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Archbishop calls for bishops’ racism statement given election tension

Archbishop calls for bishops’ racism statement given election tension

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, as communities faced tensions, protests and violence, following a spate of shooting and killings of black men by police, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, of Louisville, Kentucky, as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, asked dioceses across the country to observe a day of prayer for peace.

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Before being called to serve church, Kansas clergy served in armed forces

Before being called to serve church, Kansas clergy served in armed forces

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Service is important to those in the U.S. military. As Veterans Day Nov. 11 neared, The Register, newspaper of the Diocese of Salina, talked with some clergy members who were in the armed forces before turning to serve the church.

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Pictures of mercy: How pope, Caravaggio bring Matthew 25 to life

Pictures of mercy: How pope, Caravaggio bring Matthew 25 to life

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy has been a refresher course for Catholics — a reminder and an inspiration to follow Jesus’ command to show compassion through works of mercy.

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Military chaplain says serving with U.S. troops ‘fulfills me immensely’

Military chaplain says serving with U.S. troops ‘fulfills me immensely’

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Born in Ghana, West Africa, and ordained a priest in Salina, Fr. Charles Awotwi is currently serving troops in the Middle East as a chaplain with the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.

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Pope prioritizes need for an economy that includes poor, archbishop says

Pope prioritizes need for an economy that includes poor, archbishop says

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ oft-repeated concerns for the world’s poorest people serve as regular reminders that economic practices must not solely focus on profit and efficiency at the expense of human dignity, said a retired Vatican diplomat.

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Trainers say public often misunderstands role, work of service animals

Trainers say public often misunderstands role, work of service animals

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Volunteers with A Veteran’s Best Friend nonprofit in Cabot said service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury are often misunderstood by the public.

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Christians called to restore dignity to sick, imprisoned, pope says

Christians called to restore dignity to sick, imprisoned, pope says

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visiting the sick and the imprisoned are works of mercy that not only benefit the suffering and the abandoned, but benefit the visitors who are enriched by being with those who suffer like Christ, Pope Francis said.

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Top Vatican official congratulates Trump, offers prayers

Top Vatican official congratulates Trump, offers prayers

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Congratulating Donald Trump for his victory in the U.S. presidential election, the Vatican secretary of state expressed hope that people would work together “to change the global situation, which is a situation of serious laceration, serious conflict.”

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Religious, lay leaders react to Trump win in presidential election

Religious, lay leaders react to Trump win in presidential election

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lay and religious leaders of all stripes reacted to news of Donald J. Trump’s upset win in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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Diocese investigating priest over political video of fetus, altar use

Diocese investigating priest over political video of fetus, altar use

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Amarillo, Texas, said in a statement it is investigating the incident of a pro-life priest who placed “the body of an aborted fetus” on an altar and broadcast it on Facebook Live to get people to vote for Republican Donald J. Trump, causing “the desecration of the altar.”

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