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Kentucky students learn sustainability helps protect God’s creation

Kentucky students learn sustainability helps protect God’s creation

| By Katie Rutter | August 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sustainability is a lesson that even the leader of a green-minded school admits she is learning.
Students at St. Agnes School in Louisville, Kentucky, took energy surveys of their elementary campus and caught the principal red-, or rather, hot-handed.

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New executive director looks to build Pax Christi USA’s grassroots network

New executive director looks to build Pax Christi USA’s grassroots network

| By Dennis Sadowski | August 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Johnny Zokovitch started working for Pax Christi USA in 2001, he was tasked with connecting young people with the Catholic peace organization.

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Migrant children will suffer most under new detention rule, says bishop

Migrant children will suffer most under new detention rule, says bishop

| August 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee said Aug. 23 sees “heartbreaking consequences for immigrant children” in a final rule issued by the Trump administration that allows the federal government to hold immigrant children in family detention indefinitely.

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St. Teresa of Kolkata’s birthday not forgotten by Missionaries of Charity

St. Teresa of Kolkata’s birthday not forgotten by Missionaries of Charity

| August 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Missionaries of Charity nuns in India celebrated the birthday of their order’s founder, St. Teresa of Kolkata, three years after her canonization, breaking a Catholic convention.

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Catholic teens inspire one another to ‘not grow tired’ of abortion fight

Catholic teens inspire one another to ‘not grow tired’ of abortion fight

| By Mike FitzGerald | August 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

As Planned Parenthood prepares to open Charlotte’s newest abortion facility this summer, pro-life groups are responding by organizing prayer rallies and sidewalk vigils in front of the facility, and by generating awareness of abortion among local Catholics.

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Religious leaders urge U.S. to keep refugee resettlement program

Religious leaders urge U.S. to keep refugee resettlement program

| August 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Several women’s religious orders, individual women religious and Catholic organizations such as Pax Christi and Jesuit Refugee Service were among more than 500 religious leaders and groups who signed an Aug. 23 letter to President Donald Trump urging his administration not to go through with plans to possibly end the country’s refugee resettlement program.

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Rohingya refugees reject ‘unconditional return’ to Myanmar

Rohingya refugees reject ‘unconditional return’ to Myanmar

| August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A second attempt to repatriate hundreds of Rohingya Muslims from camps in Bangladesh failed after the refugees refused to return “unconditionally” to Myanmar.

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Recalling the harrowing trip to and across the border as a child

Recalling the harrowing trip to and across the border as a child

| Rhina Guidos | August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bessy Jovel takes deep breaths, sometimes gentle gulps to talk about the trip of almost 2,000 miles she made as an 8-year-old from El Salvador to the U.S.-Mexico border almost 30 years ago.

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The Real Presence: What do Catholics believe and how Church can respond

The Real Presence: What do Catholics believe and how Church can respond

| August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Do Catholics believe that the Eucharist is truly the body and blood of Christ?

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‘ABCs’ of Christian charity require helping those in need, official says

‘ABCs’ of Christian charity require helping those in need, official says

| By Carol Glatz | August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A patriotic love for one’s country and culture does not mean closing off oneself to others, particularly those in need, said the Vatican foreign minister.

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Latin American bishops urge action to save burning Amazon rainforest

Latin American bishops urge action to save burning Amazon rainforest

| Lise Alves | August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Crying out to the world for solidarity,” leaders of the Latin American bishops’ council urged international action to save the Amazon rainforest as massive fires continued to burn.

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Indian priest, five nuns accused of defaming dismissed nun

Indian priest, five nuns accused of defaming dismissed nun

| August 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Police in India’s Kerala state are investigating the actions of a Catholic priest and five women religious after a complaint by a nun who was dismissed from her congregation Aug. 5 accused the six of defaming and harassing her through social media.

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