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Time honors Uighur American; House bans imports made by forced Uighur labor

Time honors Uighur American; House bans imports made by forced Uighur labor

| September 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Nury Turkel, a Uighur American on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, who is a human rights advocate for Uighur Muslims and others persecuted for their religious faith, made Time magazine’s 2020 list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

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Cardinal Pell applauds pope’s actions against Cardinal Becciu

Cardinal Pell applauds pope’s actions against Cardinal Becciu

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The sudden resignation of Cardinal Angelo Becciu as prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes due to alleged embezzlement was viewed as a vindication of previous attempts to clean house by Australian Cardinal George Pell, former prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy.

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Cardinal Becciu resigns as prefect, renounces rights as cardinal

Cardinal Becciu resigns as prefect, renounces rights as cardinal

| Cindy Wooden, Junno Arocho Esteves | September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a move apparently related to Vatican financial scandals, Pope Francis accepted Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s resignation as prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes and his renunciation of the rights associated with being a cardinal, the Vatican announced late Sept. 24.

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Conference takes stock of progress in AIDS fight during COVID-19 pandemic

Conference takes stock of progress in AIDS fight during COVID-19 pandemic

| Paul Jeffrey | September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

When COVID-19 struck communities around the world earlier this year, religious leaders who had responded to the HIV pandemic for decades were uniquely situated to confront the challenges the new virus presented, said international health officials who participated in a three-day virtual conference on the interfaith response to HIV and AIDS.

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Catholics urged to help ‘unite world’ on behalf of internally displaced people

Catholics urged to help ‘unite world’ on behalf of internally displaced people

| September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The World Day for Migrants and Refugees Sept. 27 is a chance for Catholics “to unite the world” on behalf of displaced people andThe World Day for Migrants and Refugees Sept. 27 is a chance for Catholics “to unite the world” on behalf of displaced people and “pray for the well-being of our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee. “pray for the well-being of our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee.

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Catholics called to consider array of Catholic teaching before voting

Catholics called to consider array of Catholic teaching before voting

| Mike Matvey | September 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

People fill out their ballots at an early voting site in Arlington, Va., Sept. 18, 2020.

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Saying yes to those in need

Saying yes to those in need

| Father Robert Hart | September 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two themes jumped out at me when I first glanced at this Sunday’s readings: fairness and the ability to say no. In the first reading (Ez 18:25-28), we hear Ezekiel talking about fairness. “You say the Lord’s way is not fair! Is it my way that is unfair, or rather, are not your ways unfair?”

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Bishop Zubik tells Pittsburgh Catholics he cannot tell them how to vote

Bishop Zubik tells Pittsburgh Catholics he cannot tell them how to vote

| September 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh told Catholics in the diocese in a preelection message that he cannot tell them whom to vote for on Election Day.

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Pro-life leaders welcome ‘Born Alive Executive Order’ announced by Trump

Pro-life leaders welcome ‘Born Alive Executive Order’ announced by Trump

| September 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump’s Sept. 23 announcement that he will issue a “Born Alive Executive Order” will “provide necessary legal protections for some of the most vulnerable in society,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund.

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