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Pope will go to Romania calling for unity, focus on the common good

Pope will go to Romania calling for unity, focus on the common good

| Carol Glatz | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will make a three-day apostolic visit to Romania in late May, the Vatican announced.

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With Zimbabwe in turmoil over fuel hikes, archbishop calls for restraint

With Zimbabwe in turmoil over fuel hikes, archbishop calls for restraint

| Bronwen Dachs | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

After reports of multiple deaths in violent protests over steep fuel price hikes in Zimbabwe, Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of Harare called for restraint by the security forces and protesters.

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Pope wants abuse summit to lead to clarity, action

Pope wants abuse summit to lead to clarity, action

| Carol Glatz | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the upcoming meeting on protecting minors, Pope Francis wants leaders of the world’s bishops’ conferences to clearly understand what must be done to prevent abuse, care for victims and ensure no case is whitewashed or covered up.

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Lord’s Prayer is reaching out for father’s loving embrace, pope says

Lord’s Prayer is reaching out for father’s loving embrace, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

To pray well, people need to have the heart of a child — a child who feels safe and loved in a father’s tender embrace, Pope Francis said.

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English bishop: Britain in ‘amazing political mess’ over Brexit

English bishop: Britain in ‘amazing political mess’ over Brexit

| Simon Caldwell | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth voiced his opinion on Twitter Jan. 16, a day after the House of Commons overwhelming rejected the withdrawal agreement struck between Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union.

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Cardinal Wuerl acknowledges he knew of one accusation against predecessor

Cardinal Wuerl acknowledges he knew of one accusation against predecessor

| Rhina Guidos | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a second letter issued in mid-January about what he knew and didn’t regarding abuse allegations involving his predecessor, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Washington’s retired archbishop, apologized Jan. 15 for what he called a “lapse of memory,” clarifying that he knew of at least one abuse allegation against former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, but he had “forgotten” about it.

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Former Planned Parenthood worker says ‘power of ultrasound’ changed her

Former Planned Parenthood worker says ‘power of ultrasound’ changed her

| Kurt Jensen | January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

When it comes to speaking her mind, Abby Johnson never holds back. Affable in a way usually described as down-home, as the mother of seven children, she finds that a certain bluntness suits her best.

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Pro-lifers: N.Y. abortion bill could one day make being pro-life ‘a crime’

Pro-lifers: N.Y. abortion bill could one day make being pro-life ‘a crime’

| Emily Benson | January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Officials at the New York State Catholic Conference are calling the Reproductive Health Act “worse than we thought it would be.”

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Catholic parish of teen who escaped abduction credits power of prayer

Catholic parish of teen who escaped abduction credits power of prayer

| Carol Zimmermann | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

For nearly three months, parishioners at St. Peter Catholic Church in Cameron were praying for the safe return of one of their own — 13-year-old Jayme Closs.

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Judge blocks expansion of religious exemptions to contraceptive mandate

Judge blocks expansion of religious exemptions to contraceptive mandate

| Dennis Sadowski | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A federal judge temporarily blocked the government from putting into effect new rules that would expand the exemption to the federal contraceptive mandate to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers.

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Shutdown won’t deter crowds from marching for life in nation’s capital

Shutdown won’t deter crowds from marching for life in nation’s capital

| Julie Asher | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Neither snow nor sleet — nor partial government shutdown — will keep pro-lifers away from the nation’s capital for the March for Life Jan. 18.

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Faith is passed on at home, pope tells parents at baptism

Faith is passed on at home, pope tells parents at baptism

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Faith isn’t something learned just by studying the catechism but rather is a gift passed on to children by the example of their parents, Pope Francis said.

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