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Pew sees religious voters’ support for 2020 nominees mirroring past elections

Pew sees religious voters’ support for 2020 nominees mirroring past elections

| September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Support for Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden from voters who identify as religious appears to adhere to earlier patterns, a Pew researcher told a Georgetown University panel Sept. 15.

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Creation must be protected, not exploited, pope says at audience

Creation must be protected, not exploited, pope says at audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Human beings must change their relationship with nature and view it not as an “object for unscrupulous use and abuse” but as a gift they are charged by God to care for and protect, Pope Francis said.

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Four Puerto Rican dioceses to receive $82 million in special FEMA funding

Four Puerto Rican dioceses to receive $82 million in special FEMA funding

| September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the help of Catholic Extension and two other organizations, four Catholic dioceses in Puerto Rico were selected to receive to $82 million in “hazard mitigation funding” from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Study: Teens’ religious practice less than that of their parents

Study: Teens’ religious practice less than that of their parents

| Mark Pattison | September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Pew Research Center study released in September shows that teens’ religious practice is less than that of their parents. The lessened observance cuts across all denominational lines.

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The gifts of the Holy Spirit

The gifts of the Holy Spirit

| Father Michael Van Sloun | September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are imparted on those who receive the sacrament of confirmation.

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Brotherhood of Hope brings joy of Christ and religious life to U of M students

Brotherhood of Hope brings joy of Christ and religious life to U of M students

| Susan Klemond | September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As University of Minnesota senior Quinn Courteau wrestled with life decisions during the past year, he appreciated the wisdom and guidance of a few “older brothers.”

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Dioceses brace for damage as Hurricane Sally slams into Gulf Coast

Dioceses brace for damage as Hurricane Sally slams into Gulf Coast

| Rhina Guidos | September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Catholic archdiocese and two dioceses in three states are assessing damage from what’s being referred to as catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Sally.

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Bruce Springsteen gives pep talk of sorts to Boston College freshmen

Bruce Springsteen gives pep talk of sorts to Boston College freshmen

| Carol Zimmermann | September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As this unusual school year gets underway, Boston College freshmen were reminded that they’ve already been through a lot and were urged — as college graduating seniors usually are — that they have to go out and change the world.

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HUD’s proposed fair housing rule should be withdrawn, say Catholic leaders

HUD’s proposed fair housing rule should be withdrawn, say Catholic leaders

| Julie Asher | September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities USA said the Trump administration should withdraw its proposed rule to replace the Obama administration’s 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation because the new rule “undermines efforts to promote fair housing and human dignity.”

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U.S. evangelicals get Israeli visas; Catholics want equal treatment

U.S. evangelicals get Israeli visas; Catholics want equal treatment

| Judith Sudilovsky | September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders in the Holy Land expressed astonishment that a large group of evangelical Christians from the U.S. received visas to come to Israel to help with the grape harvest in West Bank settlements, while Catholic institutions have not been able to obtain Israeli visas for their volunteers and staff members because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Catholic Health Association weighs in on COVID-19 vaccine

Catholic Health Association weighs in on COVID-19 vaccine

| September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Amid heated discussion and ongoing debate on a COVID-19 vaccine — how soon it will be available and who should get it — the Catholic Health Association has a lot to say.

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Groups file complaint after report alleging immigrants subjected to hysterectomies

Groups file complaint after report alleging immigrants subjected to hysterectomies

| Rhina Guidos | September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Groups that support immigrants have lodged a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General saying that a nurse has come forward with detailed allegations of mass hysterectomies she said have been performed on immigrant women in detention in a Georgia facility.

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