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Pray for families, receive an indulgence, Vatican says

Pray for families, receive an indulgence, Vatican says

| Cindy Wooden | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics who participate in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August or pray with their families during the Aug. 21-26 event can receive a plenary indulgence, the Vatican announced.

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Religious leaders say new NAFTA shouldn’t restrict access to medicines

Religious leaders say new NAFTA shouldn’t restrict access to medicines

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services was one of seven U.S. religious leaders asking that any new North American Free Trade Agreement “avoid enhanced and extended monopolies on life-essential medicines.”

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California judge overturns state law legalizing assisted suicide

California judge overturns state law legalizing assisted suicide

A May 15 ruling by a California judge overturning the state’s law allowing assisted suicide is encouraging because it “was a bad law,” said Ned Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference.

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Philadelphia Archdiocese sues city over foster care placements

Philadelphia Archdiocese sues city over foster care placements

| Matthew Gambino | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is suing the city of Philadelphia in a religious freedom case centered on the placement of children in foster care.

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Catholics among 59 arrested during ‘pray-in’ at U.S. Capitol

Catholics among 59 arrested during ‘pray-in’ at U.S. Capitol

Catholics arrested in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda as part of the six-week Poor People’s Campaign said they willingly gave up their freedom for a few hours to object to widespread racism, voter suppression, anti-immigrant policies and inaction on poverty around the country.

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Australian archbishop, convicted of abuse cover-up, is consulting with lawyers

Australian archbishop, convicted of abuse cover-up, is consulting with lawyers

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide, who faces a maximum penalty of two years in jail for failing to inform police about child sexual abuse allegations, said he is disappointed at the court’s verdict.

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Church official cautiously optimistic about DACA bills before Congress

Church official cautiously optimistic about DACA bills before Congress

| Carol Zimmermann | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The executive director of the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services gives credit to a group of moderate Republicans in Congress trying to revive interest in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legislation, or DACA, by their efforts to bring not just one bill, but four, to the House floor.

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Historians’ approval moves Father Tolton’s sainthood cause forward

Historians’ approval moves Father Tolton’s sainthood cause forward

The canonization cause of Father Augustus Tolton received important approval from the Vatican’s historical consultants earlier this year, moving the cause forward.

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Not just what you see: Issues in Israel-Palestinian violence

Not just what you see: Issues in Israel-Palestinian violence

Sometimes, news is not just what meets the eye on the TV screen or a social media post.

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Abuse survivor says pope told him God loves him the way he is

Abuse survivor says pope told him God loves him the way he is

An abuse survivor, who had been disparaged for being a homosexual, said that Pope Francis told him that God made him that way and loved him for who he was.

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Archbishop: Naming Chaldean as cardinal is gift to struggling church

Archbishop: Naming Chaldean as cardinal is gift to struggling church

| Doreen Abi Raad | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ naming of Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako as cardinal is a gift to the Chaldean Catholic church, which has been struggling in the face of terrorism, said an Iraqi archbishop.

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Pope moves 12 sainthood causes ahead, including U.S. missionary’s

Pope moves 12 sainthood causes ahead, including U.S. missionary’s

| Cindy Wooden | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis issued decrees recognizing that 12 candidates for sainthood, including U.S. Sacred Heart Brother Norbert McAuliffe, lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way.

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