moral agenda

Brazil’s new Catholic president promises conservative moral agenda

| Lise Alves | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a Catholic who campaigned to rid the nation of corruption, will take office Jan. 1 with a conservative moral agenda.

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Pittsburgh parishes asked to collect funds for Jewish congregations

Pittsburgh parishes asked to collect funds for Jewish congregations

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parishes throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh will take up a special collection for the three Jewish congregations that worship at the Tree of Life Synagogue, which was attacked by a gunman.

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Caravan heads to Mexico City; Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

Caravan heads to Mexico City; Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

| David Agren | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The caravan of migrants making its way through Mexico has started arriving in Mexico City, where the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the world’s most-visited Marian shrine, has opened its shelter for pilgrims to weary Central American migrants.

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Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

| Rhina Guidos | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal officials sought entry to two properties belonging to the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, seeking to survey the land for construction of a border wall on it, but in an Oct. 29 statement, Brownsville Bishop Daniel E. Flores said he did not consent to such use because such a structure “would limit freedom of the church to exercise her mission in the Rio Grande Valley.”

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Federal authorities order USCCB, dioceses to retain documents

Federal authorities order USCCB, dioceses to retain documents

| Rhina Guidos | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

An attorney for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has confirmed that federal officials have asked the organization to keep documents and other files that might pertain to possible sex abuse allegations and other matters and to order the same of all dioceses around the country.

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Women religious vow solidarity in fight against human trafficking

Women religious vow solidarity in fight against human trafficking

| Dennis Sadowski | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

There was a time years ago when Flor Molina was working in a Southern California sewing factory, earning a scant wage and sleeping at night in a storage room not far from the factory floor.

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