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Indian court grants bail, with limits, to bishop accused of raping nun

Indian court grants bail, with limits, to bishop accused of raping nun

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

A court in India’s southern Kerala state granted bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested almost a month earlier and charged with raping a Catholic nun.

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USCCB leaders ask for prayers, donations for hurricane victims

USCCB leaders ask for prayers, donations for hurricane victims

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two U.S. Catholic leaders have called on Catholics to pray for victims of Hurricanes Michael and Florence, along with responders to these storms, and to donate to recovery efforts in the impacted areas.

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Masses, celebrations in U.S. mark canonization of St. Romero

Masses, celebrations in U.S. mark canonization of St. Romero

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

With a Mass, processions and fellowship, about 800 people, mostly immigrants, gathered at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Church in Washington Oct. 14 to celebrate the canonization of St. Oscar Romero.

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American pastor freed after two years in Turkey returns to U.S.

American pastor freed after two years in Turkey returns to U.S.

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Rev. Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Presbyterian pastor who had been jailed by Turkish authorities for nearly two years, returned to U.S. soil Oct. 13 after being freed the day before by Turkey.

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Superiors general see no reason why women shouldn’t have vote at synod

Superiors general see no reason why women shouldn’t have vote at synod

| Cindy Wooden | October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although bishops should make up the majority of voting members at a Synod of Bishops, the fact that the body is only consultative means women should be included as full members just as priests and religious brothers are, said three priests who are voting members.

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Salvadoran archbishop asks pope to make Romero ‘doctor of the church’

Salvadoran archbishop asks pope to make Romero ‘doctor of the church’

| Junno Arocho Esteves and Melissa Vida | October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador asked Pope Francis to proclaim St. Oscar Romero the church’s first Latin American “doctor of the church.”

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Cardinal Wuerl led high-profile endeavors in 32 years as a bishop

Cardinal Wuerl led high-profile endeavors in 32 years as a bishop

| Mark Pattison | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, whose resignation as archbishop of Washington was accepted Oct. 12 by Pope Francis, was a high-profile figure in the U.S. church well before his 2006 appointment as archbishop of the nation’s capital

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Text of Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to Catholics of Washington Archdiocese

Text of Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to Catholics of Washington Archdiocese

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The following is the text of the Oct. 12 letter Cardinal Donald Wuerl addressed to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Washington following the announcement that Pope Francis has accepted his resignation as archbishop of Washington:

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Diocese moving from prayer to action in wake of Hurricane Michael

Diocese moving from prayer to action in wake of Hurricane Michael

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which ravaged the Florida panhandle, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, whose territory was smack in the path of the Category 4 storm, has moved from prayer to action.

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Young people want leaders who are fathers, not Pharisees, observer says

Young people want leaders who are fathers, not Pharisees, observer says

| Carol Glatz | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church must be a place of justice and mercy, and its members must be catalysts for change, some young observers said at the Synod of Bishops Oct. 11.

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Synod already leading to some changes, bishops report

Synod already leading to some changes, bishops report

| Cindy Wooden | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Even on the ninth day of the 25-day-long Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment, two bishops said they already had ideas for things they would want to start in their ministries.

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Maple Grove parish shines purple light on domestic violence

Maple Grove parish shines purple light on domestic violence

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

At night, the windows of St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove are glowing purple throughout October. It’s is the color of domestic violence awareness, and it’s among the many ways a parish group aims to highlight the issue during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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