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Cardinal Nichols apologizes to unmarried women coerced to give up babies

Cardinal Nichols apologizes to unmarried women coerced to give up babies

| Simon Caldwell | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

An English cardinal has apologized for the “hurt caused” to young unmarried mothers pressured by church agencies in the mid-20th century to surrender their children for adoption.

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Priests to celebrate Masses outdoors after massive earthquake in Italy

Priests to celebrate Masses outdoors after massive earthquake in Italy

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Priests in central Italy were instructed to celebrate Mass outdoors following another devastating earthquake that rocked the region and brought one its most spiritually and historically significant churches tumbling down.

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Medieval crucifix in St. Peter’s Basilica ‘resurrected’ from obscurity

Medieval crucifix in St. Peter’s Basilica ‘resurrected’ from obscurity

| Carol Glatz | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

His toes curl in pain, his veins bulge from exertion, his bony chest heaves in the last throes of death.

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Panel ponders path to civility following presidential election

Panel ponders path to civility following presidential election

| Mark Pattison | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

If Catholics have a role in helping heal divisions after a turbulent presidential election year, they may need to start looking inward, according to some panelists at a Nov. 1 forum at The Catholic University of America on “Citizenship and Civility: The Role of Catholics in Rebuilding the American Political Culture.”

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500 religious leaders join Standing Rock Sioux in opposing oil pipeline

500 religious leaders join Standing Rock Sioux in opposing oil pipeline

| Dennis Sadowski | November 8, 2016 | 8 Comments

When Sisters Aine O’Connor and Kathleen Erickson heard a call for a peaceful and prayerful presence on the front line of a campaign to protect sacred Sioux lands in North Dakota from a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline project, they knew they had to respond.

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Chicago priests among Cubs fans still celebrating historic Series win

Chicago priests among Cubs fans still celebrating historic Series win

| Joyce Duriga | November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Both Fathers Michael Novick and John Clemens are lifelong fans of the Chicago Cubs, and with the rest of Chicago, they are celebrating the Cubs winning the World Series and breaking the famous and dreaded 108-year curse.

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Dutch cardinal says papal encyclical on gender theory might be needed

Dutch cardinal says papal encyclical on gender theory might be needed

| Simon Caldwell | November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The spread of gender theory is misleading so many Catholics that a high-level document may be required to correct the errors of the ideology, a Dutch cardinal said.

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Pope calls out apathy, greed preventing the end of human trafficking

Pope calls out apathy, greed preventing the end of human trafficking

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Indifference, criminal networks and powerful economic interests still pose a challenge to those fighting against human trafficking, Pope Francis said.

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Pope appoints Cardinal-designate Tobin as new archbishop of Newark

Pope appoints Cardinal-designate Tobin as new archbishop of Newark

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, New Jersey, and named Cardinal-designate Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis to succeed him.

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In initial vote, majority of D.C. Council supports assisted suicide bill

In initial vote, majority of D.C. Council supports assisted suicide bill

| Richard Szczepanowski | November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The District of Columbia City Council Nov. 1 moved one step closer to allowing doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives. The council voted 11-2 to pass the “Death with Dignity Act” that would allow a physician to legally prescribe the drugs to patients who have been […]

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Election outcome expected to influence religious freedom in health care

Election outcome expected to influence religious freedom in health care

| Dennis Sadowski | November 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

A pair of Catholic physicians argue that changes in the way health care is paid for and stronger relationships between doctors and their patients will do more to improve people’s health and uphold the sanctity of life than bureaucratic government-run programs and expensive insurance policies.

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Iowa bishop says diocese stands ‘in solidarity’ with local police

Iowa bishop says diocese stands ‘in solidarity’ with local police

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

In response to the fatal shootings Nov. 2 of two police officers, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines said the diocese stands in solidarity with members of the local police force.

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