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Memorial marking where Moses saw Promised Land reopens in Jordan

Memorial marking where Moses saw Promised Land reopens in Jordan

| Dale Gavlak | October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo has reopened its doors to the public amid festivities, after nearly a decade of restoration.

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For Cardinal-designate, red hat tops a priesthood filled with surprises

For Cardinal-designate, red hat tops a priesthood filled with surprises

| Cindy Wooden | October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

For Cardinal-designate Blase Cupich of Chicago, one of nine children born to a family in Omaha, Nebraska, more than 40 years of priesthood have been filled with “Are you kidding me?” moments.

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Anniversary program celebrates, looks at threat to Hyde Amendment

Anniversary program celebrates, looks at threat to Hyde Amendment

| Mark Pattison | October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the Hyde Amendment that bans federal Medicaid funding of abortions celebrating its 40th anniversary Sept. 30, the March for Life celebrated the anniversary in part by warning of threats to dismantle the rider.

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Aid slowly makes its way to thousands of Haitians displaced by hurricane

Aid slowly makes its way to thousands of Haitians displaced by hurricane

| Dennis Sadowski | October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Emergency aid slowly began to reach some of the thousands of Haitians displaced by Hurricane Matthew in the country’s picturesque southwest as reports of casualties slowly trickled in from communities cut off by the storm.

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Leaked emails show ‘hostility’ to Catholic Church, some say

Leaked emails show ‘hostility’ to Catholic Church, some say

| Julie Asher | October 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

The chief liaison to Republican nominee Donald Trump for Catholic issues said that emails released Oct. 11 by WikiLeaks “reveal the depths of the hostility of Hillary Clinton and her campaign toward Catholics.”

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Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S.

Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S.

| Cindy Wooden | October 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will conclude the Year of Mercy by creating 17 new cardinals, including three from the United States: Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago; Bishop Kevin Farrell, prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life; and Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis.

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Argentine priest who criticized drug trafficking found dead at his home

Argentine priest who criticized drug trafficking found dead at his home

| David Agren | October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

An outspoken Argentine priest known for denouncing the threat of drug trafficking and warning of rising crime in the northern part of the country was found hanged Oct. 5 in his parish home.

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Colombian president wins Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end civil war

Colombian president wins Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end civil war

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even though the people of Colombia rejected the terms of a peace accord ending more than 50 years of civil war, the Nobel committee chose Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos as winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Supreme Court examines if racial bias played role in death sentence

Supreme Court examines if racial bias played role in death sentence

| Carol Zimmermann | October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the first week of its new term, the Supreme Court reviewed the extent that racial bias might have played in a 1995 death penalty sentence.

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Pope chooses youths, vocational discernment as theme for next synod

Pope chooses youths, vocational discernment as theme for next synod

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following up on the Synod of Bishops on the family, a synod in 2018 will focus on accompanying young people on the path of faith and in discerning their vocations, the Vatican said.

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Rigid attachment to ideology saddens the Holy Spirit, pope says

Rigid attachment to ideology saddens the Holy Spirit, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

Christians can fall prey to the enchantments of ideology that adhere to rigid requirements yet ignore and sadden the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Church’s mission is to attract people to Christ, not proselytize

Pope: Church’s mission is to attract people to Christ, not proselytize

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christians are called to follow the example of St. Therese of Lisieux, who helped draw people to Jesus by way of attraction, not by proselytizing, Pope Francis said.

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