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Near-death event inspires New Jersey retiree to pen book about life, love

Near-death event inspires New Jersey retiree to pen book about life, love

| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Michael R. Albert, 83, retells a dream he had when he was 12 years old in a children’s book he has written titled “Mekhail’s Dream.

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Legalizing pot seen hitting children, low-income communities hardest

Legalizing pot seen hitting children, low-income communities hardest

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Legalizing marijuana brings risks to children, safety and health, especially in low-income communities, said four Catholic leaders in the Bay Area.

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U.S. Catholics urged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

U.S. Catholics urged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the weeks leading up the hotly contested Nov. 8 election, many Catholic bishops have written columns, issued statements or preached homilies encouraging their people to weigh the issues carefully as they enter the voting booth.

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Bishops to vote for USCCB president, vice president at general assembly

Bishops to vote for USCCB president, vice president at general assembly

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

U.S. bishops are scheduled to elect the next president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their upcoming fall general assembly taking place Nov. 14-16 in Baltimore.

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Walls aren’t answer to people fleeing war, climate change, pope says

Walls aren’t answer to people fleeing war, climate change, pope says

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Closing doors to immigrants and refugees is not the answer — in fact, it only helps encourage the crime of human trafficking, Pope Francis said.

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For expectant parents, miscarriage can be ‘loss of a dream’

For expectant parents, miscarriage can be ‘loss of a dream’

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Immaculate Conception parishioners Kayla and Matt Boesch had planned to welcome their first baby this fall.

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Final resting place: Vatican releases instruction on burial, cremation

Final resting place: Vatican releases instruction on burial, cremation

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Professing belief in the resurrection of the dead and affirming that the human body is an essential part of a person’s identity, the Catholic Church insists that the bodies of the deceased be treated with respect and laid to rest in a consecrated place.

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Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election

Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other U.S. Catholics to pray a novena from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, the eve of Election Day.

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Memorial marking where Moses saw Promised Land reopens in Jordan

Memorial marking where Moses saw Promised Land reopens in Jordan

| October 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo has reopened its doors to the public amid festivities, after nearly a decade of restoration.

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Letter asks Obama, Congress to disavow bias claim in commission report

Letter asks Obama, Congress to disavow bias claim in commission report

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders asks them to “renounce publicly” a contentious sentence in the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ report that equates religious freedom with discrimination.

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