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U.S. bishops are trying to figure out how to deal with postelection animus

U.S. bishops are trying to figure out how to deal with postelection animus

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Like many others, the U.S. Catholic bishops are trying to figure out how to deal with a president-elect who’s different from anyone they’ve dealt with in the past and one involved in one of the most rancorous elections in modern times.

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What the church teaches about burial, cremation

What the church teaches about burial, cremation

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vatican statement emphasizes respect for bodies, ashes.

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Answers on how to handle ashes following cremation

Answers on how to handle ashes following cremation

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 1963, the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued an instruction permitting cremation as long as it was not done as a sign of denial of the basic Christian belief in the resurrection of the dead.

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As Trump talks deportation, bishop sends message on immigrants’ dignity

As Trump talks deportation, bishop sends message on immigrants’ dignity

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a letter read Nov. 14 during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Migration, Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo of Seattle, called on President-elect Donald Trump “to continue to protect the inherent dignity of refugees and migrants.”

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Bishops urged to walk with young people, bring them to deeper faith

Bishops urged to walk with young people, bring them to deeper faith

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the new apostolic nuncio to the United States, urged U.S. bishops Nov. 14 to pay close attention to young Catholics to both learn from them and help them to deepen their faith.

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Catholic leaders’ convocation to focus on ‘Joy of the Gospel in America’

Catholic leaders’ convocation to focus on ‘Joy of the Gospel in America’

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 3,000 people reflecting the diversity of the U.S. Catholic Church are expected to participate in a four-day church convocation exploring the Gospel in American life in 2017.

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Big lessons to be learned from small actions, departing USCCB head says

Big lessons to be learned from small actions, departing USCCB head says

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

In small and often intimate gestures, there are big lessons for bishops to learn as they exercise their ministry, said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, in his final address as president of the U.S. bishops’ conference.

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Religious liberty key part of church ministry, chairman tells fellow bishops

Religious liberty key part of church ministry, chairman tells fellow bishops

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

All U.S. bishops are required to speak out for religious freedom for all people of faith whose beliefs are compromised, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.

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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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