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Md. county official says in new decree schools cannot open before Oct. 1

Md. county official says in new decree schools cannot open before Oct. 1

| Richard Szczepanowski | August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Citing regulations to circumvent Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s related Aug. 3 emergency order, Montgomery County’s health officer issued a new directive Aug. 5 again stating that due to increasing rates in the spread of COVID-19, nonpublic schools there cannot reopen for in-person instruction until at least Oct. 1.

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Is seeing believing? How the Church faces claims of Marian apparitions

Is seeing believing? How the Church faces claims of Marian apparitions

| Carol Glatz | August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has always been very cautious when it comes to judging reported Marian apparitions.

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Mary foretold COVID-19 pandemic, alleged visionary claims

Mary foretold COVID-19 pandemic, alleged visionary claims

| August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

An Italian woman who claims to regularly experience supernatural visions said Mary told her in September 2019 that a new disease would soon emerge from China.

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Complicated crossings: Pandemic has not stopped migration

Complicated crossings: Pandemic has not stopped migration

| Cindy Wooden | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic has complicated the situation of migrants and refugees, but it has not stopped people from seeking safety and a better life abroad, and it has not diverted the Vatican’s attention from their plight.

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Knights of Columbus called to redouble efforts to fight racism, violence

Knights of Columbus called to redouble efforts to fight racism, violence

| August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every day Knights of Columbus live out the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, and through this daily witness in society, they must redouble their efforts to combat racism, violence and hatred, the top Knight told his confreres.

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Weapons must be set aside for peace to flourish, pope says

Weapons must be set aside for peace to flourish, pope says

| Carol Glatz | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

For peace to flourish, weapons of war must be set aside, especially nuclear weapons that can obliterate entire cities and countries, Pope Francis said on the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

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Pope names six women to previously all-male Council for Economy

Pope names six women to previously all-male Council for Economy

| August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Renewing the membership of the Vatican Council for the Economy, Pope Francis named six women to the previously all-male board that oversees the financial operations of all Vatican offices and entities.

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The Church on nuclear abolition

The Church on nuclear abolition

| Father Drew Christiansen, SJ | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

This coming August marks not only the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II but also of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From the very beginning, nuclear weapons have been controversial.

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What does the Catholic Church teach about nuclear weapons?

What does the Catholic Church teach about nuclear weapons?

| Stephen M. Colecchi | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

On Aug. 6 and 9 the world will observe the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The 75th anniversary raises the question: What does the Church teach about nuclear weapons?

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The growing edge of liturgical living

The growing edge of liturgical living

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Have you heard of “liturgical living”? The catchphrase has gained popularity in recent years among Catholics seeking to follow the rhythms of the Church year at home.

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Sanger’s name being removed is the start

Sanger’s name being removed is the start

| August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

On July 21, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York decided to remove the name of Margaret Sanger, one of the main founders of this organization, from its Manhattan clinic.

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In light of pandemic, pope will begin new series on social doctrine

In light of pandemic, pope will begin new series on social doctrine

| Carol Glatz | August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and social and environmental crises worldwide, Pope Francis announced he would begin a new series of general audience talks aimed at helping build “the future that we need.”

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