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The church online: Synod calls for virtuous digital outreach

The church online: Synod calls for virtuous digital outreach

| Cindy Wooden | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Log on, but bring your brain, your Bible and your Christian values with you” could summarize one of the Synod of Bishops’ messages to Catholics young and old.

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New York bishop removed from ministry pending review of abuse claim

New York bishop removed from ministry pending review of abuse claim

| Rhina Guidos | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A New York auxiliary bishop has been removed from public ministry pending a Vatican review of a decades-old accusation of sexual abuse against him, a claim he denies, the Archdiocese of New York said in a letter released Oct. 31.

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Bible has power to transform lives, pope says

Bible has power to transform lives, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The double edge of this ‘sword’ may at first wound, but it proves beneficial, for it cuts away everything that distances us from God and his love,” the pope said Oct. 31 to members of the American Bible Society.

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Czech bishop celebrates Mass during heritage celebration in New Prague

Czech bishop celebrates Mass during heritage celebration in New Prague

| October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dozens of people greeted Bishop Peter Esterka, who grew up in Czechoslovakia and was a Czech Republic bishop, after he celebrated Mass in Czech at St. Wenceslaus in New Prague Oct. 28. Some of them conversed with the retired bishop in Czech, the language of their ancestors.

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Shooting victims mourned; faith, civic leaders vow to fight hate, violence

Shooting victims mourned; faith, civic leaders vow to fight hate, violence

| October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thousands of people gathered outside and inside the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hall of the University of Pittsburgh Oct. 28 at an interfaith service to mourn the victims of the horrific shooting a day earlier at the Tree of Life synagogue.

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Network of homes provides love, hope, help for pregnant women

Network of homes provides love, hope, help for pregnant women

| Steve Larkin | October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Chris Bell was working in Times Square in the late 1970s, he was shocked to repeatedly see young mothers entering crisis shelters with their children, and he decided that he had to do something.

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Human bones discovered at Vatican nunciature in Italy

Human bones discovered at Vatican nunciature in Italy

| Cindy Wooden | October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Italian media immediately surmised that the bones could be those of Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican employee who presumably was kidnapped in 1983 at the age of 15. The case has never been solved but has been the subject of speculation for more than 35 years.

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Speakers: After predicting sexual revolution ills, ‘Humanae Vitae’ still offers hope

Speakers: After predicting sexual revolution ills, ‘Humanae Vitae’ still offers hope

| Susan Klemond and Matthew Davis | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The interdisciplinary conference examined some of the far-reaching consequences of the sexual revolution — those both predicted and those unforeseen by St. Paul VI in his controversial encyclical — as well as the scientific, social and moral context for questions of married love, parenthood and the use of artificial birth control.

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Bishops to consider endorsing sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman

Bishops to consider endorsing sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman

| Mark Pattison | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops will consider endorsing the sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman, the granddaughter of slaves and the only African-American member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who transcended racism to leave a lasting mark on Catholic life in the United States in the late 20th century.

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Synod’s words on ‘synodal’ church puzzle some people

Synod’s words on ‘synodal’ church puzzle some people

| Cindy Wooden | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Synodality,” a key concept of Pope Francis’ papacy, was used repeatedly in the final document of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocation discernment.

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Nations are built by migrants, pope says

Nations are built by migrants, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Countries do not develop by themselves; they are built by migrants, Pope Francis said.

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Gift of nun doll collection helps preserve legacy of women religious

Gift of nun doll collection helps preserve legacy of women religious

| Nichole Golden | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Margaret Alsup of Cumming always considered her nun dolls to be like friends.

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