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Ecumenical ‘Pulse’ hopes to draw Catholics May 18

Ecumenical ‘Pulse’ hopes to draw Catholics May 18

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

An ecumenical movement championed by Pope Francis is coming to U.S. Bank Stadium May 18.

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Siena Symposium speaker: ‘Contraceptive ideology’ creates new layer of inequality

Siena Symposium speaker: ‘Contraceptive ideology’ creates new layer of inequality

| Susan Klemond | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

With billions of dollars in backing from top leaders, the sexual revolution’s promotion of unlimited sexual activity as a right through contraception ideology is one way it conflicts with children’s best interests, Morse said.  

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Canadian House passes motion calling on Pope Francis to issue apology

Canadian House passes motion calling on Pope Francis to issue apology

| Deborah Gyapong | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a rare show of unanimity, the House of Commons overwhelmingly supported a motion to call on Pope Francis to apologize on Canadian soil for abuses that occurred at Church-run residential schools.

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Catholic media must not fall behind in digital age, pope says

Catholic media must not fall behind in digital age, pope says

In an age when technology is ever-evolving, Catholic news organizations must be willing to adapt to effectively proclaim the Gospel to all, Pope Francis said.

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Faith groups decry immigration detention of pregnant women

Faith groups decry immigration detention of pregnant women

A coalition of groups objected to the detention of pregnant women by U.S. immigration officials, saying that they are deeply concerned “about detention conditions.”

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Glendon receives Evangelium Vitae Medal at University of Notre Dame

Glendon receives Evangelium Vitae Medal at University of Notre Dame

| Jennifer Miller | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mary Ann Glendon, a Harvard University professor of law and former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, received the Evangelium Vitae Medal from the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture.

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Pope leads rosary for peace at Rome shrine

Pope leads rosary for peace at Rome shrine

| Cindy Wooden | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis visited Rome’s popular Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love to pray the rosary for peace, especially in Syria.

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Latin American Catholics say ‘personal’ experiences boost evangelicals

Latin American Catholics say ‘personal’ experiences boost evangelicals

| Cody Weddle | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

On a recent Sunday morning, Anderson Cedeno, 32, lifted his hands to the sky like the thousands around him, singing along to the lyrics projected on three massive screens overhead.

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Cardinal Pell ordered to stand trial on abuse charges

Cardinal Pell ordered to stand trial on abuse charges

After a monthlong pre-trial hearing, an Australian judge ordered Cardinal George Pell to stand trial on multiple charges of sexual abuse of minors, charges the cardinal consistently has denied.

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Appeals court affirms Catholic institutions’ assets separate from archdiocese

Appeals court affirms Catholic institutions’ assets separate from archdiocese

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I hope all abuse survivors, reassured by the court’s decision, will soon be able to choose the path of settlement and closure on this aspect of their quest for justice and healing,” said Thomas Abood, chairman of the archdiocese’s Reorganization Task Force.

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Clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope

Clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

After private meetings with Pope Francis, three survivors of clergy sexual abuse from Chile said they felt they had been heard and were hopeful for changes in the way the Catholic Church handles accusations of abuse.

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German bishops, Vatican officials to meet May 3 to discuss Communion

German bishops, Vatican officials to meet May 3 to discuss Communion

| Cindy Wooden | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six German bishops will meet with officials from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts to discuss German plans to allow greater access to the Eucharist for Protestants married to Catholics.

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