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Conference examines what it means to educate from heart of the church

Conference examines what it means to educate from heart of the church

| Steve Larkin | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Catholic Classical Schools Conference met at The Catholic University of America to discuss what it means to educate from the heart of the church.

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Two Catholic universities rescind Archbishop McCarrick’s honorary degrees

Two Catholic universities rescind Archbishop McCarrick’s honorary degrees

| July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic University of America announced July 30 that it was withdrawing the 2006 honorary degree awarded to then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, in light of recent sexual abuse allegations.

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Attorney general asks pope’s help on release of abuse report

Attorney general asks pope’s help on release of abuse report

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled July 27 it will allow the release of a redacted version of a grand jury report on a months-long investigation into sexual abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses, some of which go back decades.

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Erie bishop backs transparency; redacted report could be released Aug. 8

Erie bishop backs transparency; redacted report could be released Aug. 8

| Mary Solberg | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court July 27 cleared the way for the August release of a redacted version of a grand jury report on clergy sex abuse that has been termed by one of the state’s Catholic bishops as “graphic” and “sobering.”

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Seattle Catholics celebrate Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary

Seattle Catholics celebrate Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary

| Mark Pattison | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Special Olympics, founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, turned 50 this year, with this year’s games held in Seattle.

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More accountability needed after abuse revelations, church figures say

More accountability needed after abuse revelations, church figures say

| Mark Pattison | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sexual abuse allegations surrounding now-former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick have prompted some church figures to call for a more thorough reckoning of the U.S. church’s clerical sexual abuse policies.

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Struggle against virus isn’t over, say Catholics at global AIDS meeting

Struggle against virus isn’t over, say Catholics at global AIDS meeting

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite rumors of its demise, the AIDS pandemic is far from over, and churches must continue to play a critical role in combating the disease, Catholic leaders were told at an international gathering of more than 15,000 AIDS researchers and activists.

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Syriac Catholic bishops call attention to plight of persecuted faithful

Syriac Catholic bishops call attention to plight of persecuted faithful

| Doreen Abi Raad | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Syriac Catholic bishops from around the world, meeting in Lebanon for their annual synod, lamented the plight of their “tormented and persecuted” faithful.

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Sessions: Contributions of religious people make U.S. ‘stronger as nation’

Sessions: Contributions of religious people make U.S. ‘stronger as nation’

| Steve Larkin | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, gave three reasons why religious freedom is important to the Catholic Church in a speech July 30 at a conference on the issue at the Justice Department in Washington.

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From the pulpit, priests address allegations against Archbishop McCarrick

From the pulpit, priests address allegations against Archbishop McCarrick

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

For his homilies on the weekend of July 21-22, Father Edward Looney, administrator of two rural Wisconsin parishes, planned to preach about ways to include God on summer vacation.

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Help those in need, never waste food, pope says

Help those in need, never waste food, pope says

| Carol Glatz | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked people to generously serve those most in need and to never waste food.

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Contraception feeds violence against women, papal theologian says

Contraception feeds violence against women, papal theologian says

| Catherine Sheehan | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The widespread use of contraception has led to increased violence and aggression against women, the theologian of the papal household said during a mid-July visit to Sydney.

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