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Retiring military chaplains reflect on service

Retiring military chaplains reflect on service

| December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Father Jerome Fehn accepted a U.S. military Legion of Merit Medal Dec. 1, he said it was more for those with whom he served than for himself, even as the award recognized his exceptional service during 20 years as an Army National Guard chaplain.

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Archbishop Nienstedt’s ministry restricted in archdiocese

Archbishop Nienstedt’s ministry restricted in archdiocese

| December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

“While this may cause some pain, my hope is that this decision prompts further action by those with authority over Archbishop Nienstedt to resolve this question,” Archbishop Hebda said in the letter, which also announced new steps the archdiocese is taking to minister to clergy sexual abuse survivors.

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Religious freedom laws meant to be ‘shield, not sword,’ says speaker

Religious freedom laws meant to be ‘shield, not sword,’ says speaker

| Kurt Jensen | December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Religious freedom is widely misunderstood, prone to being used only for political purposes and is identified by the public mostly with the Republican politicians. And its enshrinement in law requires constant vigilance on all sides.

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Education key to solving migration crisis, pope says

Education key to solving migration crisis, pope says

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

As the celebration of Christmas draws near, the plight of the Holy Family calls to mind the sufferings of the many men, women and children escaping war and persecution, Pope Francis said.

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Reader’s Digest calls Ukrainian Catholic church a ‘real-life’ miracle

Reader’s Digest calls Ukrainian Catholic church a ‘real-life’ miracle

| December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The church that wouldn’t burn,” reads a headline on the cover of the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Reader’s Digest magazine.

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Belief in Trinity should lead to unity in the church, preacher says

Belief in Trinity should lead to unity in the church, preacher says

| Cindy Wooden | December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Faith in the living God should translate into concrete expressions of love and unity, especially within the church, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa told Pope Francis and leaders of the Roman Curia.

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Late Trappist monk still has impact on people of all faiths, says priest

Late Trappist monk still has impact on people of all faiths, says priest

| Ruby Thomas | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fifty years after his death, Father Thomas Merton is still helping to draw others nearer to Christ through his writings and the communities they tend to create, said Father Lawrence Morey.

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L.A. archdiocese won’t press charges against nuns for ‘misappropriation’

L.A. archdiocese won’t press charges against nuns for ‘misappropriation’

| Rhina Guidos | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles said it will not pursue charges against two religious sisters who were found to have “misappropriated” a “substantial amount” of money from one of its Catholic schools.

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Pope heads to Balkans in May to visit Bulgaria, Macedonia

Pope heads to Balkans in May to visit Bulgaria, Macedonia

| Carol Glatz | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will make a three-day visit to Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Vatican announced.

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Father Lombardi: Ignoring reality of abuse, resisting responsibility must end

Father Lombardi: Ignoring reality of abuse, resisting responsibility must end

| Carol Glatz | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Anyone who still believes the abuse crisis is an “American” or “Western” problem must become properly informed, face reality and realize problems may be hidden and explode in the future, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

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English cardinal shocked to learn vicar sent two pedophiles to U.S.

English cardinal shocked to learn vicar sent two pedophiles to U.S.

| Simon Caldwell | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

An English cardinal has told an inquiry into child abuse of his shock at learning that a vicar general of his former archdiocese tried to help two pedophile priests escape to the United States.

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U.S. returns church bells to Philippines after more than 100 years

U.S. returns church bells to Philippines after more than 100 years

| December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

After more than a century, the United States government has returned three church bells swiped by American forces as war booty from the central Philippine town of Balangiga.

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