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Archbishop urges L.A. Catholics to join him in prayer for shooting victims

Archbishop urges L.A. Catholics to join him in prayer for shooting victims

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez asked Catholics of the archdiocese to pray with him for the victims of the Nov. 14 shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

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Tone somber at prayer vigil for those facing execution in weeks ahead

Tone somber at prayer vigil for those facing execution in weeks ahead

| Natalie Hoefer | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nearly 100 people were bathed in light as they gathered for a prayer vigil at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Terre Haute, not far from the Federal Correctional Complex.

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Belgian bishops: Proposal would make abortion ‘normal medical procedure’

Belgian bishops: Proposal would make abortion ‘normal medical procedure’

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Belgium’s Catholic bishops have criticized legislation to liberalize abortion by extending the right to 18 weeks’ gestation with just 48 hours of obligatory reflection.

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Pope appoints Spanish Jesuit to lead Secretariat for the Economy

Pope appoints Spanish Jesuit to lead Secretariat for the Economy

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis tapped a Spanish Jesuit priest with a background in economics to head the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy.

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Pope to students: Don’t be afraid of truth, never settle for mediocrity

Pope to students: Don’t be afraid of truth, never settle for mediocrity

| Carol Glatz | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told students never to be afraid of their desire for truth and never settle for mediocrity.

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What influence does religion have on Americans’ lives?

What influence does religion have on Americans’ lives?

| Mark Pattison | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new Pew Research Center survey issued Nov. 15 gauges the influence religion has on Americans’ lives and the hold Catholicism and other Christian religions has on their adherents.

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Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says

Catechism will be updated to include ecological sins, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following through on a proposal made at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the Church’s official teaching.

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Celestial space: A St. Paul convent-turned-hotel celebrates its legacy

Celestial space: A St. Paul convent-turned-hotel celebrates its legacy

| November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Decades before the Beaux-Arts style building was remodeled as the Celeste St. Paul Hotel + Bar, it was home to scores of Sisters of St. Joseph.

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Pope calls on leaders, tech giants to protect children online

Pope calls on leaders, tech giants to protect children online

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

While digital technologies have led to advancements in communication and education, they also have led to the exploitation of children on the internet, Pope Francis said.

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Bishops listen to grim landscape of policy on the immigration front

Bishops listen to grim landscape of policy on the immigration front

| Rhina Guidos | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a wide-ranging report on immigration Nov. 12, U.S. bishops heard a grim landscape facing immigrants and refugees trying to find shelter in the United States. But they also heard of the wide network of Catholic organizations trying to help, even as they, too, face challenges.

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Australian High Court to hear arguments in Cardinal Pell’s case

Australian High Court to hear arguments in Cardinal Pell’s case

| Michael Sainsbury | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The High Court of Australia has decided to give Cardinal George Pell, 78, a final chance to argue against his conviction on five counts of child sexual abuse.

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Pope denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

Pope denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis warned that violence against Jewish people, which reached a state of horror during World War II, is on the rise again.

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