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U.S. House passes bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks of gestation

U.S. House passes bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks of gestation

| October 4, 2017 | 2 Comments

The U.S. House Oct. 3 passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, about the time doctors have determined that an unborn child can feel pain.

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Las Vegas shooting leaves emotional weight on city, Catholic actor says

Las Vegas shooting leaves emotional weight on city, Catholic actor says

| Carol Zimmermann | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Clarence Gilyard, the actor most known for co-starring in the TV hits “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Matlock” and who now teaches acting in Las Vegas, said the deadly mass shooting at the outdoor country music festival Oct. 1 left a “palpable emotional weight” on the city and its Catholic community.

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Social innovators meet in Rome to seek new ways to build bridges

Social innovators meet in Rome to seek new ways to build bridges

| October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

While tourists walking around the lobby of Rome’s Crowne Plaza Hotel eagerly discussed their vacation plans, young men and women from around the world were nestled in a nearby conference room, engaged in a different kind of conversation.

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Pope: True Christians must remain hopeful, not ‘whiny and angry’

Pope: True Christians must remain hopeful, not ‘whiny and angry’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 4, 2017 | 4 Comments

Real hope lies in the proclamation of Jesus’ death and resurrection, not just with one’s words but also in deeds, Pope Francis said.

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Do not let hate, violence ‘have the last word,’ says Las Vegas bishop

Do not let hate, violence ‘have the last word,’ says Las Vegas bishop

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

At an emotional interfaith prayer service at Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas Bishop Joseph Pepe told those filling the pews Oct. 2 that “in the face of tragedy we need each other.”

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Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

| Carol Zimmermann | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas began school Oct. 2 — hours after the mass shooting in that city — by praying the rosary together in the school gym.

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Rev. King’s words on nonviolence need to be lived today, speakers say

Rev. King’s words on nonviolence need to be lived today, speakers say

| Mark Pattison | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s support of nonviolence to bring about social change applies as much to today’s society as it did when Rev. King put his philosophy to paper 60 years ago, said speakers at an Oct. 2 news conference at the memorial dedicated to the civil rights figure in Washington.

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Ask God for courage to follow him to the cross, pope says

Ask God for courage to follow him to the cross, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Obedient to his father, Jesus was patient with his sinning, fearful disciples throughout his lonely journey toward the cross, Pope Francis said.

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Defend life, care for creation and give freely, pope says

Defend life, care for creation and give freely, pope says

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everyone, but especially young people, should have the “wonderful experience of giving” of their time and resources; giving open hearts and minds to brotherhood and sharing and is essential for building “the civilization of love,” Pope Francis said.

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Pope names Cardinal Burke a judge on Vatican supreme court

Pope names Cardinal Burke a judge on Vatican supreme court

| Cindy Wooden | October 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has named U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke a member of the Apostolic Signature, the Church’s supreme court, which the cardinal headed as prefect from 2008 to 2014.

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USCCB president, pope call for prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’

USCCB president, pope call for prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’

| October 2, 2017 | 6 Comments

The nation has experienced “yet another night filled with unspeakable terror” and “we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington.

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Pope’s communications day theme: Truth in age of ‘fake news’

Pope’s communications day theme: Truth in age of ‘fake news’

| Carol Glatz | September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Given the strong divisions sparked and fueled by “fake news,” Pope Francis is highlighting the importance of truth in his message for World Communications Day.

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