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Generating taxes from gambling is unethical, Vatican office says

Generating taxes from gambling is unethical, Vatican office says

| Carol Glatz | November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Legalizing gambling fuels addictions, creating more and more compulsive gamblers, and using the industry as a source of tax revenue is unethical, said a major Vatican office.

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CDC report shows continued decline in U.S. abortion rate

CDC report shows continued decline in U.S. abortion rate

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The archbishop who chairs the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities cheered news that the abortion rate in the United States continues to shrink, as does the number of abortions overall.

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Catholic migrant advocates have mixed reaction to Tijuana border events

Catholic migrant advocates have mixed reaction to Tijuana border events

| David Agren | November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The chaotic scene in Tijuana Nov. 25 — when migrants, including women and children, were repelled from the U.S. border with tear gas — prompted the closure of one of the world’s busiest border crossings. It also showed the increasing impatience and despair of thousands of caravan participants, who could spend months in an uncomfortable camp as they wait to present asylum claims to U.S. officials.

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Cardinal DiNardo calls CBS News series on church sex abuse ‘inaccurate’

Cardinal DiNardo calls CBS News series on church sex abuse ‘inaccurate’

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston called a series of news stories by CBS News on the church sex abuse scandal “inaccurate,” saying they “demand a response.”

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Pope names organizing committee for abuse conference in February

Pope names organizing committee for abuse conference in February

| Carol Glatz | November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis named U.S. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago to be part of the organizing committee preparing for a meeting of the world’s bishops’ conferences and representatives of religious orders to address the abuse and protection of minors.

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Consumerism is the enemy of generosity, pope says

Consumerism is the enemy of generosity, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The desire to spend vast amounts on shopping and needless extravagances can prevent Christians from being generous with others, Pope Francis said.

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Bishop Morlino dies; increasing vocations was one of his top priorities

Bishop Morlino dies; increasing vocations was one of his top priorities

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, the fourth bishop of Madison, Wis., died Nov. 24 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was 71.

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Audio, large-print resources can help elderly parishioners, expert says

Audio, large-print resources can help elderly parishioners, expert says

| Tom Tracy | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

With a large aging population of Catholics in many areas of the country will come an array of age-related vision complications that invariably hinder full participation in the liturgy and in spiritual life.

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Church, world need cloistered nuns’ guiding lights of prayer, pope says

Church, world need cloistered nuns’ guiding lights of prayer, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked people to give thanks to God for the gift of so many men and women living a cloistered life of total dedication to prayer.

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Victims of violence at Chicago hospital, St. Louis store mourned

Victims of violence at Chicago hospital, St. Louis store mourned

| November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A gunman opened fire at a Chicago Catholic hospital Nov. 19, setting off a frantic scene that ended with three victims killed and the assailant dead, police said.

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Diocese of Winona-Rochester  to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Diocese of Winona-Rochester to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

| November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of November to compensate victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse and to ensure the diocese’s daily operations can continue uninterrupted, Bishop John Quinn said in a Nov. 18 letter included in parish bulletins at weekend Masses.

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Catholic, international aid agencies press for end of war in Yemen

Catholic, international aid agencies press for end of war in Yemen

| Dale Gavlak | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic and international aid organizations are pressing for an end to Yemen’s worsening war, where the United Nations says one child dies every 10 minutes.

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