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UST grad named new director for USCCB’s laity, marriage, family, youth secretariat

UST grad named new director for USCCB’s laity, marriage, family, youth secretariat

Dominic Lombardi, head of the Secretariat for Catholic Life and Evangelization in the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has been named executive director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.

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Mexican bishops promise new pastoral approach, accompanying people

Mexican bishops promise new pastoral approach, accompanying people

| David Agren | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Mexican bishops’ conference has pledged to pursue a new pastoral vision, in which the church is considered close to the needs of the people, the poor are the priority and prelates speak prophetically on issues like violence, inequality and corruption among the elites, who currently count on the hierarchy as an ally.

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After dam bursts, bishops urge Kenya to step up response to tragedies

After dam bursts, bishops urge Kenya to step up response to tragedies

Kenya’s bishops said they are deeply saddened by the loss of lives and large-scale destruction caused by flooding in the country and urged the government to step up its response to the tragedies.

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Indonesian Christian leaders call for unity after suicide bombings

Indonesian Christian leaders call for unity after suicide bombings

Christian leaders called for unity following a spate of suicide bombings that targeted three churches, an apartment building and the police headquarters in Indonesia’s second city, the deadliest attacks in more than a decade.

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Young people in the Church need to be heard, not silenced, pope says

Young people in the Church need to be heard, not silenced, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church must not keep young The Catholic Church must not keep young men and women at a distance, but instead must learn to listen to them, Pope Francis said.men and women at a distance, but instead must learn to listen to them, Pope Francis said.

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Tax reform brings challenges, opportunities for charities, says speaker

Tax reform brings challenges, opportunities for charities, says speaker

| Tom Tracy | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

What has been described as the most significant overhaul of the federal tax system in three decades — the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — also has been flagged as a potential train wreck for annual charitable giving.

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Vatican OKs sainthood cause for Iraqi priest, deacons killed in Mosul

Vatican OKs sainthood cause for Iraqi priest, deacons killed in Mosul

The Vatican has given its permission for the opening of the sainthood cause of an Iraqi priest and three deacons who were murdered by armed gunmen in Mosul.

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Dozens killed in protests as U.S. embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem

Dozens killed in protests as U.S. embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem

| Judith Sudilovsky | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the new United States embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem May 14, violence broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers.

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Pope ‘most fearless man I ever met,’ says filmmaker Wenders

Pope ‘most fearless man I ever met,’ says filmmaker Wenders

| Mark Pattison | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, the subject of a new documentary by German filmmaker Wim Wenders, is “the most fearless man I ever met,” the director said in a segment of the CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes” that aired May 13.

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Mourners line streets of Liverpool as Alfie Evans hearse passes

Mourners line streets of Liverpool as Alfie Evans hearse passes

| Simon Caldwell | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thousands of mourners lined the streets of Liverpool to pay tribute to Alfie Evans on the day of the toddler’s funeral.

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Pope’s Lamborghini fetches nearly $1 million for charity at auction

Pope’s Lamborghini fetches nearly $1 million for charity at auction

A custom-built 2018 Lamborghini Huracan coupe autographed by Pope Francis raised nearly $1 million at a Sotheby’s auction May 12 in Monaco.

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Some Kenyan Christians support polygamy, but Catholic Church says no

Some Kenyan Christians support polygamy, but Catholic Church says no

| Doreen Ajiambo | May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Flanked by his three wives and 12 children in his grocery shop in Kenya’s biggest slum, Kibera, Gilbert Wandera said men should marry multiple wives to prevent single motherhood and to ensure that children have fathers in their lives.

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