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Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops in the Philippines criticized “the continuing destruction of our common home” and called for “ecological conversion” amid “climate emergency.”

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Court: Christian artists can refuse to make invites for same-sex wedding

Court: Christian artists can refuse to make invites for same-sex wedding

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Arizona’s Catholic bishops praised the state Supreme Court’s Sept. 16 decision upholding the refusal by two Christian artists to create custom wedding invitations for same-sex couples based on their religious belief in marriage as being between one man and one woman.

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Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75

Renowned journalist Cokie Roberts, lifelong Catholic, dies at age 75

| Carol Zimmermann | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart sisters who taught her, died Sept. 17 due to complications from breast cancer. She was 75.

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Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

Cardinal Pell appeals abuse convictions to Australian High Court

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of child sexual abuse offenses, has lodged an application with Australia’s High Court to appeal his guilty verdict.

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Letters to Blessed John Henry Newman show his role as pastor, evangelist

Letters to Blessed John Henry Newman show his role as pastor, evangelist

| Jonathan Luxmoore | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Thousands of documents relating to England’s 19th-century convert-cardinal, Blessed John Henry Newman, are being released ahead of his Oct. 13 canonization, highlighting his role as a pastor and evangelist, said church experts.

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U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

U.S. delegation brings V Encuentro results to pope, Vatican

| Carol Glatz | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A delegation of U.S. bishops and laypeople came to Rome to share with Pope Francis and Vatican officials the joyful experiences and valuable recommendations that came out of last year’s Fifth National Encuentro.

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Religion has ‘valuable role’ in forming culture of peace, says U.N. nuncio

Religion has ‘valuable role’ in forming culture of peace, says U.N. nuncio

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Religion can make an important contribution “to forming a culture of peace,” both to “empower and transform individuals” and “humanity as a whole,” the Vatican’s nuncio to the United Nations said Sept. 13.

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Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on Church giving

Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on Church giving

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money — close to $4 billion in the past 20 years — to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, and to compensate victims for the harm they’ve suffered.

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Blue Masses offered for law enforcement, first responders and the fallen

Blue Masses offered for law enforcement, first responders and the fallen

| Samantha Smith | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Public safety officials, first responders and Catholics gathered to celebrate the fifth annual Blue Mass Sept. 11 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta.

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Life without parole is not a solution to crime, pope says

Life without parole is not a solution to crime, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sentencing someone to life in prison without the possibility of parole is “not the solution to problems, but a problem to solve,” Pope Francis told Italian prison guards, prison chaplains and officials from the Ministry of Justice.

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Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pray for politicians, government officials and anyone in a position of authority, including priests and bishops, Pope Francis urged as he ended his summer schedule and resumed his celebration of morning Mass with a small congregation.

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