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Promote ‘culture of resurrection,’ pope tells Christian Brothers

Promote ‘culture of resurrection,’ pope tells Christian Brothers

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Christian Brothers’ must continue their educational mission and restore life to areas where poverty and suffering have taken away the hope of a future, Pope Francis said.

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Shareholders push U.S. telecom firms to tackle online child sexual abuse

Shareholders push U.S. telecom firms to tackle online child sexual abuse

| Dennis Sadowski | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Online child sexual abuse is a booming international business and religious congregations holding stocks in major telecom firms are stepping up their advocacy to thwart it.

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Mexican court allows abortion if mother’s health is at risk

Mexican court allows abortion if mother’s health is at risk

| David Agren | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a woman who complained she was denied access to an abortion despite suffering ill health during pregnancy.

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California ‘confession bill’ viewed as violation of religious liberty

California ‘confession bill’ viewed as violation of religious liberty

| Pablo Kay | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would make the state the first since 1999 to require priests to choose between violating the law or violating the seal of the confessional.

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Militant posts video threat, saying he is in Canada to kill Asia Bibi

Militant posts video threat, saying he is in Canada to kill Asia Bibi

| Simon Caldwell | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Islamic militant has posted a video on the internet boasting that he has arrived in Canada to kill Asia Bibi.

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New York cardinal celebrates Mass for Sri Lanka victims and families

New York cardinal celebrates Mass for Sri Lanka victims and families

| Armando Machado | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan offered a heartfelt homily on Staten Island on Mother’s Day in memory of the victims of the Easter terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka that left more than 250 dead and hundreds wounded.

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Jesus is always ready to help free people from evil, pope says

Jesus is always ready to help free people from evil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christians recognize life’s great paradox that so much evil and temptation exist in the world, but that God is always present, too, ready to help and give people the strength to persevere, Pope Francis said.

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‘Tolkien’ focuses on Catholic author’s love of language, medieval imagery

‘Tolkien’ focuses on Catholic author’s love of language, medieval imagery

| Kurt Jensen | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The necromancer Sauron, the archvillain of “The Lord of the Rings,” makes a cameo appearance in director Dome Karukoski’s “Tolkien.” He looms over the Battle of the Somme in World War I as if he were at home in his realm of Mordor and the bloody conflict had all been his idea.

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Jesuit astronomer works to unravel the mysteries of galactic evolution

Jesuit astronomer works to unravel the mysteries of galactic evolution

| Dennis Sadowski | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jesuit Father Richard D’Souza finds halos mesmerizing.

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Top Vatican diplomat grants interview to Chinese Communist tabloid

Top Vatican diplomat grants interview to Chinese Communist tabloid

The Vatican’s top diplomat told Chinese state-run media that Vatican-Beijing talks are focused on achieving concrete results for China’s Catholics while avoiding differences between the two “systems.”

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Two attacks in two days leave 10 Catholics dead in Burkina Faso

Two attacks in two days leave 10 Catholics dead in Burkina Faso

Catholic leaders in Burkina Faso appealed for unity and solidarity after two attacks on Catholics in two days left nine laypeople and a priest dead.

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Pro-life leaders applaud passage of bill to ban most abortions in Alabama

Pro-life leaders applaud passage of bill to ban most abortions in Alabama

By passing a bill to ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, the Alabama Legislature has recognized that abortion is “the extinguishing of a unique human life,” said the president and CEO of Americans United for Life.

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