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German theologians say church restrictions threaten their credibility

German theologians say church restrictions threaten their credibility

| Jonathan Luxmoore | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic theology faculties in Germany have accused the church of restricting their freedom and warned that theology’s “scientific credibility” could be damaged by reinforced rules and procedures.

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Actor Gary Sinise describes his road to the Catholic Church

Actor Gary Sinise describes his road to the Catholic Church

| Mark Pattison | February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Gary Sinise, the actor perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” followed a rather unusual path to becoming a Catholic.

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U.S. bishops condemn court’s denial of imam’s presence at execution

U.S. bishops condemn court’s denial of imam’s presence at execution

| Carol Zimmermann | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s refusal to allow an imam to be present at a Muslim man’s execution Feb. 7 was “unjust treatment” that is “disturbing to people of all faiths,” said two U.S bishops.

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Pope to visit school for imams, Muslim preachers in Morocco in March

Pope to visit school for imams, Muslim preachers in Morocco in March

| Cindy Wooden | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ trip to Morocco March 30-31 will include a visit to a school training an international group of Muslim prayer leaders and preachers, including women.

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Kurtz: ‘Gift of religious freedom’ at risk of ‘being taken for granted’

Kurtz: ‘Gift of religious freedom’ at risk of ‘being taken for granted’

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite its prominence in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights, “the gift of religious freedom” runs “the risk of being taken for granted, the head of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee told members of Arizona’s legal profession and state legislators.

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Portland archbishop’s pastoral letter calls for more chant in liturgy

Portland archbishop’s pastoral letter calls for more chant in liturgy

| Ed Langlois | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Portland Archbishop Alexander K. Sample in a new pastoral letter said that only sacred music that is characterized by sanctity, beauty and universality “is worthy of the holy Mass.”

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Cassin’s support of Catholic education earns Drexel Award from FADICA

Cassin’s support of Catholic education earns Drexel Award from FADICA

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Business leader B.J. Cassin, a key early supporter of the nationwide Cristo Rey network of Catholic high schools for students from low-income families, is the 2019 recipient of the St. Katharine Drexel Award from Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities.

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Couple launch marriage program for newlyweds

Couple launch marriage program for newlyweds

| February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

A decade ago, David Busacker was a high school sophomore looking for a way to fit in, and he decided to give drama a try.

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Cardinal warns against being silent, in error about Catholic faith

Cardinal warns against being silent, in error about Catholic faith

| Carol Glatz | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

To keep silent about the truths of the Catholic faith or to teach the contrary is a form of religious deception that comes from the anti-Christ, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller.

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Supreme Court blocks Louisiana law that would restrict abortion providers

Supreme Court blocks Louisiana law that would restrict abortion providers

| Carol Zimmermann | February 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals Feb. 7.

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CLINIC, partners want end to ‘remain in Mexico’ policy for asylum-seekers

CLINIC, partners want end to ‘remain in Mexico’ policy for asylum-seekers

| February 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Immigrant advocates called on the Department of Homeland Security to rescind the so-called “remain in Mexico” policy that finds the United States returning migrants across the southern border to await their U.S. court hearings.

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Vermont bishop says abortion bill ‘goes too far’ by allowing infanticide

Vermont bishop says abortion bill ‘goes too far’ by allowing infanticide

| Cori Fugere Urban | February 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The bishop of the Diocese of Burlington said an abortion bill working its way through the Vermont Legislature “goes too far.”

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