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Parishioners in Kenya disappointed after priest suspended — for rapping

Parishioners in Kenya disappointed after priest suspended — for rapping

| Doreen Ajiambo | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many parishioners at St. Monica Church in western Kenya are unhappy after their favorite priest was suspended for misconduct by the Diocese of Homa Bay.

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Catholic Spirit wins 12 Catholic Press Awards

Catholic Spirit wins 12 Catholic Press Awards

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit received 12 awards, including an honorable mention for Newspaper of the Year, from the Catholic Press Association June 15 at the Catholic Media Convention.

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Vatican volume tracks church statistics

Vatican volume tracks church statistics

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called for a special Synod of Bishops to focus on the Amazon region not primarily because of the rainforest’s key role in the ecological health of the planet, but mostly because he sees pastoral needs there that require special attention.

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Fred Rogers’ ministry was on TV to kids, says documentarian

Fred Rogers’ ministry was on TV to kids, says documentarian

| Mark Pattison | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fred Rogers was ordained for the Presbyterian Church, but instead of a clerical collar, he ministered wearing a red cardigan sweater.

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Mexican bishops announce security protocols for priests, religious

Mexican bishops announce security protocols for priests, religious

| David Agren | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mexico’s bishops have published security protocols, hoping to keep priests and religious safe — along with church property and shrines — as crime and violence increasingly impacts churchmen and consumes previously peaceful corners of the country.

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Forgiveness turns evil into good, pope tells Catholics in Geneva

Forgiveness turns evil into good, pope tells Catholics in Geneva

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the end of a day dedicated to celebrating 70 years of an ecumenical fellowship forged by the World Council of Churches, Pope Francis turned to the region’s Catholics, reminding them of what lies at the heart of the faith.

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Archbishop Hebda applauds Trump’s action to end family separation at border

Archbishop Hebda applauds Trump’s action to end family separation at border

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda said he is “pleased President Trump has committed to executive action to end the family separations happening at the U.S.-Mexico border” June 20 following the presidential administration announcement of the decision.

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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

| Mark Pattison | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration’s family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

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Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

| Mark Pattison | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

An increase in calls to dioceses to report claims of clergy sexual abuse has happened before, and is likely to happen again in the wake of the credible claim lodged against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, according to the head of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection.

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With books and news, 101-year-old nun aimed to stay ‘interested’

With books and news, 101-year-old nun aimed to stay ‘interested’

| Christina Capecchi | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Getting enough sleep is important at age 101, but on a Monday this spring, Sister Marguerite Turgeon stayed up till 11 p.m.

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Panel: Democrats face challenges engaging faith voters

Panel: Democrats face challenges engaging faith voters

| Rhina Guidos | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Cecil Roberts was growing up in coal country in West Virginia in the 1960s, he said you could always count on seeing the images of three men on the walls of coal company houses.

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Out of this world: Vatican’s care for creation includes final frontier

Out of this world: Vatican’s care for creation includes final frontier

| Carol Glatz | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

No periphery is far enough away to escape a pope’s purview. Not even outer space.

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