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Artificial intelligence: Academy decodes new challenges

Artificial intelligence: Academy decodes new challenges

| January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Even though today’s modern tools and technologies are hardly human, the Pontifical Academy for Life is zeroing in on the world of robots and machines powered by artificial intelligence.

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Hysterectomy can be morally licit in limited situations, Vatican says

Hysterectomy can be morally licit in limited situations, Vatican says

| Carol Glatz | January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church teaches that sterilization is morally unacceptable, but a hysterectomy could be morally acceptable if the uterus could not sustain a pregnancy, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Salvadoran missions chief: Honor St. Romero by fighting injustice

Salvadoran missions chief: Honor St. Romero by fighting injustice

| Rhina Guidos | January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

After the canonization of St. Oscar Romero finally came to fruition, Salvadorans and the saint’s admirers must give him new life by learning about him, pondering how his teachings apply to the present and helping others around the world based on his work toward ending injustice and exclusion, said the head of Pontifical Missions for El Salvador, the homeland of the newly minted saint.

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Prayer involves recognizing self as God’s beloved child, pope says

Prayer involves recognizing self as God’s beloved child, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christians are not better than other people, but they do know that God is their father and they are called “to reflect a ray of his goodness in this world thirsting for goodness, waiting for good news,” Pope Francis said.

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Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

| Carol Zimmermann | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

James Grein, a Virginia man who said Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, sexually abused him for years beginning when he was 11, gave his testimony about what occurred Dec. 27 before a judicial vicar for the New York Archdiocese.

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Difficult 2018: For pope, it was year to come to terms with abuse crisis

Difficult 2018: For pope, it was year to come to terms with abuse crisis

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis marked the fifth anniversary of his election in March in the midst of a firestorm over his handling of clerical sexual abuse and bishops’ accountability in Chile.

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In 2018, Catholics spearheaded efforts in response to climate change

In 2018, Catholics spearheaded efforts in response to climate change

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic organizations called for greater personal responsibility in tackling climate change and stepped up their advocacy in opposing the rollback of U.S. environmental regulations during the last year.

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Immigration battles continue as 2018 comes to an end

Immigration battles continue as 2018 comes to an end

| Rhina Guidos | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The year may be coming to an end but the battles on the immigration front promise to continue well into 2019 and beyond.

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The big just keep getting bigger in the communications business

The big just keep getting bigger in the communications business

| Mark Pattison | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mergers and consolidations marked 2018 in the media world.

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U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

2018 will no doubt be remembered as a dark time for the U.S. Catholic Church.

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Big decisions, bench changes for U.S. Supreme Court this year

Big decisions, bench changes for U.S. Supreme Court this year

| Carol Zimmermann | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s past year will probably be remembered more for the shakeup at the bench than for specific rulings.

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