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Pope approves new statutes for Vatican bank

Pope approves new statutes for Vatican bank

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis approved new statutes for the Institute for the Works of Religion, often referred to as the Vatican bank, that include structural changes and a mandatory external audit.

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In new interview, pope explains aim of synod, warns against nationalism

In new interview, pope explains aim of synod, warns against nationalism

| Carol Glatz | August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon is an “urgent” gathering, not of scientists and politicians, but for the church whose main focus in discussions will be evangelization, Pope Francis said in a new interview.

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With Venezuela in a free fall, its bishops call out the government

With Venezuela in a free fall, its bishops call out the government

| Rhina Guidos | August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishop Jose Trinidad Fernandez has seen up close the downward spiral of his native Venezuela.

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Pew survey shows majority of Catholics don’t believe in ‘Real Presence’

Pew survey shows majority of Catholics don’t believe in ‘Real Presence’

| Mark Pattison | August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the body and blood of Christ.

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Teen who died saving classmates in school shooting made a Knight

Teen who died saving classmates in school shooting made a Knight

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, the Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school.

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‘Crosses for losses’ aim to bring comfort at scenes of mass shootings

‘Crosses for losses’ aim to bring comfort at scenes of mass shootings

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Greg Zanis, a carpenter by trade from Aurora, Illinois, has traveled around the country for more than 20 years to place white wooden crosses in memory of shooting victims, and after the mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio, his signature crosses are now in those cities.

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Violent video games factor in violent behavior but not seen as sole cause

Violent video games factor in violent behavior but not seen as sole cause

| Elizabeth Bachmann | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Violent video games are a problem. But they are not the problem.

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Faith was there ‘in darkest moments,’ said El Paso priest after shooting

Faith was there ‘in darkest moments,’ said El Paso priest after shooting

| Carol Zimmermann | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

In upcoming days, Father Fabian Marquez plans to attend 17 funerals. He will officiate one and attend the other 16, including one in Chihuahua City in Mexico.

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Nun links dismissal from order to protest of Indian bishop accused of rape

Nun links dismissal from order to protest of Indian bishop accused of rape

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Indian Catholic nun was dismissed from her Kerala-based congregation for violation of its norms, but the 54-year-old said she plans to fight the action in court.

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Bishop: Shootings show ‘all communities are affected by racism’

Bishop: Shootings show ‘all communities are affected by racism’

| Mark Pattison | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Three mass shooting incidents in the United States in the span of a week are now showing that “their emotional impact is resonating, understandably, across the nation,” said Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. “The effects of the evil and sin, we are all impacted by it.”

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Priest at parish near El Paso shooting: ‘Let’s take care of each other’

Priest at parish near El Paso shooting: ‘Let’s take care of each other’

| Carol Zimmermann | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Father Michael Lewis, parochial vicar at St. Pius X Parish in El Paso, Texas, first heard about the shooting that took place a mile and a half from his parish, he said he would do whatever was needed.

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On anniversary, Japan’s bishops renew hope for nuclear-free world

On anniversary, Japan’s bishops renew hope for nuclear-free world

| Carol Glatz | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the bishops of Japan are renewing calls and prayers to build peace by abolishing nuclear weapons worldwide and promoting integral human development.

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