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German bishops prepare Communion rules for mixed marriages

German bishops prepare Communion rules for mixed marriages

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The German bishops’ conference continues to develop its recent decision to allow non-Catholic spouses in mixed denomination marriages to receive Communion in limited cases.

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Runway to heaven: Vatican, The Met piece together faith and fashion

Runway to heaven: Vatican, The Met piece together faith and fashion

| February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Pope Benedict XVI’s custom-made red leather loafers became a signature part of his wardrobe after his election in 2005, Newsweek labeled him “a religious-fashion icon” and Esquire named him “Accessorizer of the Year.”

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Palliative care is pro-life response to euthanasia, panelists say

Palliative care is pro-life response to euthanasia, panelists say

| February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Intentionally causing a patient’s death is different from accepting that a patient is dying, then providing emotional and spiritual support and pain relief, said a doctor who practices and promotes palliative care.

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Dozens of Catholics arrested as they ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

Dozens of Catholics arrested as they ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

| February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dozens of Catholics, including men and women religious, were arrested near the U.S. Capitol Feb. 27 in the rotunda of a Senate building in Washington as they called on lawmakers to help young undocumented adults brought to the U.S. as minors obtain some sort of permanent legal status.

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High court hears case that could erode union rights that USCCB backs

High court hears case that could erode union rights that USCCB backs

| Mark Pattison | February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court heard a case Feb. 26 that could erode the rights of labor unions at government workplaces.

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Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats, pope says

Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Priests must be mindful that the confessional is a place where people can find forgiveness and mercy, not threats and condemnation, Pope Francis said.

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Program focused on mental health helps students in Catholic schools

Program focused on mental health helps students in Catholic schools

| February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools in the Omaha Archdiocese are taking seriously the problems of student anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

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Despair will not have the last word, Miami archbishop says of shooting

Despair will not have the last word, Miami archbishop says of shooting

| February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the Feb. 14 school shootings in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami wrote this spiritual reflection for Catholic News Service on how we as Catholics deal with such terrible acts. Archbishop Wenski has been attending funerals for some of the slaughtered youth. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is in Broward County, which is in the Miami Archdiocese.

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Christian leaders reopen Church of the Holy Sepulcher after ’emergency’

Christian leaders reopen Church of the Holy Sepulcher after ’emergency’

| Judith Sudilovsky | February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christian leaders in the Holy Land reopened the Church of the Holy Sepulcher Feb. 28 after the Israeli government set up a negotiating team to resolve a municipal dispute over property taxes.

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Back in Washington after recess, members of Congress get calls on DACA

Back in Washington after recess, members of Congress get calls on DACA

| February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

As Congress reconvened after a 10-day recess, members of both chambers received calls from Catholics around the country Feb. 26 urging them to find a legislative solution to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

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Coping with school shootings: surreal part of U.S. students’ routine

Coping with school shootings: surreal part of U.S. students’ routine

| Carol Zimmermann | February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students in schools across the country have to navigate their way around classes, exams, relationships, cliques, cafeteria food and crowded hallways.

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Cardinal explains, apologizes for tweet that caused ‘misunderstanding’

Cardinal explains, apologizes for tweet that caused ‘misunderstanding’

| Rhina Guidos | February 24, 2018 | 3 Comments

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, has apologized for a tweet that sent Twitter tongues tweeting — and accusing — late Feb. 22 when he wished someone “Nighty-night, baby, I love you” on the public part of his feed.

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