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Bishops want end to poisonous attacks that immobilize Zambians

Bishops want end to poisonous attacks that immobilize Zambians

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Zambian bishops’ conference called for an immediate end to attacks in which people are sprayed with poisonous substances to immobilize them.

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After 142 years, Dominican Friars leaving Minneapolis parish

After 142 years, Dominican Friars leaving Minneapolis parish

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

After 142 years of serving the parish they founded, the Dominican Friars plan to leave Holy Rosary/Santo Rosario in Minneapolis effective June 30.

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Seminar speakers: ‘Gender ideology’ spreads false idea of human person, doesn’t belong in Catholic education 

Seminar speakers: ‘Gender ideology’ spreads false idea of human person, doesn’t belong in Catholic education 

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a culture where public school policies are increasingly pushing parents out of important conversations about their child’s sexual identity and gender expression, Catholic educators need to take an opposite approach, speakers told two gatherings of pastors, Catholic school leaders and religious education directors Feb. 20-21.  Sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ […]

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New guidelines for Catholic schools affirm students’ sexual identity as biological sex, opposing gender theory

New guidelines for Catholic schools affirm students’ sexual identity as biological sex, opposing gender theory

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools and religious education programs in Minnesota dioceses are to relate to students “in a way that is respectful of and consistent with each student’s God-given sexual identity and biological sex,” the document states.

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As COVID-19 spreads, Holy Land Catholics concerned, but sites still open

As COVID-19 spreads, Holy Land Catholics concerned, but sites still open

| Judith Sudilovsky | February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

After Israel reported that 18 people from a recent South Korean tour group were infected with COVID-19, a coronavirus, a spokesman for the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said officials were concerned how the diagnosis would affect Lenten and Easter pilgrimages.

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Pope recognizes miracle in sainthood cause of young tech whiz

Pope recognizes miracle in sainthood cause of young tech whiz

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis formally recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager who the pope has said is a role model for young men and women today.

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Florida bishops call parental consent measure ‘common-sense legislation’

Florida bishops call parental consent measure ‘common-sense legislation’

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Florida’s Catholic bishops Feb. 20 said a bill passed by the Legislature requiring girls under 18 to get a parent’s consent before having an abortion is “common-sense legislation” and they look forward to Gov. Ron DeSantis signing it into law.

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Leap year’s extra day has a Catholic origin

Leap year’s extra day has a Catholic origin

| Donis Tracy | February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The extra day we get approximately once every four years is a way to adapt the calendar year to the astronomical year.

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Jean Vanier had ‘manipulative’ sexual relationships with six women

Jean Vanier had ‘manipulative’ sexual relationships with six women

| Philippe Vaillancourt | February 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The investigation reports “sincere and consistent testimony covering the period 1970-2005” from six adults, none of whom had disabilities.

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Pope says revision of canon law section on crime, penalties is necessary

Pope says revision of canon law section on crime, penalties is necessary

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 12-year process of updating the Code of Canon Law section dealing with crimes and penalties was necessary “to make it more organic and responsive to new situations and problems,” Pope Francis said.

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Wage theft: An underreported crime

Wage theft: An underreported crime

| Mark Pattison | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

A rising tide lifts all boats, according to the popular economic adage.

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One year after abuse summit, Church reviews progress, additional needs

One year after abuse summit, Church reviews progress, additional needs

| Carol Glatz | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Since Pope Francis convened a historic summit at the Vatican one year ago to address clergy sex abuse and accountability, much has been done, but advocates say more is needed.

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