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Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The future cannot be understood without reflecting on the past and on the history and traditions passed on to young people from parents and grandparents, Pope Francis said.     "It's from your roots that you will get the strength to continue. None of us -- neith...
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Monday, July 16, 2018

President nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

President nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court WASHINGTON (CNS) – President Donald Trump announced on July 9 that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic who once clerked for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.         ...
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Catholic physicians highlight lesser-known dangers of contraceptives

WASHINGTON (CNS) – A team of Catholic Medical Association physicians and students are working on a comprehensive literature review of the medical effects of contraception, set to be available later this year.             With about 10.6 m...
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Encuentro priorities help shape Hispanic ministry in U.S.

Encuentro priorities help shape Hispanic ministry in U.S. SOUTH BEND, Ind. (CNS) – Hispanic ministry leaders from 13 dioceses in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin gathered last month at the University of Notre Dame for their Region VII encuentro.             Among the main issues participants cons...
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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Question Corner - Sunday Shopping

Question Corner - Sunday Shopping Q. I am a sports professional and have various opportunities for endorsement deals. Can you tell me whether it's all right to be sponsored by a brand whose stores are open on Sundays? (I know that Sunday shopping is a grave sin.) (Naples, Florida) A. First, I admire the question. It shows a specia...
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Pope supports U.S. bishops' criticism of 'immoral' immigration policy

Pope supports U.S. bishops' criticism of 'immoral' immigration policy VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis said he stands with the U.S. bishops who recently condemned the Trump administration's policy on immigration that has led to children being held in government shelters while their parents are sent to federal prisons.     "I am on the side of the bis...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

DiNardo: All clergy, no matter their 'standing,' must protect children

DiNardo: All clergy, no matter their 'standing,' must protect children WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said June 20 that all clergy in the Catholic Church "have made a solemn promise to protect children and young people from all harm."    "This sacred charge applies to all who minister in the church, no matte...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pope Francis' words of encouragement

Pope Francis' words of encouragement "Jesus does not lie to us; he takes us seriously."             Pope Francis told this to a group of young people during his apostolic visit to Paraguay a couple of years ago. He was talking about life as a football game where people need to dec...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pope accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops in wake of scandal

Pope accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops in wake of scandal VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After an in-depth Vatican-led investigation into clerical sexual abuse and cover-ups, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 61-year-old Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, Chile, and two other Chilean bishops June 11.    The two other bishops, who had reached the c...
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Monday, June 11, 2018

Robert Kennedy's Catholicism was part of his personal life and politics

Robert Kennedy's Catholicism was part of his personal life and politics WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Recollections and tributes to Robert F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination have mainly highlighted his charisma and determined advocacy for social and racial justice.    But underlying these tributes to the former attorney general, U.S. senator,...
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Monday, June 11, 2018