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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

Pope leads prayers for U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore

Pope leads prayers for U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Leading thousands of people in prayer, Pope Francis said he hoped the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea would lead to lasting peace.    After praying the Angelus with an estimated 20,000 people in St. Peter's Square June 10, the pope said...
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Monday, June 11, 2018

After raid, Ohio bishop says immigration system adds to suffering

After raid, Ohio bishop says immigration system adds to suffering WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The bishop of Cleveland said a recent immigration raid at an Ohio gardening and landscape company "makes clear that our current immigration system contributes to the human suffering of migrants and the separation of families."    In a June 6 statement from the Dio...
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Friday, June 08, 2018

Pope applauds patriarch's call to protect the planet, protect people

Pope applauds patriarch's call to protect the planet, protect people VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis said that when he was on the Greek island of Lesbos, "while enchanted by the scenery of the blue sky and sea, I was struck by the thought that such a beautiful sea had become a tomb for men, women and children who had for the most part sought only to escape inhuma...
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Friday, June 08, 2018

Pope appoints auxiliary bishops for Washington, Rockville Centre

Pope appoints auxiliary bishops for Washington, Rockville Centre WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has appointed an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington and an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York.    The new Washington auxiliary, Bishop-designate Michael W. Fisher, 60, has served the archdiocese as episcopal...
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Friday, June 08, 2018

Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June

Pope will create 14 new cardinals in June VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis has announced that he would make 14 new cardinals on June 29, giving the red cardinal's hat to the papal almoner; the Iraq-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church; and the archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan, among others.      &#...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Encuentro themes focus on families, youth

Editor’s note – The Diocese of Evansville has been involved in the National Fifth Encuentro process for the past 18 months. Bishop Joseph M. Siegel has filed the report on the diocesan effort with Region VII (the Evansville diocese is in Region VII), and diocesan staff anf lay faithful...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018