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Study: Teens’ religious practice less than that of their parents

Study: Teens’ religious practice less than that of their parents

| Mark Pattison | September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Pew Research Center study released in September shows that teens’ religious practice is less than that of their parents. The lessened observance cuts across all denominational lines.

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Bruce Springsteen gives pep talk of sorts to Boston College freshmen

Bruce Springsteen gives pep talk of sorts to Boston College freshmen

| Carol Zimmermann | September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As this unusual school year gets underway, Boston College freshmen were reminded that they’ve already been through a lot and were urged — as college graduating seniors usually are — that they have to go out and change the world.

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HUD’s proposed fair housing rule should be withdrawn, say Catholic leaders

HUD’s proposed fair housing rule should be withdrawn, say Catholic leaders

| Julie Asher | September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities USA said the Trump administration should withdraw its proposed rule to replace the Obama administration’s 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation because the new rule “undermines efforts to promote fair housing and human dignity.”

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U.S. evangelicals get Israeli visas; Catholics want equal treatment

U.S. evangelicals get Israeli visas; Catholics want equal treatment

| Judith Sudilovsky | September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders in the Holy Land expressed astonishment that a large group of evangelical Christians from the U.S. received visas to come to Israel to help with the grape harvest in West Bank settlements, while Catholic institutions have not been able to obtain Israeli visas for their volunteers and staff members because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Catholic Health Association weighs in on COVID-19 vaccine

Catholic Health Association weighs in on COVID-19 vaccine

| September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Amid heated discussion and ongoing debate on a COVID-19 vaccine — how soon it will be available and who should get it — the Catholic Health Association has a lot to say.

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Groups file complaint after report alleging immigrants subjected to hysterectomies

Groups file complaint after report alleging immigrants subjected to hysterectomies

| Rhina Guidos | September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Groups that support immigrants have lodged a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General saying that a nurse has come forward with detailed allegations of mass hysterectomies she said have been performed on immigrant women in detention in a Georgia facility.

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Life academy promotes ethical ways AI can with help food security

Life academy promotes ethical ways AI can with help food security

| Carol Glatz | September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

As part of its ongoing collaboration with two of the world’s leading developers of AI software, the Pontifical Academy for Life will launch a new joint project looking at ethical ways artificial intelligence can be used to guarantee food security.

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Distressed kayaker saved by Paulists on Lake George

Distressed kayaker saved by Paulists on Lake George

| Mike Matvey | September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is a typical story really about Paulist Fathers, a floating Tiki bar and a kayaker. It all started when Greg Barrett, a captain for Tiki Tours, offered the Paulist Fathers — two fathers and five seminarians — a free, relaxing tour around Lake George, which is 60 miles north of Albany, in August. Paulist […]

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British bishops note ‘tragic loss of life’ as abortions increase

British bishops note ‘tragic loss of life’ as abortions increase

| Simon Caldwell | September 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops said they were disappointed by figures showing abortions in England and Wales were at their highest recorded level.

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