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After initial outrage, claims of racism, clearer details of exchange emerge

After initial outrage, claims of racism, clearer details of exchange emerge

| Carol Zimmermann | January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following day, but the immediate accusations the students showed racist behavior have been stepped back as more details of the entire situation have emerged.

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At rally Catholic youth, young adults from near and far stand up for life

At rally Catholic youth, young adults from near and far stand up for life

| Mark Zimmermann | January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Discovering who had traveled the farthest to be at the Archdiocese of Washington’s annual Youth Rally before its Mass for Life quickly became apparent by scanning the crowd of young people near the stage at the Capital One Arena.

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Rev. King called ‘artisan of peace’ and ‘true witness to power of Gospel’

Rev. King called ‘artisan of peace’ and ‘true witness to power of Gospel’

| January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Societies today need “artisans of peace,” like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “who can be messengers and authentic witnesses of God the Father, who wills the good and the happiness of the human family,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Crowd comes to march for different reasons but same message: Defend life

Crowd comes to march for different reasons but same message: Defend life

| Kurt Jensen | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The ritual sights of the annual March for Life never seem to change.

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Pope says it’s ‘grave sin’ to deny God has blessed other Christians

Pope says it’s ‘grave sin’ to deny God has blessed other Christians

| Cindy Wooden | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Just as divisions in society grow when wealth is not shared, divisions within Christianity grow when the richness of gifts God has given to one Christian church or community are not recognized and shared, Pope Francis said.

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Seeking Christ’s face: Some believe hilltop shrine holds true relic

Seeking Christ’s face: Some believe hilltop shrine holds true relic

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary’s altar.

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Shutdown finds Catholic Charities agencies working to meet growing needs

Shutdown finds Catholic Charities agencies working to meet growing needs

| Dennis Sadowski | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Robert Archie knows he’d be homeless if it wasn’t for the Rapid Re-housing program run by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey.

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‘Deception’ guided court cases that legalized abortion, archbishop says

‘Deception’ guided court cases that legalized abortion, archbishop says

| Mark Pattison | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The two Supreme Court cases that legalized abortion virtually on demand in the United States were based on “deception,” said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas.

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USCCB education secretary is used to thinking outside the box

USCCB education secretary is used to thinking outside the box

| Carol Zimmermann | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mary Pat Donoghue, the new education secretary at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, knows that Catholic schools have to be creative not just to compete, but sometimes to survive.

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No place for ‘religious test’ in government, says Senate in unanimous vote

No place for ‘religious test’ in government, says Senate in unanimous vote

| January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Senate late Jan. 16 unanimously adopted a resolution “to reaffirm religious liberty and condemn religious tests for federal officials.”

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Vatican releases guidelines to help church fight human trafficking

Vatican releases guidelines to help church fight human trafficking

| January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican has created a set of pastoral guidelines to inspire and improve the church’s work in addressing the crime of human trafficking and the care of its victims worldwide.

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Vatican summit to help nations lagging on abuse policies, Jesuit says

Vatican summit to help nations lagging on abuse policies, Jesuit says

| Cindy Wooden | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Only about half of the national bishops’ conferences in the world have adopted complete, Vatican-approved guidelines for handling accusations of clerical sexual abuse and promoting child protection, said the Jesuit named to moderate the Vatican’s February summit on abuse.

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