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Dingell, longest serving member in Congress, recalled at funeral as ‘doer’

Dingell, longest serving member in Congress, recalled at funeral as ‘doer’

| February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

At a funeral Mass in Washington for former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, former President Bill Clinton said the Democratic congressman should be remembered as “a world-class doer.”

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Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

| Rhina Guidos | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops near the U.S.-Mexico border, joined by other U.S. prelates, voiced opposition just after President Donald Trump’s Feb. 15 declaration of a national emergency so he can order construction of a barrier along parts of the border between the two countries.

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‘Faith’ at core of growth of law firm that helps immigrants, says founder

‘Faith’ at core of growth of law firm that helps immigrants, says founder

| Jacob Comello | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew that the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed: It begins as “the smallest of all seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.”

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Religious rights group deplores ‘anti-Christian hostility’ in France

Religious rights group deplores ‘anti-Christian hostility’ in France

| Jonathan Luxmoore | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A church-backed religious rights organization has warned of growing “anti-Christian hostility” in France, identifying a spate of assaults on churches and Christian monuments.

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Catholic Charities expects healthy housing to ease chronic homelessness

Catholic Charities expects healthy housing to ease chronic homelessness

| Dennis Sadowski | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities USA is partnering with five diocesan Catholic Charities agencies, local hospitals, housing developers and funders in a plan aiming to reduce chronic homelessness 20 percent by 2024.

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French police investigate sexual assault claim against Vatican nuncio

French police investigate sexual assault claim against Vatican nuncio

| Carol Glatz | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Italian Archbishop Luigi Ventura, 74, a Vatican diplomat who once served in Canada, Chile and western Africa, is under investigation by police in Paris for allegedly sexually assaulting a city official.

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Texas locality orders popular Catholic center for migrants to vacate

Texas locality orders popular Catholic center for migrants to vacate

| Rhina Guidos | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of city commissioners in the border city of McAllen, Texas, voted in mid-February to remove from a building a popular Catholic-administered center run by Sister Norma Pimentel, who has been praised by Pope Francis for her work with migrants.

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Need to change hearts, not just books, to improve liturgy, pope says

Need to change hearts, not just books, to improve liturgy, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The sacred liturgy is meant to help the people of God conform their heart, mind and actions more closely to Christ, Pope Francis said.

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Pope calls on world leaders to eradicate poverty, hunger

Pope calls on world leaders to eradicate poverty, hunger

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sustainable development in rural areas is key to making poverty and hunger a thing of the past, Pope Francis said.

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Pope names Dallas’ former bishop to serve as chamberlain

Pope names Dallas’ former bishop to serve as chamberlain

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, 71, the prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, to serve as the camerlengo or chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church.

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Pope meets head of Microsoft to discuss ethics in technology, AI

Pope meets head of Microsoft to discuss ethics in technology, AI

| Carol Glatz | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, told Pope Francis that a “human voice” was needed to speak up in the world of technology today.

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Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

One day before the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, neighboring Mary Help of Christians School held a prayer service to pay tribute to the victims.

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