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USCCB president decries massive shooting at Texas Baptist church

USCCB president decries massive shooting at Texas Baptist church

| November 6, 2017 | 11 Comments

The U.S. Catholic Church stands “in unity” with the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and the larger community after a shooting during Sunday services took the lives of at least 26 people and injured at least 20 others.

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U.S. Justice Department says it was misled in immigrant teen’s case

U.S. Justice Department says it was misled in immigrant teen’s case

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a petition filed with the U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 3, the Justice Department said it had been misled by lawyers representing a pregnant immigrant teen about the timing of her abortion.

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U.S. opioid epidemic affects not only addicts but families and budgets

U.S. opioid epidemic affects not only addicts but families and budgets

| Mark Pattison | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The opioid crisis may have sneaked up on the United States, but few would dispute President Donald Trump’s assertion that it is now a national emergency.

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Former computer professional finds joy serving Vancouver’s homeless

Former computer professional finds joy serving Vancouver’s homeless

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mildred Moy at one time was apprehensive about speaking to homeless people on the street.

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A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas

| John Mulderig | November 3, 2017 | 5 Comments

Aggressive vulgarity is the incongruous hallmark of the holiday-themed sequel “A Bad Moms Christmas.”

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Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

| John Mulderig | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s plenty of combat but relatively little bloodletting in the sweeping Marvel Comics adaptation “Thor: Ragnarok” (Disney). So at least some parents may deem this second sequel to the 2011 original acceptable for older teens.

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Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope

Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope

| November 2, 2017 | 10 Comments

After publication of his letter to Pope Francis questioning the pontiff’s teachings, Father Thomas Weinandy has resigned from his position as consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine.

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War brings only death, cruelty, pope says at U.S. military cemetery

War brings only death, cruelty, pope says at U.S. military cemetery

| Carol Glatz | November 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

“No more, Lord, no more (war)” that shatters dreams and destroys lives, bringing a cold, cruel winter instead of some sought-after spring, Pope Francis said looking out at the people gathered for an outdoor Mass at a U.S. war memorial and cemetery.

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After Harvey, faith fuels Houston fans; World Series is boost city needed

After Harvey, faith fuels Houston fans; World Series is boost city needed

| James Ramos | November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Baseball bats and rosary beads were the only thing on Tonya Killian’s mind as she walked toward Minute Maid Park for Game 3 of the 2017 World Series.

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Senate confirms Notre Dame professor as federal judge

Senate confirms Notre Dame professor as federal judge

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett, a Notre Dame law professor, to a lifetime appointment as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

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‘Horrendous attack weighs on all our hearts,’ says cardinal

‘Horrendous attack weighs on all our hearts,’ says cardinal

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “horrendous act” by a driver in a pickup truck who mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists in New York late in the afternoon Oct. 31 “weighs on all of our hearts,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Spanish prelates urge unity; some Catalonian Catholics advocate self-rule

Spanish prelates urge unity; some Catalonian Catholics advocate self-rule

| October 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

Spanish church leaders reiterated support for their country’s unity as the Madrid government imposed direct control over Catalonia.

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