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Cardinal-designate Tobin made news defending church aid to refugees

Cardinal-designate Tobin made news defending church aid to refugees INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – Last December, Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis made national news by defending the decision of his archdiocese to resettle a Syrian refugee family through the archdiocese's Catholic Charities agency – a decision that went against Indiana Gov. Mike...
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pope: Protect child migrants, refugees who face greater risk of abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Children are the most vulnerable and hardest hit among the world's migrants and require special protection, Pope Francis said.    "Children are the first among those to pay the heavy toll of emigration, almost always caused by violence, poverty, environmental co...
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pope: Simple gestures, not superpowers, needed to start a revolution

Pope: Simple gestures, not superpowers, needed to start a revolution VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- All it takes is just one person carrying out one simple, loving act of mercy every day to start a revolution and stamp out the "virus of indifference," Pope Francis said.    Sharing God's mercy is not about expending a huge amount of effort or performing "superh...
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hyde Amendment has a bipartisan past but a cloudy future

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Most people who keep an eye on life issues know the shorthand about the Hyde Amendment -- that it bars the federal government from funding abortions through Medicaid.    But the amendment does more than that -- although not everything pro-lifers may wish it could...
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S.

Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S. VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis will conclude the Year of Mercy by creating 17 new cardinals, including three from the United States: Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago; Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life; and Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin of In...
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Walking the talk: Catholics, Anglicans work together as they seek unity

Walking the talk: Catholics, Anglicans work together as they seek unity VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- If Christians are called to live their faith concretely, then they cannot leave out concrete signs of the unity to which Jesus calls them.    And just because the formal Anglican-Roman Catholic theological dialogue has been forced to grapple with new church-divi...
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Friday, October 07, 2016

New archbishop seeks to follow in footsteps of pioneer bishops, priests

New archbishop seeks to follow in footsteps of pioneer bishops, priests INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- In serving in a state often called "the last frontier," the newly named archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, said he hopes to follow in the footsteps of some of the nation's pioneer bishops and priests, including those who served his home Archdiocese of Indianapolis.   &...
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Friday, October 07, 2016

Justice, mercy are twin virtues for the law, Red Mass homilist says

Justice, mercy are twin virtues for the law, Red Mass homilist says WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Those involved in the administration of law should seek justice and mercy in their work, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Oct. 2.    "Those two virtues must intersect in our lives and actions," said the archbishop, who was the homilist...
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Healing division with tradition: Hispanic ministry seeks unity

Healing division with tradition: Hispanic ministry seeks unity VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Carrying a tall wooden cross over the threshold of the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica, a U.S. delegation brought the concerns of the country's Hispanic Catholics to the heart of the church.     In a political climate marked by angry rhetoric, fear and divisio...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God's embrace can be saved

Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God's embrace can be saved VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The church is not just for people who are good, who think they're good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the church is mercy, Pope Francis said.    No one is excluded from God's forgiveness, even the worst sinners, who only mu...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016