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Bishop: Italian doctors should get chance to help 5-year-old London girl

Bishop: Italian doctors should get chance to help 5-year-old London girl

| Simon Caldwell | July 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Italian medics should be given a chance to help a London girl who British doctors believe should die, a bishop said.

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Lay Advisory Board’s second meeting highlights synod, efforts at healing

Lay Advisory Board’s second meeting highlights synod, efforts at healing

| July 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dale Lieb stepped away July 17 from his second Lay Advisory Board meeting with Archbishop Bernard Hebda determined to help spread the word about prayer and listening events set to begin this fall in preparation for the 2021 archdiocesan synod.

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Bishop urges lawmakers to end ‘stranglehold’ on immigration to U.S.

Bishop urges lawmakers to end ‘stranglehold’ on immigration to U.S.

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Pennsylvania bishop has called on U.S. lawmakers “to please work as hard as you can” on legislation that “releases the unnecessary stranglehold on immigration to the United States that has caused tragic and inhumane consequences.”

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Mercy sisters honored for efforts to help New Hampshire end death penalty

Mercy sisters honored for efforts to help New Hampshire end death penalty

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of Mercy sisters has been honored by the New Hampshire Coalition Against the Death Penalty for the key role they played in making New Hampshire the 21st state in the country to abolish the death penalty.

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Northern Irish bishops accuse Britain of hijacking bill to allow abortion

Northern Irish bishops accuse Britain of hijacking bill to allow abortion

| Simon Caldwell | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Abortion and same-sex marriage will be made legal in Northern Ireland unless self-government in the province is restored within three months.

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Pope appoints new Vatican press office director

Pope appoints new Vatican press office director

| Junno Arocho Esteve | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis appointed Matteo Bruni to serve as director of the Vatican press office, replacing Alessandro Gisotti, who had been serving as interim director since Dec. 31.

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‘We need a habitat on the moon,’ says former NASA flight director

‘We need a habitat on the moon,’ says former NASA flight director

| Jo Ann Zuniga and James Ramos | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Upcoming space travel plans need to include living on the moon, similar to scientific habitats in the Arctic and Antarctica, said Gene Kranz, NASA’s former flight director.

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Archbishop encourages first class at new Institute for Catholic School Leadership

Archbishop encourages first class at new Institute for Catholic School Leadership

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Encouraging the first class of an initiative offering Catholic formation for principals and aspiring principals, Archbishop Bernard Hebda reminded the 20 participants that their work as teachers and school leaders goes beyond meeting students’ academic needs.

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Syriac Christians living near border fear Turkey military incursion

Syriac Christians living near border fear Turkey military incursion

| Dale Gavlak | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Syriac Christians in northeastern Syria are calling on the United States to help defend them against a buildup of Turkish troops along the border, fearing they will be overrun and suffer the same fate as Afrin, where jihadist forces pushed out inhabitants last year.

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Bishop Pates retires, plans Oct. 1 return to archdiocese

Bishop Pates retires, plans Oct. 1 return to archdiocese

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, and named as his successor Father William Joensen, a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa.

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Crookston Diocese announces $5 million settlement with sexual abuse survivors

Crookston Diocese announces $5 million settlement with sexual abuse survivors

| Janelle C. Gergen | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Crookston said July 17 it has reached a $5 million settlement with victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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Justice Stevens changed death penalty views during three decades on court

Justice Stevens changed death penalty views during three decades on court

| Carol Zimmermann | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the court for nearly 35 years, died July 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age 99 after suffering complications from a stroke the previous day.

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