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LCWR leaders hope Vatican will resolve issues, honor group’s integrity

LCWR leaders hope Vatican will resolve issues, honor group’s integrity

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Members of the national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said their “deepest hope” is to resolve the issues between them and the Vatican doctrinal congregation in a way that honors LCWR’s mission and integrity.

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Oklahoma archbishop relieved at return of consecrated Host

Oklahoma archbishop relieved at return of consecrated Host

| August 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Oklahoma City’s archbishop voiced relief that satanists organizing a black mass in the city returned a stolen Host which was to be desecrated, restating his concern that the event should happen at all.

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Pope phones family of slain U.S. journalist

Pope phones family of slain U.S. journalist

| Francis X. Rocca | August 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria.

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Judge OKs ban on doctors prescribing abortion drugs via video system

Judge OKs ban on doctors prescribing abortion drugs via video system

| Joanne Fox | August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Iowa judge Aug. 19 upheld a state medical board’s ban on a first-in-the-nation videoconferencing system that allows physicians in different locations to dispense abortion-inducing drugs to women in rural clinics.

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Report says despite laws, migrants in Mexico face dangerous conditions

Report says despite laws, migrants in Mexico face dangerous conditions

| David Agren | August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Migrants traveling through Mexico still run the risk of robbery, rape and kidnap, despite laws approved in recent years to curb such crimes, said a new report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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Black mass organizers face lawsuit over stolen Host

Black mass organizers face lawsuit over stolen Host

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Organizers of a satanic black mass slated to take place in Oklahoma City next month face a lawsuit on grounds that the consecrated Host used for the sacrilegious event is stolen.

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Faith, prayer sources of strength for slain U.S. journalist, his family

Faith, prayer sources of strength for slain U.S. journalist, his family

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I prayed she’d know I was OK. I prayed I could communicate through some cosmic reach of the universe to her.”

Foley began to pray the rosary.

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St. Louis archbishop urges prayers for peace to calm chaos in streets

St. Louis archbishop urges prayers for peace to calm chaos in streets

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Residents of Ferguson “are struggling to find peace in the chaos” that has followed the shooting death of an unarmed teen by a police officer and “as people of Christ, we are struggling to find direction in the unrest,” said Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis.

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Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Islamic State

Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Islamic State

| Francis X. Rocca | August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Vatican called on Muslim leaders to condemn the “barbarity” and “unspeakable criminal acts” of Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying a failure to do so would jeopardize the future of interreligious dialogue.

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Pope to U.N.: Act to end the tragedy in Iraq

Pope to U.N.: Act to end the tragedy in Iraq

| Cindy Wooden | August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis formally asked U.N. agencies and the entire international community “to take action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway” in northeastern Iraq.

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Latin American church leaders pledge to promote family’s role in society

Latin American church leaders pledge to promote family’s role in society

| Ezra Fieser | August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Church workers and bishops from across Latin America emerged from a first-of-its-kind regional congress Aug. 9 pledging to strengthen the church’s work in promoting the role of the family in society.

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Archbishop calls for prayer, penance to counter planned ‘black mass’

Archbishop calls for prayer, penance to counter planned ‘black mass’

| August 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley has asked Catholics to offer prayer and penance to prevent a Satanic group from holding a “black mass” Sept. 21 at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.

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