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Diocese asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving confessional seal

Diocese asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving confessional seal

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Baton Rouge has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Louisiana Supreme Court decision that a priest may be compelled to testify as to what he heard in the confessional in 2008 concerning an abuse case.

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CRS looks at Central American programs to help fight push factors

CRS looks at Central American programs to help fight push factors

| David Agren | September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

At an immigration center for receiving busloads of deportees returning to El Salvador, Catholic Relief Services’ Executive Vice President Joan Rosenhauer spoke with a widowed mother of six children who was awaiting her son.

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Pope mourns murder of three missionary sisters in Burundi

Pope mourns murder of three missionary sisters in Burundi

| Carol Glatz | September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis mourned the deaths of three Xaverian Missionary Sisters of Mary, who were murdered in two separate attacks in their residence in Burundi.

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‘The Amazing Parish’ explores ways to revitalize Catholic communities

‘The Amazing Parish’ explores ways to revitalize Catholic communities

| Nissa LaPoint | September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholic heavyweights behind a Denver-launched parish revitalization movement shared with evangelizers ideas on how to convert the unchurched into front-pew regulars.

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In Google Hangout, pope helps launch worldwide social network

In Google Hangout, pope helps launch worldwide social network

| Carol Glatz | September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The future “is in your heart, it’s in your mind and your hands,” and if people cultivate constructive thoughts and feeling and do good things, “the future will be better.”

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Pastor says vandalism won’t impact relationship with Muslim community

Pastor says vandalism won’t impact relationship with Muslim community

| Sean Gallagher | September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Members of St. Bartholomew Parish and two other Protestant communities in Columbus discovered their church buildings vandalized when they arrived for worship the morning of Aug. 31.

All three incidents involved the spray-painted word “Infidels,” and the citing of a chapter and verse from the Quran that relates to the way in which non-Muslims will be punished for their unbelief.

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Peres: Pope Francis is only leader respected enough to end today’s wars

Peres: Pope Francis is only leader respected enough to end today’s wars

| Carol Glatz | September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres asked Pope Francis to head a parallel United Nations called the “United Religions” to counter religious extremism in the world today.

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Archbishop Sheen’s sainthood cause suspended indefinitely

Archbishop Sheen’s sainthood cause suspended indefinitely

| Mark Pattison | September 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

The canonization cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been suspended indefinitely, according to a statement issued Sept. 3 by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, where the archbishop was born.

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Ice bucket challenge brings attention to pro-life research center

Ice bucket challenge brings attention to pro-life research center

| Mark Pattison | September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Few people think of Iowa City, Iowa, as a hotbed of medical research. But in a roundabout way more Catholics are beginning to take notice of a Catholic, pro-life medical research center.

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Slain journalist lauded for living faith through reporting

Slain journalist lauded for living faith through reporting

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Slain journalist James Foley, who sent images and copy from different war zones, was described as living his faith through his work.

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Archbishop outlines steps to ‘dismantle systemic racism’

Archbishop outlines steps to ‘dismantle systemic racism’

| Dave Luecking | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the strife and violence continuing in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., more than 500 St. Louis Catholics gathered for a votive Mass for peace and justice Aug. 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.

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Vatican says laicized nuncio could stand trial in Dominican Republic

Vatican says laicized nuncio could stand trial in Dominican Republic

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Vatican denied covering up for a former papal ambassador accused of sexually abusing boys and suggested he might have to stand trial on the charges in the Dominican Republic.

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