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Palliative care is not enough -- Catholics must share Christ’s hope, says Vatican

Palliative care for the dying is important, but medical interventions are not enough; Catholics have a responsibility to be with the suffering and to communicate the hope of Christ, a new Vatican document on euthanasia said Tuesday.

23 Sep 2020
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Trump to UN: Protect the unborn and religious minorities

President Trump told world leaders that the United States is committed to “protecting unborn children” in remarks to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) from the White House on Tuesday.

23 Sep 2020
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‘Grant me an undivided heart’: first biography reveals spiritual writings of Sr. Clare Crockett

On April 16, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 676 people, including a young religious sister called Sr. Clare Crockett. 

23 Sep 2020
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Son Baptized at London’s Catholic Cathedral

The prime minister’s refutation of a potentially scandalous trip to Italy bring a surprising revelation.

By K.V. Turley

Over the weekend a report emerged that threatened to create a political scandal for U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

22 Sep 2020
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Will Catholics return to Mass after the pandemic? Many want to go more often

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting the way many Catholics think about their faith, a new study has found, and just over half of Catholic likely voters say that once restrictions are lifted, they plan to attend Mass more frequently than they did before the pandemic.

22 Sep 2020
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Vatican reaffirms euthanasia is ‘intrinsically evil act,’ calls Catholics to accompany the dying

 In a new document released Tuesday, the Vatican’s doctrinal office reaffirmed the Church’s perennial teaching on the sinfulness of euthanasia and assisted suicide, and recalled the obligation of Catholics to accompany the sick and dying through prayer, physical presence, and the sacraments.

22 Sep 2020
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Judge killed by mafia 30 years ago is a candidate for sainthood

Thirty years ago Judge Rosario Livatino was brutally killed by the mafia on his commute to work at a courthouse in Sicily. Today he is recognized in the Catholic Church as a Servant of God and a candidate for sainthood. 

22 Sep 2020
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Archbishop Sheen on 3 Wounds (and 3 Myths) That Explain What’s Happening Today

The prophetic Sheen again sounds as he were looking at today’s society, finding hope in an unusual example amid violence and runaway science

21 Sep 2020
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The COVID-19 Response is the Greatest Bioethical Issue of Our Time

This understanding of order within the human person is the foundation of a proper philosophy of medicine

By John Rziha

21 Sep 2020
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God, the Natural World and Pain

By Dave Armstrong

The “problem of evil” is regarded by most Christian apologists and philosophers of religion as the most serious objection to Christianity and God’s existence.

21 Sep 2020
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Listen to Your Mother: Rosary Congresses 2020 Planned

By Joseph Pronechen 

The Diocesan Rosary Congresses to be held around the United States offer what the organizers hope to be a reprieve from the ongoing stresses that have spiked due to the coronavirus pandemic, political polarization and civil unrest.

21 Sep 2020
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Report: Chinese government imprisoning more priests, bishops

The Chinese government continues to imprison Catholic clergy - including bishops - who refuse to support the Communist Party, according to a new report out of the province of Jiangxi.

21 Sep 2020