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Youngest bishop to head diocese in North America ‘a gift’ to U.S. church

Youngest bishop to head diocese in North America ‘a gift’ to U.S. church

| Laura Ieraci | July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

At 44, Bishop Milan Lach is the fifth bishop of the Byzantine Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma and the youngest bishop to head a diocese in North America.

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O’Malley: ‘Specific actions’ needed now to address claims against cardinal

O’Malley: ‘Specific actions’ needed now to address claims against cardinal

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley called for “three specific actions” to immediately address allegations of sexual abuse of minors and “sexual improprieties” with seminarians made against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, starting with “a fair and rapid adjudication of these accusations.”

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Evangelizing, caring for others at core of deacons’ vocation, nuncio says

Evangelizing, caring for others at core of deacons’ vocation, nuncio says

| Peter Finney Jr. | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The core vocational work of permanent deacons is to evangelize and care for others, not to perform office duties, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said July 22 to more than 1,300 deacons attending the 2018 National Diaconate Congress in New Orleans.

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U.S. church officials favor balance of priests, laity in marriage prep

U.S. church officials favor balance of priests, laity in marriage prep

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amid controversy caused by a Vatican official’s assertions that priests “have no credibility” in marriage preparation, representatives from dioceses across the United States maintain that both priests and laity have integral roles in the process.

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Rome Diocese opens sainthood process for young Italian mother

Rome Diocese opens sainthood process for young Italian mother

| Carol Glatz | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Rome formally opened the sainthood process for a young Italian wife and mother who avoided inducing a premature birth and invasive treatment for cancer while she was pregnant.

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Pope calls for respect for migrants amid rising number of deaths at sea

Pope calls for respect for migrants amid rising number of deaths at sea

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the rising death toll of migrants and refugees attempting the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged world leaders to act to prevent further tragedy.

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Pope Francis approves USCCB delegates for October’s Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis approves USCCB delegates for October’s Synod of Bishops

| July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has ratified the members elected by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to represent the United States at Synod of Bishops Oct. 3-28.

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Glasgow university fires chaplain after pride parade reparation prayers

Glasgow university fires chaplain after pride parade reparation prayers

| Simon Caldwell | July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

A priest who offered a rosary and benediction service in reparation for a gay pride parade in Scotland has been fired as a university chaplain.

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After investigation, pope accepts resignation of Honduran bishop

After investigation, pope accepts resignation of Honduran bishop

| Carol Glatz | July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

After an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 57-year-old Auxiliary Bishop Juan Jose Pineda Fasquelle.

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New revelation surfaces about cardinal; editorials take Church to task

New revelation surfaces about cardinal; editorials take Church to task

| July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Editorials in national Catholic publications have taken the U.S. Catholic Church to task for its failure to root out all forms of clergy sexual abuse in the light of allegations made by former seminarians against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington.

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Adoptive parents nervous after raids of Missionaries of Charity homes

Adoptive parents nervous after raids of Missionaries of Charity homes

| Saadia Azim | July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Theodore Kiro held 13-month-old Navya on her return to his family after they were separated for a week. The crying baby happily clung to Kiro, whom she knows as her grandfather.

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Tradition with a twist: Rome club has ancient roots, modern flair

Tradition with a twist: Rome club has ancient roots, modern flair

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

While Rome always has been a city of beauty that highlights both the past and the present, a quaint and unusual bar nestled in the heart of the Eternal City has taken that concept to new heights.

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