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Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

| Simon Caldwell | August 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has given a Belgian religious order until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to psychiatric patients.

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Israeli archaeologists think they found lost Roman city of Julias

Israeli archaeologists think they found lost Roman city of Julias

| Judith Sudilovsky | August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

After decades of searching, Israeli archaeologists working on the shores of the Sea of Galilee believe they have uncovered the lost Roman city of Julias, home of the apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip.

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Pope ‘saddened’ after shooting in Nigerian church

Pope ‘saddened’ after shooting in Nigerian church

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis sent his condolences to the victims and survivors of a deadly shooting that occurred during Mass Aug. 6 at a parish in Nigeria.

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Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength to reach out with love to others, Pope Francis said.

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Pope expected to visit Myanmar in late November

Pope expected to visit Myanmar in late November

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis is expected to focus on trying to improve the troubles of about a million ethnic Muslim Rohingya when he visits Myanmar the last week of November, reported ucanews.com.

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Ministries struggle to recruit men to help bring Christ to the youth

Ministries struggle to recruit men to help bring Christ to the youth

| Josephine von Dohlen | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Each year, Catholic ministry groups send out young men and women to various schools and college campuses, bringing the Gospel to teens and college students.

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Archbishop backs transgender ban, but says human dignity must prevail

Archbishop backs transgender ban, but says human dignity must prevail

| August 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services offered support for President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of a ban on transgender people serving in any branch of the military.

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Mexican priest stabbed at cathedral in May dies

Mexican priest stabbed at cathedral in May dies

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera and the Metropolitan Cathedral said that Father Miguel Angel Machorro, stabbed at the altar while celebrating Mass May 15, has died.

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Father Solanus Casey’s remains exhumed, relics collected ahead of beatification Mass

Father Solanus Casey’s remains exhumed, relics collected ahead of beatification Mass

| Mike Stechschulte | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The remains of Father Solanus Casey were exhumed Aug. 1 as part of the canonical process that precedes the saintly Capuchin Franciscan friar’s beatification Mass in November.

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Catholic groups ask Congress to reject ‘discriminatory’ RAISE Act

Catholic groups ask Congress to reject ‘discriminatory’ RAISE Act

| Rhina Guidos | August 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Calling a proposed piece of legislation “discriminatory,” the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration called on the president and Congress to reject a bill that seeks to drastically cut legal immigration levels in half over a decade and which also would greatly limit the ability of citizens and legal residents to bring family into the U.S.

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New archbishop of Indianapolis calls faithful to be ‘bridges of unity’

New archbishop of Indianapolis calls faithful to be ‘bridges of unity’

| Sean Gallagher | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

July 28 was a day of joy for Catholics across central and southern Indiana as Archbishop Charles Thompson was installed as the seventh archbishop of Indianapolis during a festive Mass celebrated in SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis.

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Christians are oriented toward light, hope, pope says at audience

Christians are oriented toward light, hope, pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ancient practice of orienting church buildings East to West — with the entrance facing West and the altar toward the East — was symbolic of the connection that exists between light and hope, Pope Francis said.

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