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Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, to head Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan

Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, to head Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan

Pope Francis has named Bishop Robert Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota, to head the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan.

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Catholics join faith leaders gathered to remember child deaths at border

Catholics join faith leaders gathered to remember child deaths at border

| Rhina Guidos | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jesus would be “indignant” and hold accountable those responsible for the deaths of at least five migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, said Sister Marie Lucey of the Franciscan Action Network, one several faith leaders who on May 23 participated in a vigil to remember the young migrants.

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Concerned about sports parity,  MIAC removes University of St. Thomas

Concerned about sports parity, MIAC removes University of St. Thomas

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Officials at St. Thomas worked hard to remain in and stabilize the conference it helped found in 1920, Sullivan said. But citing athletic competitive parity as a primary concern, the MIAC Presidents’ Council made its decision, she said.

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Florida Catholic bishops urge governor to commute man’s death sentence

Florida Catholic bishops urge governor to commute man’s death sentence

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to commute the death sentence to life in prison for a man scheduled to be executed for a 1984 murder.

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Vatican officials support continued care of man in vegetative state

Vatican officials support continued care of man in vegetative state

| Cindy Wooden | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The withdrawal of nutrition and hydration from a patient whose body can absorb them is a “serious violation” of the person’s dignity, said two Vatican officials.

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Confession bill amended, but Church leaders say it still targets priests

Confession bill amended, but Church leaders say it still targets priests

| Pablo Kay | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Church officials are urging Catholics to continue to oppose a California bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession.

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Missouri lawmakers ‘clearly on side of life’ with passage of abortion bill

Missouri lawmakers ‘clearly on side of life’ with passage of abortion bill

The sponsor of the Missouri bill to ban abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy described how the measure moved through the Legislature as being like human life itself.

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Funeral pays tribute to homeless man who lived by Indianapolis cathedral

Funeral pays tribute to homeless man who lived by Indianapolis cathedral

| Sean Gallagher | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In his own way, William “Paco” Pryor never considered himself homeless during the more than 20 years that he lived behind SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis.

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Limiting Muslim immigration is patriotic, U.S. cardinal says

Limiting Muslim immigration is patriotic, U.S. cardinal says

| Robert Duncan | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Limiting the number of Muslims allowed to immigrate to traditionally Christian nations would be a prudent decision on the part of politicians, said U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke.

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U.S. bishops ‘gravely disappointed’ with House passage of Equality Act

U.S. bishops ‘gravely disappointed’ with House passage of Equality Act

Five U.S. bishops, chairmen of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees or subcommittees, said May 17 they were “gravely disappointed” with the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Equality Act.

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Conservationists at Vatican conference call for protecting biodiversity

Conservationists at Vatican conference call for protecting biodiversity

| Carol Glatz | May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

People’s attitudes toward nature as well as their economic systems and consumption habits need to radically change in order to protect biodiversity on the planet and promote a more sustainable and caring world, said participants at a Vatican-sponsored conference.

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Conscientious objection must be respectful, pope tells health care workers

Conscientious objection must be respectful, pope tells health care workers

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

When doctors, nurses and health care workers conscientiously object to a procedure to protect the life and dignity of their patients, they must do so respectfully, Pope Francis said.

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