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Banners unfurled as faithful share stories of five saints

Banners unfurled as faithful share stories of five saints

| Cindy Wooden | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican hung banners of the Catholic Church’s newly canonized saints four days before the Mass that officially recognized they are in heaven with God.

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Advocates to Trump: Don’t desert Christians, Yazidis, Kurds in Syria

Advocates to Trump: Don’t desert Christians, Yazidis, Kurds in Syria

| Dale Gavlak | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christians concerned with religious freedom violations resulting from the Turkish military offensive on northeastern Syria are urging U.S. President Donald Trump to “reconsider and reverse” his Oct. 6 decision to move American troops out of the way of a Turkish incursion.

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Pope names U.S. archbishop to head Vatican academy for diplomats

Pope names U.S. archbishop to head Vatican academy for diplomats

| October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis named a U.S. archbishop serving as a nuncio to head the Vatican diplomatic academy.

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Vatican releases lineup for Christmas concert supporting the Amazon

Vatican releases lineup for Christmas concert supporting the Amazon

| October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Proceeds from a Christmas concert at the Vatican starring Lionel Richie, Bonnie Tyler and Susan Boyle will go to help protect the Amazon and support indigenous communities there.

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IDs give parishioners way to say, ‘I belong,’ regardless of legal status

IDs give parishioners way to say, ‘I belong,’ regardless of legal status

| Paul Binz | October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Brownsville and a group on interfaith leaders in the Rio Grande Valley have introduced a “parish identification strategy” to provided members of parishes in the diocese a way to identify themselves to local law enforcement regardless of their legal status.

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God in all things: Synod looks at indigenous ‘theology of creation’

God in all things: Synod looks at indigenous ‘theology of creation’

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By demanding respect for the cultures of indigenous peoples, Pope Francis was not promoting pantheism, but — tapping into his Jesuit roots — urging respect for a worldview that sees God in all things.

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Parish recommits to sanctuary; archbishop says immigration a pro-life issue

Parish recommits to sanctuary; archbishop says immigration a pro-life issue

| Jessica Able | October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. William Church in Louisville reaffirmed its status as a sanctuary parish at a news conference on the steps of the church Oct. 8.

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More remains of aborted babies found in cars late abortion doctor owned

More remains of aborted babies found in cars late abortion doctor owned

| October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill released new details Oct. 9 about the discovery of additional fetal remains in Illinois that are believed to be linked with abortions performed in Indiana.

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Panel: At ballot box, let Gospel, not a political party, guide your vote

Panel: At ballot box, let Gospel, not a political party, guide your vote

| October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ahead of what promises to be one of the most contentious election seasons in modern U.S. history, a panel of religious leaders at Georgetown University advised Oct. 2 that Christians should look to the Gospel, not just for guidance on how to vote but also how to respond toward others in a national political environment pushing division, not unity.

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Little Sisters of the Poor again seek Supreme Court’s help

Little Sisters of the Poor again seek Supreme Court’s help

| Carol Zimmermann | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor filed a petition with the Supreme Court Oct. 1 asking the court to once again protect them from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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Cardinal Sarah: To oppose the pope is to be outside the Church

Cardinal Sarah: To oppose the pope is to be outside the Church

| Cindy Wooden | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, said the people who portray him as an opponent of Pope Francis are being used by the devil to help divide the Church.

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Turkish planes bomb Syria, causing panic among Christians, others

Turkish planes bomb Syria, causing panic among Christians, others

| Dale Gavlak | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Turkish warplanes have begun attacking northeastern Syria, causing widespread panic among Christian and other religious communities caught up in the aerial bombardments.

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