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Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clergy who use their position for personal gain rather than to help those in need do not follow the spirit of Jesus who took upon himself the sufferings of others, Pope Francis said.

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Pope praises bishops’ guidelines on helping divorced, remarried couples

Pope praises bishops’ guidelines on helping divorced, remarried couples

| Cindy Wooden | September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis thanked a group of bishops in Argentina for providing their priests with concrete guidelines for implementing the section of his apostolic exhortation on the family about circumstances in which divorced and civilly remarried couples might eventually be allowed to receive Communion.

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USCCB urges HHS compromise on contraceptive mandate case

USCCB urges HHS compromise on contraceptive mandate case

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Sept. 9 letter from USCCB officials to the Department of Health and Human Services stressed that a compromise could effectively be reached in the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement.

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Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them

Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

God did not send his son into the world to cast off the wicked but to offer them a path to conversion through mercy and love, Pope Francis said.

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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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