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Lonsdale pastor apologizes for ‘words that were hurtful to Muslims’

Lonsdale pastor apologizes for ‘words that were hurtful to Muslims’

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

“My homily on immigration contained words that were hurtful to Muslims. I’m sorry for this,” said Father Nick VanDenBroeke, pastor of Immaculate Conception in Lonsdale, in a Jan. 29 statement. “I realize now that my comments were not fully reflective of the Catholic Church’s teaching on Islam.”

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Catholic teachers urge Ghana to remove sex ed program from schools

Catholic teachers urge Ghana to remove sex ed program from schools

| October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic teachers in Ghana have joined the bishops’ conference and Muslim organizations in urging the government to withdraw a sex education program from the national school curriculum.

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Report on religion restrictions gives U.S. bad marks in key areas

Report on religion restrictions gives U.S. bad marks in key areas

| Mark Pattison | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Pew Research Center’s annual report on restrictions on religion worldwide showed the United States had the worst scores in the Americas in three of the eight categories Pew surveyed.

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Elevating conversation: Catholics engage in dialogue on race, religion

Elevating conversation: Catholics engage in dialogue on race, religion

| September 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

“The biggest point that we emphasize is use your heart, not [just] your head, in the conversation, so when somebody says ‘This is my experience,’ you don’t try and argue them out of it.”

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Can Catholics and Muslims get along?

Can Catholics and Muslims get along?

| September 22, 2010 | 6 Comments

Ramadan ended Sept. 10, but the controversy over the proposed Manhattan mosque that colored the Muslim month of fasting this year has not.

The mosque debate has sparked a good deal of general anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States, and the phenomenon appears to be growing, said University of St. Thomas theology professor Adil Ozdemir, a Muslim who teaches courses on Islam.

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