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World Youth Day leaders tell pilgrims to prepare sensibly, spiritually

World Youth Day leaders tell pilgrims to prepare sensibly, spiritually

| Colleen Dulle | July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

As World Youth Day approaches, U.S. organizers offered tips on how pilgrims can prepare logistically, spiritually and even digitally.

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Pope signs decrees in causes for U.S. bishop, martyr of Nazi regime

Pope signs decrees in causes for U.S. bishop, martyr of Nazi regime

| Carol Glatz | July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of a U.S. bishop, who ministered to California farmworkers and the poor, and recognized the martyrdom of an Italian layman, who died en route to a Nazi death camp after refusing to recite allegiance to Adolf Hitler.

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Bishops urge passage of conscience protection bill regarding abortion

Bishops urge passage of conscience protection bill regarding abortion

| July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees are urging Congress to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 as an “immediate federal remedy” for government “coercion on abortion.”

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U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day reflect new church demographics

U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day reflect new church demographics

| Tom Tracy | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the church in the U.S. has shown an increasing presence of Spanish-speaking Catholics, so will the tens of thousands of young people traveling to 2016 edition of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.

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‘Amoris Laetitia’ at three months: Communion question still debated

‘Amoris Laetitia’ at three months: Communion question still debated

| Cindy Wooden | July 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Three months after the publication of Pope Francis’ exhortation on marriage and family, bishops and bishops’ conferences around the world are studying practical ways to apply it. Some still disagree on what exactly the pope meant.

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Pope taps Chicago archbishop as member of Congregation for Bishops

Pope taps Chicago archbishop as member of Congregation for Bishops

| Cindy Wooden | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich a member of the Congregation for Bishops, the office that advises the pope on the nomination of bishops around the world.

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Baton Rouge bishop urges community not to give in to anger, fear

Baton Rouge bishop urges community not to give in to anger, fear

Bishop Robert W. Muench of Baton Rouge is urging the local community to be “ministers of healing to a hurting world” while protests are taking place about the police shooting of a black man outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge July 5.

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USCCB president says violence calls for ‘moment of national reflection’

USCCB president says violence calls for ‘moment of national reflection’

The shooting of police officers July 7 near the end of a demonstration in Dallas against fatal shootings by police officers in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis earlier in the week “calls us to a moment of national reflection,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Five Dallas officers killed in ambush; bishop calls for prayer and peace

Five Dallas officers killed in ambush; bishop calls for prayer and peace

| David Sedeno | July 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Five Dallas law enforcement officers were assassinated July 7 as at least one sniper opened fire in downtown Dallas as hundreds of demonstrators were winding down a march protesting recent fatal officer-involved shootings in other parts of the country.

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‘Together 2016’ aims to draw 1 million people of faith to National Mall

‘Together 2016’ aims to draw 1 million people of faith to National Mall

| Ana Franco-Guzman | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nick Hall hopes to see 1 million Americans of all faiths come together around Jesus on the National Mall in Washington July 16.

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Supreme Court’s Texas decision impacts states, galvanizes both sides

Supreme Court’s Texas decision impacts states, galvanizes both sides

| Carol Zimmermann | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s June 27 decision to strike down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics is having ripple effects on legislation across the country and it also has galvanized those on both sides of the abortion issue.

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Youth, technology among topics at Hispanic ministry conference

Youth, technology among topics at Hispanic ministry conference

| Julio A. Rangel | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

At a meeting called by the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry, participants, including the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ director of Latino Ministry, spent four days exchanging ideas, attending different panels, discussing the current situation facing youth ministry and exploring the relationship between the Church and technology.

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