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Evangelization must take culture seriously, pope says at award ceremony

Evangelization must take culture seriously, pope says at award ceremony

| Cindy Wooden | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Giving the Ratzinger prize to a philosopher from Canada and a Scripture scholar from Burkina Faso, Pope Francis said they demonstrate that “in the variety of cultures, diverse across time and space, one can and should always seek the way to God and the encounter with Christ.”

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Gomez: Nation has ‘moral obligation’ to keep promise to DACA recipients

Gomez: Nation has ‘moral obligation’ to keep promise to DACA recipients

| November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The “failures” of the nation’s leaders in Washington to make “comprehensive reforms to immigration policy “cut across party lines, said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles.

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Archbishop invites Church to join a year of service to pregnant women

Archbishop invites Church to join a year of service to pregnant women

| Dennis Sadowski | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann sees the day that Catholic parishes can be one of the first places a woman facing an unexpected or challenging pregnancy can turn to for assistance rather than think of seeking an abortion.

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Bishops OK 2020 budget; numbers inconclusive for 2021 assessment hike

Bishops OK 2020 budget; numbers inconclusive for 2021 assessment hike

| Mark Pattison | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops voted to approve the budget for 2020 for their conference headquarters in Washington but did not register sufficient numbers to determine passage of a proposed 3% increase in the diocesan assessment for 2021.

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In final presidential address, Cardinal DiNardo urges new beginning

In final presidential address, Cardinal DiNardo urges new beginning

| Carol Zimmermann | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

In his final address as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston told his fellow bishops that it has been “an honor to serve you, even in the difficult times.”

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O’Malley: Vatican may ‘soon’ release details of McCarrick investigation

O’Malley: Vatican may ‘soon’ release details of McCarrick investigation

| Rhina Guidos | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a brief presentation Nov. 11 to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley told the bishops gathered in Baltimore the Vatican may publish what it knows about the ascent to power of now-disgraced former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick by Christmas, or perhaps the New Year.

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‘Faithful Citizenship’ materials reflect pope’s ongoing teaching

‘Faithful Citizenship’ materials reflect pope’s ongoing teaching

| Dennis Sadowski | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Current issues of the day and references to the teachings of Pope Francis can be found throughout the materials approved by the U.S. bishops to supplement their existing document on Catholic participation in public life.

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The dark side of memes: spreading untruths about religion

The dark side of memes: spreading untruths about religion

| Rhina Guidos | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The image seems inoffensive on the surface: a figure of a gray-haired man, presumably God, with text that says: “I gave you free will so use it exactly as I command you to.”

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Everyday Heroes: For Catholic vet, ‘doing right thing’ outweighed risks

Everyday Heroes: For Catholic vet, ‘doing right thing’ outweighed risks

| Andrew Fowler | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sgt. Gary Rose looked out and saw a wounded soldier 50 meters outside his company’s perimeter, stranded in the middle of North Vietnamese Army machine gun fire during a Vietnam War Special Forces mission in Laos.

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National Council of Catholic Women prepares to celebrate centennial

National Council of Catholic Women prepares to celebrate centennial

| Mark Pattison | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Council of Catholic Women was established in Washington by the U.S. bishops in 1920.

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No nukes: Pope expected to take aim at new arms race during Japan trip

No nukes: Pope expected to take aim at new arms race during Japan trip

| Cindy Wooden | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ top aide made no secret of what will be on the pope’s mind when he visits Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, Nov. 24: “the total elimination of nuclear weapons.”

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European bishops mark 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

European bishops mark 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

| November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops from the European Union marked 30 years since the breaching of the Berlin Wall with tributes to those who worked for peaceful change, as well as warnings against resurgent “ideologies behind the building of walls.”

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