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Iraqi Christians say they are targeted by extremists

Iraqi Christians say they are targeted by extremists

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The fall of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, to Islamist militants in early June sent half a million residents scurrying for safety. But Christians from the city say they were targeted long before Iraqi security forces abandoned the major political and economic hub.

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Partners for peace

Partners for peace

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople embrace as Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas look on during an “invocation for peace” in the Holy Land.

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Pope reflects on global economy, war, his leadership style

Pope reflects on global economy, war, his leadership style

| Francis X. Rocca | June 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Pope Francis said the world economic system inevitably promotes military conflict as a way to enrich the most powerful nations.

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Abuse a ‘moral offense and crime,’ says Archbishop Carlson

Abuse a ‘moral offense and crime,’ says Archbishop Carlson

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Robert Carlson said June 13 he wanted to “set the record straight” and “respond to certain misconceptions” about a deposition he gave in a lawsuit involving alleged abuse by a Minnesota priest some 35 years ago.

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No ruling can change nature of marriage, says bishop

No ruling can change nature of marriage, says bishop

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Marriage is — “and can only ever be” — a relationship “solely between one man and one woman, regardless of the decision of a judge or any vote,” said Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison.

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Video clip from deposition released to media said to distort testimony

Video clip from deposition released to media said to distort testimony

| June 13, 2014

A videotaped deposition of St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson in a lawsuit involving alleged abuse by a Minnesota priest some 35 years ago was covered extensively by media outlets after a video clip of it was highlighted at a news conference June 9 by the plaintiff’s lawyer.

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Bishops focus on religious liberty, election document, upcoming synod

Bishops focus on religious liberty, election document, upcoming synod

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

During their June 11-13 spring general assembly in New Orleans, the nation’s Catholic bishops voted to extend their Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty and to approve work on a limited revision of their quadrennial document aimed at guiding Catholics in election decisions.

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Priest killed, another injured at downtown Phoenix church

Priest killed, another injured at downtown Phoenix church

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Father Kenneth Walker, 29, died of a gunshot wound in the June 11 attack, while Father Joseph Terra, 56, survived the attack and was hospitalized in critical but stable condition, Sgt. Steve Martos of the Phoenix Police Department said.

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Christians among 500,000 fleeing Mosul after Islamist forces seize city

Christians among 500,000 fleeing Mosul after Islamist forces seize city

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Church leaders in northern Iraq struggled to find shelter for Christians who were among hundreds of thousands who fled Mosul, the country’s second-largest city, after Islamist forces took over much of the town, a Chaldean Catholic archbishop said.

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Pope tells presidents only God can bring peace to Holy Land

Pope tells presidents only God can bring peace to Holy Land

The pope addressed his remarks June 8 to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during an “invocation for peace” in the Holy Land, to which he had invited them during his visit to the region two weeks earlier.

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Pilgrim for peace

Pilgrim for peace

Peace is handcrafted by ordinary people, pope says

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Pentecost marks ‘life-changing power of God’s presence,’ cardinal says

Pentecost marks ‘life-changing power of God’s presence,’ cardinal says

| Carol Zimmermann | June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Church’s celebration of Pentecost highlights the “life-changing power of God’s presence” believers receive through the Holy Spirit, said Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

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