Archive for September, 2016

Catholic Extension plans initiatives to aid church in Cuba, Puerto Rico

Catholic Extension plans initiatives to aid church in Cuba, Puerto Rico

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic Extension plans to expand its outreach in the Caribbean region, funding church reconstruction in Cuba and expanding its century-long involvement in Puerto Rico in response to the island’s ongoing debt crisis.

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State Department official sees positive mix of religion and politics

State Department official sees positive mix of religion and politics

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although religion and politics can be a volatile mix, they also can be a force for good, said a U.S. State Department official.

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U.S. bishops carefully unpacking, teaching ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ report says

U.S. bishops carefully unpacking, teaching ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ report says

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Leaders of the U.S. Catholic Church have been proceeding carefully in their efforts to understand and implement the pope’s exhortation on marriage and family, according to a report issued Sept. 27.

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Freedom to Serve

Freedom to Serve

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

When the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights began research for its report on the “uncertain boundaries” of religious freedom in 2013, Hobby Lobby was just a craft store and Obergefell was hardly a household name.

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Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Audiences of the 1970s were fed a steady diet of fictional disaster movies. Ocean liners capsized, skyscrapers burned and planes were imperiled.

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Pope accepts Lubbock bishop’s resignation, names Dallas priest successor

Pope accepts Lubbock bishop’s resignation, names Dallas priest successor

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Placido Rodriguez of Lubbock, Texas, and has named as his successor Msgr. Robert M. Coerver, a priest of the Diocese of Dallas.

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World War II chaplain’s remains identified, will be returned to Iowa

World War II chaplain’s remains identified, will be returned to Iowa

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

There was nothing yet infamous about Dec. 7, 1941, when Fr. Aloysius Schmitt woke up aboard the battleship the USS Oklahoma to celebrate Mass that Sunday morning at Pearl Harbor.

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‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

All human life must be “cherished and protected,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

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Pope’s theme for World Communications Day focuses on sharing hope

Pope’s theme for World Communications Day focuses on sharing hope

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

n a world where so much bad news can anesthetize people or lead them to despair, the media cannot and should not ignore “good news” stories, stories which Christians see as a reflection of the greater news that God is a loving father, a Vatican office said.

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Doctrinal congregation convokes meeting on role of women in the church

Doctrinal congregation convokes meeting on role of women in the church

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Leaders of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith spent three days in late September listening to women theologians, canon lawyers, Scripture scholars and specialists in other academic fields talk about roles women have played in the Catholic Church and roles they could play in the future.

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