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Youth, technology among topics at Hispanic ministry conference

Youth, technology among topics at Hispanic ministry conference

| Julio A. Rangel | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

At a meeting called by the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry, participants, including the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ director of Latino Ministry, spent four days exchanging ideas, attending different panels, discussing the current situation facing youth ministry and exploring the relationship between the Church and technology.

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Pope meets parents of U.S. student found dead in Rome

Pope meets parents of U.S. student found dead in Rome

| Carol Glatz | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Meeting the grieving parents of a U.S. student who was found dead in Rome, Pope Francis mourned the death of the teenager, who had been set to begin a study-abroad program.

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Catholic advocates look at next step in immigration battle

Catholic advocates look at next step in immigration battle

Catholic advocates say the recent Supreme Court ruling on immigration, while it caused great disappointment, also has spurred many of them to work harder to reform the country’s immigration system and push for better understanding of immigrants.

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Veterans say helping bury the dead with dignity ‘a way of giving back’

Veterans say helping bury the dead with dignity ‘a way of giving back’

| Rose Ybarra | July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

When 66-year-old Army veteran Jacky Eugene Gonzalez was laid to rest at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery June 22, a group of U.S. military veterans from the Jesus Martinez American Legion Post 93 in Mission performed full military honors.

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U.S. bishops speak out against attack in Turkey

U.S. bishops speak out against attack in Turkey

| June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

Following the June 28 terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in Turkey, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference and Chicago’s archbishop issued statements emphasizing the need to find comfort in faith and show support the suffering with prayer and generosity.

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Court stops abortion doctors’ requirements, denies pharmacists’ appeal

Court stops abortion doctors’ requirements, denies pharmacists’ appeal

| Carol Zimmermann | June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

The day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major abortion ruling striking down regulations on Texas abortion clinics and doctors, it rejected an appeal to reinstate laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin that would place similar requirements on abortion doctors. It also denied an appeal of a Washington state rule requiring pharmacists to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives despite their religious objections to doing so.

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Archbishop Hebda concelebrates Mass with pope on feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

Archbishop Hebda concelebrates Mass with pope on feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

| By Carol Glatz | June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Like last year, the pope did not confer the pallium on new archbishops during the liturgy, but rather, blessed the palliums after they were brought up from the crypt above the tomb of St. Peter.

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With decision on Texas law, women across U.S. ‘just lost,’ says pro-lifer

With decision on Texas law, women across U.S. ‘just lost,’ says pro-lifer

| Kurt Jensen | June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Reasonable people know that Texas law H.B. 2 was in the best interest of women’s health,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life.

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U.S. Supreme Court says Texas abortion law unconstitutional

U.S. Supreme Court says Texas abortion law unconstitutional

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

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Shared faith should lead to joint action, pope and patriarch say

Shared faith should lead to joint action, pope and patriarch say

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Applying the common faith they professed publicly earlier in the day, Pope Francis and Armenian Apostolic Catholicos Karekin II urged common action on behalf of persecuted Christians, welcome for refugees and defense of the family.

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Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2016 | 5 Comments

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is clear, Pope Francis said. “They [gay people] must not be discriminated against. They must be respected, pastorally accompanied.”

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‘Brexit’ vote concerns European church leaders that unity may be fractured

‘Brexit’ vote concerns European church leaders that unity may be fractured

| Jonathan Luxmoore | June 24, 2016 | 2 Comments

European Catholic leaders expressed concern that the decision by United Kingdom voters to leave the European Union threatened unity across the continent, but they also cautioned the EU bloc to rethink its values and priorities.

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