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If confirmed, Kavanaugh will keep Catholic majority in Supreme Court

If confirmed, Kavanaugh will keep Catholic majority in Supreme Court

| Carol Zimmermann | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Brett Kavanaugh took to the podium July 9 at the White House after being introduced as President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, he revealed, among other things, that his Catholic faith is a big part of his life.

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Seeking to support abbey, English monks brew ale — ‘seriously nice’

Seeking to support abbey, English monks brew ale — ‘seriously nice’

| Simon Caldwell | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cistercian monks have opened the first Trappist brewery in England and are selling thousands of bottles of beer every day.

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After World War I, church changed mission approach, cardinal says

After World War I, church changed mission approach, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

World War I and its aftermath changed the map of Europe, but also dismantled the notion of the “state church” in a way that forced the Catholic Church to discover again the authentic meaning of mission, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

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If it is broke, fix it: Ideas on reshaping U.S. immigration policy

If it is broke, fix it: Ideas on reshaping U.S. immigration policy

| Mark Pattison | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2008, Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” unveiled a “financial expert” character named Oscar Rogers on the “Weekend Update” segment. His advice on the economy, shouted loudly and often as the nation was careening into the Great Recession, was “Fix it!”

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Indian officials seek to freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity

Indian officials seek to freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Indian officials are seeking to freeze bank accounts of the Missionaries of Charity following the arrest of a nun on child trafficking charges in Jharkhand state.

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Letters urge Catholic officials to remove Indian bishop accused of rape

Letters urge Catholic officials to remove Indian bishop accused of rape

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic and other leaders have urged that a bishop accused of raping an Indian Catholic nun be removed from his position.

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Preparations begin for Father Arrupe’s sainthood cause, postulator says

Preparations begin for Father Arrupe’s sainthood cause, postulator says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The general postulator of the Society of Jesus said he has begun compiling all of the writings of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe and seeking eyewitnesses who can attest to the holiness of order’s late superior general.

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Unity, openness at core of Melkite identity, says patriarch

Unity, openness at core of Melkite identity, says patriarch

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Melkite Catholic Patriarch Joseph Absi called on attendees at the 51st National Melkite Convention “to support one idea, which is peace.”

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‘Thank you for saving us’: Refugees start new life with Catholics’ help

‘Thank you for saving us’: Refugees start new life with Catholics’ help

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Not long ago, Bernard Gbuoh found himself abandoned by traffickers in the Sahara Desert, near the border between Niger and Algeria.

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Listening and negotiating not a lost art, says retired Catholic lobbyist

Listening and negotiating not a lost art, says retired Catholic lobbyist

| Jay Nies | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nineteenth-century German statesman Otto von Bismarck claimed that no one who respects the law or enjoys eating sausage should see either being made.

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Guidelines needed for use of deconsecrated churches, cardinal says

Guidelines needed for use of deconsecrated churches, cardinal says

| Carol Glatz | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican is helping organize an international conference meant to help dioceses work with their local communities in finding appropriate uses for decommissioned churches.

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Priest keeps anti-abortion vigil on Parliament Hill for nearly 30 years

Priest keeps anti-abortion vigil on Parliament Hill for nearly 30 years

| Deborah Gyapong | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesuit Father Tony Van Hee says nearly three decades spent fasting and praying on Parliament Hill to end abortion have been the best years of his life.

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