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House passage of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act called ‘huge win for women’

House passage of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act called ‘huge win for women’

| September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

The National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd said House passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Sept. 17 is a “huge win for women.”

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Oregon Catholic family, good Samaritans document terrifying canyon fire

Oregon Catholic family, good Samaritans document terrifying canyon fire

| Kristen Hannum | September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Rick and Debra Keating never got the reverse 911 call to evacuate their town of Gates, Oregon, as a wildfire consuming the canyon came closer.

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Cardinal says he has ‘unpleasant’ job of disciplining theologians

Cardinal says he has ‘unpleasant’ job of disciplining theologians

| Cindy Wooden | September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said his office sometimes has the “very unpleasant” obligation to take action against theologians in order to safeguard the faith.

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Cordileone: ‘Unrealistic’ limits on public worship ‘willful discrimination’

Cordileone: ‘Unrealistic’ limits on public worship ‘willful discrimination’

| September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

San Francisco’s archbishop told hundreds of Catholics gathered near City Hall Sept. 20 that “it is because of our Catholic faith that we are being put at the end of the line” by city officials in enacting what could be the country’s harshest pandemic restrictions on religious worship.

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What’s a Catholic voter to do?

What’s a Catholic voter to do?

| Jason Adkins | September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, addressed questions about Catholics and political life — including voting according to Catholic values— ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election

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Dioceses, state conferences help Catholics form conscience on election issues

Dioceses, state conferences help Catholics form conscience on election issues

| Jodi Marlin | September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops’ quadrennial document on political responsibility, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” has been widely embraced and shared by dioceses hoping to inject wisdom and clarity into the run-up to the November general election.

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My Catholic school, a second home

My Catholic school, a second home

| Dursitu S. Agamso | September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

As a single mother from Ethiopia, I have seen the difference between a good education and a bad one. A school that teaches discipline and respect and one that does not. A child who knows their God and one who is still searching.

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Renewal or revolution? Ida Görres on God’s faithfulness

Renewal or revolution? Ida Görres on God’s faithfulness

| Liz Kelly | September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

In my day job, I serve as managing editor to “Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture.” It’s an academic quarterly, interdisciplinary in nature, and our readership spans the globe.

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Two Catholic women judges top short list as possible Supreme Court nominees

Two Catholic women judges top short list as possible Supreme Court nominees

| Carol Zimmermann | September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two Catholic women judges are on the short list of possible candidates to fill the vacant Supreme Court justice seat after the Sept. 18 death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Social distancing central to cloistered nuns’ sacrifice for the greater good

Social distancing central to cloistered nuns’ sacrifice for the greater good

| William Cone | September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

When it comes to social distancing, cloistered religious communities are way ahead of everyone.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is remembered as ‘jurist of historic stature’

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is remembered as ‘jurist of historic stature’

| Carol Zimmermann | September 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 at age 87, has been described in countless tributes as a cultural icon and a giant despite her small size.

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Infidel — R (L)

Infidel — R (L)

| September 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Though it claims to be based on true events, the political thriller “Infidel” might as well have a soundtrack of axes being ground.

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