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New revelation surfaces about cardinal; editorials take church to task

New revelation surfaces about cardinal; editorials take church to task

| July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Editorials in national Catholic publications have taken the U.S. Catholic Church to task for its failure to root out all forms of clergy sexual abuse in the light of allegations made by former seminarians against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington.

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Adoptive parents nervous after raids of Missionaries of Charity homes

Adoptive parents nervous after raids of Missionaries of Charity homes

| Saadia Azim | July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Theodore Kiro held 13-month-old Navya on her return to his family after they were separated for a week. The crying baby happily clung to Kiro, whom she knows as her grandfather.

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Tradition with a twist: Rome club has ancient roots, modern flair

Tradition with a twist: Rome club has ancient roots, modern flair

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

While Rome always has been a city of beauty that highlights both the past and the present, a quaint and unusual bar nestled in the heart of the Eternal City has taken that concept to new heights.

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50 years later, deacons not fully understood but fully appreciated

50 years later, deacons not fully understood but fully appreciated

| Mark Pattison | July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Since the permanent diaconate was re-established in the Catholic Church 50 years ago — the church uses the term “restored” — the number of permanent deacons in the United States are now roughly half the number of priests.

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Young Canadian indigenous celebrate beloved St. Kateri as ‘one among us’

Young Canadian indigenous celebrate beloved St. Kateri as ‘one among us’

| July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Young. Indigenous. Committed to the Catholic faith.

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India orders checks of all child care homes run by Missionaries of Charity

India orders checks of all child care homes run by Missionaries of Charity

| July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

A federal ministry in India has ordered inspections of all child care homes run by the Missionaries of Charity, the congregation founded by Mother Teresa, after a lay employee reportedly confessed to selling babies for adoption, reported ucanews.com.

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Russian church official urges reflection on centenary of czar’s murder

Russian church official urges reflection on centenary of czar’s murder

| July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The secretary-general of the Russian bishops’ conference urged Catholics to remember the 1918 murder of Czar Nicholas II and his family with “penance and reflection,” while suggesting Catholics could participate in future commemorations.

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Pope adds teen to list of saints to be declared during synod on youth

Pope adds teen to list of saints to be declared during synod on youth

| July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis added an Italian teenager to the list of people he will formally recognize as saints Oct. 14 during the monthlong meeting of the world Synod of Bishops on young people.

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Dark to light: Buried under scaffolding, Holy Stairs set for resurrection

Dark to light: Buried under scaffolding, Holy Stairs set for resurrection

| Carol Glatz | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

With large sheets of plain plywood blocking public access to the Holy Stairs, one woman lovingly touched a large color photograph of the stairs, made the sign of the cross, lowered her head and prayed.

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Parish hosts Bishop’s Bike Ride as cycling send-off for event across Iowa

Parish hosts Bishop’s Bike Ride as cycling send-off for event across Iowa

| Barb Arland-Fye | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

They arrived outside St. Mary Parish rectory practically incognito: 13 smiling clergy and laypeople wearing sun glasses and bike helmets and ready for the Bishop’s Bike Ride.

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Spanish church leaders criticize government plans on religion in schools

Spanish church leaders criticize government plans on religion in schools

| Jonathan Luxmoore | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spain’s Catholic Church has voiced “deep concern” over plans by the new government to curb religious teaching and re-examine past accords with the Vatican.

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