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Knights to launch new national TV campaign about persecuted Christians

Knights to launch new national TV campaign about persecuted Christians

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Knights of Columbus Aug. 4 announced it would launch a new phase in its efforts on behalf of persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East.

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In message to Iraqi refugees, pope condemns world’s silence

In message to Iraqi refugees, pope condemns world’s silence

| Cindy Wooden | August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The world continues to be silent in the face of widespread persecution of Christians and other religious minorities, Pope Francis said.

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Milwaukee Archdiocese reaches $21 million settlement with abuse survivors

Milwaukee Archdiocese reaches $21 million settlement with abuse survivors

| Brian T. Olszewski | August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has reached a $21 million settlement with abuse survivors, according to an Aug. 4 announcement.

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Divorced and remarried are not excommunicated, pope says at audience

Divorced and remarried are not excommunicated, pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Resuming his Wednesday general audiences Aug. 5 after a month’s break, Pope Francis returned to the series of talks he has been giving on the family. It was the 100th general audience of his papacy.

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Ambassador expects pope to challenge Americans to live nation’s ideals

Ambassador expects pope to challenge Americans to live nation’s ideals

| Cindy Wooden | August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See believes Pope Francis is not traveling to the United States in September to scold anyone, but to challenge the country’s people to live up to their ideals.

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Cardinal urges senators to back measure to defund Planned Parenthood

Cardinal urges senators to back measure to defund Planned Parenthood

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The head of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee Aug. 3 urged U.S. senators to take the federal money that goes to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and instead fund women’s health care providers that do not promote abortion.

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Being altar server is call to prayer and mission, pope says

Being altar server is call to prayer and mission, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholics are more fortunate than the Old Testament prophets were because in the Eucharist they experience Jesus’ closeness and know that God is not far off on a lofty throne, Pope Francis told thousands of altar servers from across Europe.

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Ethical issues arise from California center’s ‘undercover’ videos

Ethical issues arise from California center’s ‘undercover’ videos

| Mike Nelson | August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Undercover techniques — including the use of hidden cameras and “manufactured identities” including false names, fake affiliation and even disguises — have long been utilized by investigative journalists.

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Cardinal Dolan in op-ed criticizes Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric

Cardinal Dolan in op-ed criticizes Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an op-ed piece published July 29 in the New York Daily News, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York took issue with the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump without explicitly naming him.

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Cardinal says Planned Parenthood videos illustrate ‘throwaway culture’

Cardinal says Planned Parenthood videos illustrate ‘throwaway culture’

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley said that Planned Parenthood officials’ videotaped descriptions of how fetal tissue and organs are procured for researchers during abortions illustrates what Pope Francis calls today’s “throwaway culture.”

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Papal parenting guide: Francis delivers his own how-to for families

Papal parenting guide: Francis delivers his own how-to for families

| Carol Glatz | July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis knows the family is made up of real people living in the real world, which is why he often gives down-to-earth advice.

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House limits number allowed in chamber to hear papal address to Congress

House limits number allowed in chamber to hear papal address to Congress

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

House members voted July 28 to limit the number of people allowed in the House Chamber Sept. 24 when Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress.

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