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‘Heartfelt prayers,’ praise for Washington Archdiocese’s new shepherd

‘Heartfelt prayers,’ praise for Washington Archdiocese’s new shepherd

| April 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishops and other Catholic leaders from around the country issued statements of congratulations to Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory on his April 4 appointment by Pope Francis to head the Archdiocese of Washington. Archbishop Gregory had headed the Archdiocese of Atlanta since 2005:

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Vatican official, rights group discuss decriminalizing homosexuality

Vatican official, rights group discuss decriminalizing homosexuality

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

A network of lawyers, politicians and human rights advocates seeking an end to the criminalization of homosexuality met with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.

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Faith leaders urge Trump, other U.S leaders to uphold religious liberty

Faith leaders urge Trump, other U.S leaders to uphold religious liberty

| April 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 140 religious leaders, including the chairmen of three U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees, called on President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and congressional leaders to uphold principles of religious freedom following a series of attacks on people of faith, clergy and houses of worship.

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Atlanta archbishop named new leader of Washington Archdiocese

Atlanta archbishop named new leader of Washington Archdiocese

| April 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta as the new archbishop of Washington.

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Court won’t hear appeal by pro-life activist sued by Planned Parenthood

Court won’t hear appeal by pro-life activist sued by Planned Parenthood

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court April 1 decided against hearing an appeal by pro-life activist David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, of a lower court’s decision not to dismiss a Planned Parenthood civil suit against him over undercover videos filmed in 2015.

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Philippine bishop wants investigation into police killing of 14 farmers

Philippine bishop wants investigation into police killing of 14 farmers

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Catholic bishop has demanded an investigation into the killings of 14 farmers during three police operations in the central Philippine province of Negros Oriental March 30.

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Vandals, arsonists target French Catholic churches

Vandals, arsonists target French Catholic churches

| Simon Caldwell | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vandals and arsonists have targeted French churches in a wave of attacks that has lasted nearly two months.

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Despite threat of celebrity boycott, Georgia house passes fetal heartbeat bill

Despite threat of celebrity boycott, Georgia house passes fetal heartbeat bill

| Jacob Comello | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Georgia has just added itself to the list of states that aim to protect unborn life once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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A perfect fit: Pope describes how to discover one’s vocation

A perfect fit: Pope describes how to discover one’s vocation

| Cindy Wooden | April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Within the universal Christian vocation of serving God and serving others, God handcrafts a specific calling for each person, a vocation that fits his or her personality and abilities, Pope Francis said.

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Supreme Court’s recent actions reveal its death penalty divide

Supreme Court’s recent actions reveal its death penalty divide

| Carol Zimmermann | April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

In two recent actions, the U.S. Supreme Court revealed its death penalty decisions are hardly cut and dried.

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USCCB leaders say apostolic exhortation a call to invest in young people

USCCB leaders say apostolic exhortation a call to invest in young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Christus Vivit” (“Christ Lives”) is a “wonderful summons to the church to more vigorously invest in youth and young adults, especially those on the peripheries and those disconnected from the church,” said a trio of leaders within the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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USCCB pro-life chair says ‘our nation is better’ than to allow infanticide

USCCB pro-life chair says ‘our nation is better’ than to allow infanticide

| Jacob Comello | April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, spoke to the crowd of journalists and activists gathered before her: “I came to Congress to be a voice for the voiceless and … with the Born-Alive Act … today we will finally start the process of bringing this vote to the floor.”

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