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When hard conversations have to happen

When hard conversations have to happen

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I wish we didn’t have to talk about this.”

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Court rules against Pro-Life Action Ministries in aborted fetal tissue case

Court rules against Pro-Life Action Ministries in aborted fetal tissue case

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pro-life advocates’ case against the University of Minnesota Medical School regarding its illegal use of aborted fetal tissue for research was dismissed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals Aug. 20.

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South Sudanese refugees in dire need of aid in northern Uganda

South Sudanese refugees in dire need of aid in northern Uganda

| Francis Njuguna | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of refugees from the South Sudan still are seeking asylum in neighboring Uganda despite a peace accord signed by opposing factions in their homeland.

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From readers – August 23, 2018

From readers – August 23, 2018

| August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Breastfeeding and NFP
Elevate the dialogue
Unequal descriptions

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Training for victory

Training for victory

| Ben Tlougan | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Training and preparation: We all know these are needed for difficult tasks. The hardest part of running a marathon isn’t the actual marathon — it’s the hours, days, weeks and months of running that are required to prepare for it. If you try running a marathon without preparation, you will end up like the first guy who did it, and keel over dead.

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Pope Francis: Abuse victims’ outcry more powerful than efforts to silence them

Pope Francis: Abuse victims’ outcry more powerful than efforts to silence them

| Cindy Wooden | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

“No effort must be spared” to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and “to prevent the possibility of their being covered up,” Pope Francis said in a letter addressed “to the people of God.”

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U.S. Church’s response to sex abuse shows progress, but questions remain

U.S. Church’s response to sex abuse shows progress, but questions remain

| August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the Aug. 14 release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on priestly sexual abuse of minors, the U.S. Catholic Church again is confronting questions about its response to abuse allegations dating back several decades.

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Cardinal explains plan to address ‘moral catastrophe’ of abuse

Cardinal explains plan to address ‘moral catastrophe’ of abuse

| Julie Asher | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Aug. 16 announced three key goals and a comprehensive plan to address the “moral catastrophe” of the new abuse scandal hitting the U.S. church.

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From readers — August 9, 2018

From readers — August 9, 2018

| August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Death penalty teaching
Do Catholic justices matter?
Will the abusers pay?

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Trust: Only give it to those who earn it

Trust: Only give it to those who earn it

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Q. I sometimes feel like I trust the wrong people. I have been burned so many times that I just think that I shouldn’t ever trust anyone again. On top of that, there are people I know that I should respect, but I just don’t. What do I do?

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God has a plan — even for the homeless

God has a plan — even for the homeless

| Father J. Michael Byron | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

I will never forget the first time I visited Toronto on a summer vacation. It has all the sights, beauty and points of interest that you can imagine, but what struck me most was a sight that I observed repeatedly on normal city streets.

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Catechism change shows ‘true dogmatic progress,’ archbishop says

Catechism change shows ‘true dogmatic progress,’ archbishop says

| Cindy Wooden | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert that capital punishment is morally inadmissible shows how the church can grow in its understanding of the implications of basic tenets of faith, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.

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