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Vatican official thinks Catholic brand will be defined locally

Vatican official thinks Catholic brand will be defined locally

| Matt Palmer | March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

McDonald’s, Apple, Starbucks and … the Catholic Church?

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Online advertisers market more directly to kids than TV ever could

Online advertisers market more directly to kids than TV ever could

| Mark Pattison | March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The federal government, having observed shameless efforts by mass-media marketers to use children to separate parents from their money, has had to step in repeatedly over the past 40-plus years with laws and regulations to stop this kind of exploitation. That was the subject of the previous “TV Eye” column.

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Mouth shut, ears open can make the world a better place, pope says

Mouth shut, ears open can make the world a better place, pope says

| Carol Glatz | March 13, 2017 | 3 Comments

People need to listen more if they want there to be peace in the world, Pope Francis said.

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Priests and marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all

Priests and marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

While Pope Francis’ recent comments on the subject of married priests made headlines around the world, his response falls clearly in line with the thinking of his predecessors.

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Pope talks criticisms, populism in latest interview with German weekly

Pope talks criticisms, populism in latest interview with German weekly

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

When facing criticism, a sense of humor and the grace to remain at peace are always the best response, Pope Francis said in an interview with Germany’s Die Zeit newspaper.

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Teens, tweens want news, but get it from different sources

Teens, tweens want news, but get it from different sources

| Mark Pattison | March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Children may not read the newspaper or watch news on television like their parents or grandparents, but they still want news. They just get it from different sources, according to a report issued March 8.

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Irish commission finds human remains at former Church-run home

Irish commission finds human remains at former Church-run home

| Michael Kelly | March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The commission set up to investigate the treatment of unmarried mothers and their babies in Irish care homes during the 20th century says it has found “significant” human remains at the site of a former home in western Ireland.

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Egyptian priest praises Muslim support of threatened Christians

Egyptian priest praises Muslim support of threatened Christians

| Jonathan Luxmoore | March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

A spokesman for Egypt’s Catholic Church praised local Muslims for helping embattled Christians after a series of Islamic State attacks in Sinai.

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Immigrant advocates concerned about ‘Dreamer’ apprehended by ICE

Immigrant advocates concerned about ‘Dreamer’ apprehended by ICE

| Maureen Smith | March 8, 2017 | 4 Comments

Pastors, attorneys, immigrants and immigrants’ advocates gathered at City Hall in Jackson March 1 to express their concerns about recent immigration raids.

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Cardinal: Alleged Vatican resistance to child protection a ‘cliche’

Cardinal: Alleged Vatican resistance to child protection a ‘cliche’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Vatican’s doctrinal chief dismissed accusations that some Vatican officials are resisting recommendations on best practices for protecting children and vulnerable adults from clergy sex abuse.

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Initial reaction to refugee ban ranges from concern to opposition

Initial reaction to refugee ban ranges from concern to opposition

| Mark Pattison | March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Within hours of President Donald Trump’s new executive order March 6 banning arrivals from six majority-Muslim nations, Catholic and other religious groups joined secular leaders in questioning the wisdom of such a move, with others vowing to oppose it outright.

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Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law

Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law

| March 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Calling health care “a vital concern for nearly every person in the country,” the U.S. Catholic bishops said March 8 they will be reviewing closely a measure introduced in the House March 6 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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