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January 16 2018, 3PM

Francis focused for the second time today during his visit to Chile on the abuse scandal that has rocked the Chilean church. “I know the pain resulting from cases of abuse of minors, and I am attentive to what you are doing to respond to this great and ...

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Pope Francis began his first Apostolic Visit to Chile and Peru on January 15, 2018. He addressed the issue of nuclear war, asked for forgiveness for clerical sexual abuse and urged the faithful to be a people of peace.

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Pope Francis dove head-first into Chile's sex abuse scandal on his first full day in Santiago.

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The Justice Department is vowing to enforce a federal ban on marijuana, even as some states try to move toward full legalization.

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O'Riordan, 46, died suddenly Jan. 15 in London, where she had been due to record material for a new release. Police were investigating her death, calling it "unexplained."

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Catholic women may be part of a Democratic voting wave in 2018. They are ready to welcome women deacons.

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Rhetoric does not always meet reality in the world of fraternity life.
America spoke to a number of young women religious about the vital contributions they and their fellow sisters make to the Catholic Church.
All the women who responded to this survey still identify themselves as Catholic, however far they may have strayed from a consistent practice of the faith they were raised in.
This issue of America presents the findings of the most comprehensive survey of U.S. Catholic women ever conducted.
The church may benefit from a more deliberate effort to reach out to Catholic women.

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What do Catholic women think and believe?
The single life is perhaps the most neglected area in theological and pastoral reflection in the church.
The march’s rallying call last January became even more poignant in the year that followed.
New data from the most comprehensive survey of American Catholic women ever conducted.
New data from the most comprehensive survey of American Catholic women ever conducted.
New data from the most comprehensive survey of American Catholic women ever conducted.
New data from the most comprehensive survey of American Catholic women ever conducted.
Gucci Mane's biography is the 37-year-old rapper's redemption story.
Catholic women may be poised to help Democrats in 2018.
Jesus’ teaching, reinforced with real experience, humility and clear vision, electrified his hearers.
Few Catholic women say they look to the church for help in deciding how to vote, even while about half say Catholic teaching on key political issues is important to them.
From its inception, Jesus’ mission was the conquest of death.

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“It is right to ask for forgiveness,” the pope said, “and make every effort to support the victims.”

January 15, 6PM

“We are at the limit,” the pope said on the flight from Rome to Chile. “An accident is sufficient.”
“We are at the limit,” the pope said on the flight from Rome to Chile. “An accident is sufficient.”

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The issues that most concern the Chileans coincide with many of the messages of the pope, for example, the problem of the indigenous community, the problems of migrant people, care for the environment.

January 14, 11AM

Our confirmation students remained calm and exhibited great maturity, serving as an indication of their preparedness to receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

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During Mass for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis says that we must not let fear of migrants impact our ability to help those in need.

January 13, 11AM

Pope Francis will set out on his 22nd foreign trip on Jan. 15.

January 12, 3PM

Fr. James Martin, S.J., answers President Donald Trump's question about why we should welcome people from poor, war-torn countries.

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Earlier on Friday, the Vatican’s newspaper called the president’s remarks “harsh” and “offensive.” Later, a senior official for the U.S. bishops conference released a statement highlighting the racial elements of Mr. Trump’s comments.
The Vatican newspaper noted media reports that President Donald Trump "used particularly harsh and offensive words about immigrants" from several countries.
Some of Karadima's victims say Barros and other Karadima-trained bishops witnessed and tolerated Karadima's abuse

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Focus is a nearly 20-year-old evangelization ministry started by a layperson who was frustrated that non-Catholic student groups seemed more successful in spreading the faith on college campuses.
Trump’s comments have rightfully inspired outrage. But, for three reasons, they are not shocking.
Outside one church, pamphlets were found that read "The next bombs will be in your cassock."
Why should the United States welcome people from poor or war-torn countries? Here are five reasons.
President Trump’s latest outburst of intolerance, this time toward the citizens of Haiti and African nations, must not derail bipartisan efforts to protect Dreamers and bring some sanity to immigration policy.

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"Vazante," Daniela Thomas' directorial debut, offers a look into Brazil's history and cultural identity.

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Chappelle’s two latest specials wade deeply into our national conversation.
An assessment of a country’s living conditions says nothing about the people who live in those conditions.

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Trump's comments highlighted months of concerns about his lack of focus on Africa, including empty ambassadorial posts in key countries like South Africa, Egypt, Congo and Somalia.
"Roy's life has been in service to his good, loving and ever-forgiving God," said Michael Van Hecke, St. Augustine's headmaster.

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In his annual "state of the world address" Jan. 8 to diplomats from more than 180 countries, Pope Francis urged countries once again to respect the status quo of Jerusalem. 
In the fall, the first gay weddings were conducted in Germany, following a June 30 vote by the parliament to allow full same-sex marriage.

January 11, 12 PM

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Uncertain future awaits ‘Dreamers’ after California judge’s DACA injunction

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Fr. James Martin's argues in his new book we need to build a bridge between the LGBT community and the Catholic Church.

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Dios sale al encuentro del hombre, lo busca y acompaña, lo sigue y persigue, lo llama.

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A watchdog organization identified three global trends in persecution against Christians.

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The bishop has not joined government-approved associations for church officials.

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No matter what you think of people coming into the country illegally, one can hardly blame children brought by their parents. And once these children have spent their formative years here, the idea of sending them back to a country they do not remember, w...

January 10, 1PM

The Vatican said Francis had followed the saga of the Sodalitium of Christian Life for years and was “particularly concerned about the seriousness of information about the internal regime, the training and financial management.”

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We tell ourselves that we would happily do whatever God wanted if God would only make himself clear.

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It isn’t too late to reclaim liturgical language that is more prayerful, understandable and theologically sound.

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While Kirstin Valdez Quade’s stories frequently feature Catholic characters, she says her relationship to the church “has always been a little bit complicated.”

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Spiraling inflation, a shortage of necessities such as food and medicine, and high crime rates have driven hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans to seek better opportunities in other countries. 

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Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S., set to lose Temporary Protected Status, are looking for other options to avoid being sent to a country plagued by gang violence.

January 9, 3PM

Three books published in 2017 chart some of the contours of science-religion dynamics.

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As many as 17 to 23 Catholic Charities offices around the country are now confronting the end of programs that have been successfully assimilating thousands of refugees into U.S. society for decades
My fishing life has been a series of snagged lines and broken dreams.

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A massive crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession of a centuries-old life-size statue of Jesus Christ under extra-tight security.

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In 1978, Thaddeus Posey, O.F.M., started the Black Catholic Theological Symposium.

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The embassy move appears to make an already delicate existence even more complicated for Palestinian Christians.
"Today people my age feel very alone, and that's why we are always on social media. We want to feel part of something. And today the church doesn't offer people enough to help them feel they are part of a group."
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down a Baltimore ordinance that would have forced pro-life pregnancy centers in the city to post signs stating they do not provide or refer for abortions or contraceptives.
Brenda Martinez grew up in relative security until the crushing day when her godmother explained that she was undocumented. Now she worries the end of DACA means she will lose her children.

January 8, 3PM

“Our nation must not turn its back on TPS recipients and their families—they too are children of God,” said Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin, Tex.

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From Alpha to Omega, this is bluegrass of the highest order, our reviewer says.
From Alpha to Omega, this is bluegrass of the highest order, our reviewer says.
Brexit supporters are proclaiming the return to the blue passport design a major victory.

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The undocumented “remind us who we were called to be, not only as a nation of immigrants but as a people of faith.”

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Millennials didn't create the dysfunctional world they live in; they inherited it.

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Many of the parents of the baptized babies are Vatican employees.

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El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status under President Donald Trump.
An interview with Cardinal Joseph Tobin on the changing place of women in the church.

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Speaking on the 100th anniversary of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's proposed League of Nations, Francis said today's leaders can learn two lessons from the ashes of World War I.

January 5, 3PM

Alice McDermott's new novel will provoke contemplation and prayer. It is a Catholic book, and it will seep into you like indigo into a clean, pure bolt of cloth.

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The best “Black Mirror” stories ground themselves in a concrete human question or struggle.

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The pope greeted the children and “exchanged some words of comfort with the parents who are caring for their children in their tiring and painful trials.”

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When a government tries to thwart the will of the people, it is a citizen’s duty to stand up and peacefully protest.
‘Rosca de Reyes’ gives a sweet ending to the 12 days of Christmas.
“Star Trek: Discovery,” God and Klingon integralism.

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Comienzan así las ilusiones: por fin ha llegado el momento; ahora todo cambiará; la solución se acerca; es nuestro turno.

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From Montana to Florida and Texas to Maine, homeless shelters opened additional hours and home checks were commonplace as gusty winds carried teeth-chattering Arctic air southward.
They need to be "capable of caring and tenderness—I am thinking of bullying here—free from widespread fallacies" that claim the only way to be worth anything is "to be competitive, aggressive and tough toward others

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La fiesta de hoy, la Epifanía del Señor, nos invita a reflexionar sobre la revelación.

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Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, said he worries for families in which some members are U.S. citizens and others have a less permanent immigration status.

January 4, 2PM

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The decree for their beatification should be published sometime in January, Trappist Father Thomas Georgeon said.

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With memories of the post-election violence of a decade ago still fresh among its congregants, one church in Nairobi made it its mission to promote peace.

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Police also used tear gas and batons against Massgoers in some of the capital's 150 parishes and violently broke up attempted marches in which protesters demanded fresh elections in the country.

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During Guatemala's civil war, the government forced tens of thousands of farmers into so-called model villages under strict army control to isolate them from the guerrillas. Hundreds were left to die.

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The statement from the Kazakh bishops can be interpreted as a response to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, "Amoris Laetitia."

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President Trump tweeted in September that Texas churches should be “entitled to reimbursement from FEMA” for aiding Hurricane Harvey victims.
It was the first time a baby has been abandoned under the Angel Cradle program since it began in Edmonton in May 2013.

January 3, 3PM

Gift giving is always an exchange. But here is an exception that may yet prove the rule.

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I stopped running from the ordination question and started wrestling with it.

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It remains to be seen whether new efforts to address vulnerabilities faced by low-income, disabled and elderly people will result in meaningful changes.

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To see P. T. Anderson's new film as merely beautiful is simply not to see it.
While a comparison with the Cuban Crisis does little to reassure us, it can offer some lessons on how our government avoided disaster in an even worse situation. We have been closer to the brink and still found a way to walk back.

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It is not just our eyes that become brittle and inflexible as we age. Our hearts can, too.

January 2, 3PM

"The center of my theology? Good Lord, that can't be anything else but God as mystery and Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen One, as the historical event in which this God turns irreversibly toward us in self-communication."

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For filmgoers depressed by films from Israel and Palestine, “In Between” offers a change of place and point-of-view.
The Uluru Statement proposed a constitutionally embedded, national Indigenous body (“the voice”) that would advise parliament on matters relating to Indigenous peoples.
In 2010, Canada endorsed the declaration as “aspirational” without beginning a process for its practical implementation.
Along with the special communication of Scripture, God reaches us through the experience of a given day.

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Pope Francis also prayed for the victims of the attacks on Sunday.

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The Jesuits hold Honduran president “Juan Orlando Hernández and his allies responsible for the safety and physical and moral well-being” of Padre Melo and eight other regional leaders.

January 1, 6AM

“Let’s not extinguish the hope in their hearts; let's not suffocate their hopes for peace,” the pope said of refugees.
The photo shows a young boy, about 10 years old, carrying his dead little brother on his back.

December 31 2017, 4PM

In his homily on New Year’s eve,, the pope said God gave to us a “whole and sound” year, but “we humans in so many ways ruined and hurt it.”

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We celebrate the Virgin Mary because in her, the mystery of Christmas saturates creation.

December 29, 10AM

No one can love us like family, and no one can hurt us like family.

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Her freedom to serve and ponder Christ became the pattern for both collective and individual discipleship.
At Vatican II, the pope said, the church recognized its responsibility to “proclaim the Gospel in a new way.”

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The majority of Catholic Church workers violently killed in 2017 were victims of attempted robberies.
Jesus wanted individuals who were not afraid to set out into deep water.
John's Gospel narrative is full of unexpected turns and incongruous situations.
Pope Francis has already attracted more than 40 million followers on Twitter, and he is quickly making a splash on Instagram as well.

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The whole array of potential threats to life and human dignity is interrelated.
Hardly a week passed without at least one reaction, statement or commentary, all based on Catholic social teaching.

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Approximately 5,000 indigenous Tzotzil Mayans have been scattered in small refugee camps in the area surrounding the town of Chalchihuitán, in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas. They say they were chased out of their homes by unknown gunmen after ...

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Lois Smith called writer-director Greta Gerwig "a remarkably talented person."

December 28, 3PM

Discussions of capital punishment do not often address how death sentences affect the people who are left behind.

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Next year, Jodie Whittaker will play the 13th Doctor in Season 11 of "Doctor Who."

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Composer Jan Michael Joncas kept the song under wraps for years.
Readers who identify with Ali will have to shut their eyes to the negatives and praise the positives.

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Pope Francis, newly 81, will begin 2018 with a focus on Mary and on migrants and refugees.
It turns out to be easier to make a quick buck in this world than to change it.
The Iraqi national anthem opened the Mass as women wailed with emotion.

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“This is our homeland and we insist (we) remain here.”

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Bishop Nguyen was forced to flee his native country as a seminarian, spending 18 days at sea without food or water.

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Robert Lowell, a leader in the confessional poetry movement, suffered from bipolar disorder.

December 27, 2PM

To those of us who campaigned against the Vietnam War as unjust and unwinnable, Daniel Ellsberg was a hero.

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A family is forced to flee their homeland for fear of persecution. This is the classic modern-day definition of a refugee.
Their Catholicism was not incidental to their theories and their art; it was their structure, their spirit and their sustenance.

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Puerto Rico was home to widespread poverty and on the verge of bankruptcy. And that was before Hurricane Maria.
U.S. agriculture is facing a silent crisis.

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Nace un nuevo año y celebramos a la Madre de Dios en el mismo día.

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Sea como sea, ser parte de una familia es el mayor regalo que Dios nos da. Sea familia de sangre, familia creada o un grupo que se juntan y se aman “como hermanos”.
The St. Nicholas National Shrine next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza was to replace a tiny church obliterated when the trade center's south tower fell in 2001.
In Europe, Christmas is being stripped of its true nature "in the name of a false respect for those who are not Christian."

December 26, 9AM

Christmas is a wonderful and joyful mystery and we humans can never, ever really understand it.

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The pope took particular aim at areas of global tension where President Donald Trump is playing a critical role.

December 25, 5AM

Standing on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on a clear, crisp Christmas day, Pope Francis spoke about the world's children before formally giving his blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world).
Standing on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on a clear, crisp Christmas day, Pope Francis spoke about the world's children before formally giving his blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world).

December 24, 3PM

“So many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary,” Pope Francis said. “We see the tracks of entire families forced to set out in our own day.”

December 22, 9AM

Nine films that raised our faith in humanity because, after all, humans made these movies.
Christ joined and redeemed the whole human family in all of our complex and beautiful diversity.
Just before Christmas, the announcement came that religious output on the BBC is to increase, not vanish, in 2018.
The willingness to use CHIP as a bargaining tactic highlight the misplaced priorities of the current congressional leadership.
A reflection for the fourth Sunday of Advent
We are full conspirators in this commerce, for we, too, have come to buy our bit of Bethlehem.
A reflection for the third Saturday of Advent
A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee has come out as gay, writing that he will no longer live in the shadows of secrecy and plans to be authentic to his gay self.

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Faith in God’s ability to do all things is the seed from which every miracle grows.

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Today, the eternal Word is spoken by the Father into the world. Gabbing gives way to gaze.
Las Posadas, “the inns,” is a reenactment of the Holy Family’s search for lodging in Bethlehem before the birth of Christ.
En este día, Jesucristo pudo haber sido asesinado. Herodes quiso mantener su trono y lo consiguió, matando o sin matar al Niño.
Para festejar este día santo, la Iglesia nos propone unos fragmentos de la Sagrada Escritura que dan sentido al misterio que celebramos.

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Canonization could take place during the Synod of Bishops, an institution Paul re-established after Vatican II.

December 21, 4PM

A reflection for the third Friday of Advent

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While Cardinal Law's funeral is held at St. Peter's, the church is still waiting for the formal renewal of the pope's sex abuse commission. More transparency is needed to build trust in the church's commitment to reform.

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This Christmas, please help me remember a few simple things.

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Following the typical protocol, Francis presided over a final prayer, a blessing with incense and the sprinkling of holy water around Law's coffin.

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Hurricane Maria removed the delusions of prosperity and first-world status that blinded so many to the realities of Puerto Rico, including the fragility of its infrastructure, its high levels of social inequality and its status as a U.S. colony.

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For those who were sexually abused by priests, the news of Cardinal Bernard Law’s death evoked an avalanche of emotions.
The legislation would have strengthened the ban on dismemberment abortions and abortions from the 20th week on during a pregnancy.

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Pope Francis has long recognized that the reform of the Roman Curia, which he began in 2013, is a difficult task.

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The pope emphasized that these people are but a small minority in the Roman Curia where 'the overwhelming majority of faithful persons who work there [do so] with praiseworthy commitment.'

December 20, 3PM

Not everything real can be studied by science.

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“We ask that [the president] take into account the full consequences of its provisions and work with Congress to remedy them before signing a tax bill into law.”

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A reflection for the third Thursday of Advent

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Cardinal O’Malley said the late cardinal “served at a time when the Church failed seriously in its responsibilities to provide pastoral care for her people.”

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A regulation that bars nonprofits and houses of worship from making political endorsements remains on the books after it was dropped from the Republican tax reform bill.
"The policies on asylum and deportation in Germany have become stricter in the last year, and so that's why more refugees ask for help in the churches."

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Buried beneath the shock and anger is a searing question: How could this happen?

December 19, 9PM

As a younger man Law was hailed for his courageous positions on desegregation and civil rights, but his legacy is marred by the sexual abuse crisis.

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A reflection for the third Thursday of Advent

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A new law will formalize the military's role in fighting organized crime, but many would prefer strengthening Mexico’s poorly trained and underpaid police forces.

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'The Last Jedi' is a film that strips away 40 years of lacquer to highlight both the inspiration and the challenge at the heart of the “Star Wars” saga.
Hopelessness is one option. But it is not the Christian one.

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It is always a losing game to chase a simply stated lifestyle. Life is not simple. Life cannot be organized.
Simbang Gabi speaks to the central place that Christmas holds in the Filipino imagination.
The continued costs and casualties alone should lead parents, taxpayers and indeed politicians to care.

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Despite the looming threat of deportation, Mirna continues to look ahead.
"The dismemberment of the body is not allowed" unless the bishop has obtained permission from the saints' congregation.
Pope Francis and King Abdullah renewed their commitment to “encourage negotiations as well as promoting interreligious dialogue.”
The Knights of Columbus also has earmarked money for upcoming church repair efforts in Puerto Rico.

December 18, 2PM

As Pope Francis writes in “Laudato Si’,” we face “one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.”

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A reflection for the third Tuesday of Advent
A reflection for the third Tuesday of Advent

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“Gangs of New York” reminds us that for as long as the United States has been a nation of immigrants, it has been infected by xenophobia.

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Although Mr. Ramaphosa is a relatively acceptable leader of the A.N.C. in the eyes of some opposition parties, his economic stance will put him in tension with the populist left Economic Freedom Fighters and many trade unions.

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In the Puerto Rican town of Orocovis, 1,000 people lost their homes in Hurricanes Maria and Irma. There, graduate students from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico are providing social and psychological services to help residents who have lo...

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Part of the church's role can't help but stem from lessons learned in the abuse crisis.
The open letter was signed by 20 Catholic bishops along with Lutheran, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, Presbyterian, Southern Baptist, Muslim, Orthodox and other Christian leaders.

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The lawsuits aim to take away the exemption granted in October to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers allowing them to refuse to cover contraceptives for their employees on moral grounds.
The pope spoke Dec. 16 with members of the Italian Periodical Press Union and members of the Italian Federation of Catholic Weeklies, which represents nearly 200 Catholic newspapers.

December 17, 4PM

A reflection for the third Monday of Advent

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Pope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday today with kids being treated at the Vatican's free pediatric clinic

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25,000 children and pilgrim sang the pope “Happy Birthday" today in St. Peter’s Square.

December 16, 4PM

A reflection for the third Sunday of Advent

December 15, 5PM

The United States is thwarting the advancement of millions of its citizens, a UN rapporteur says.

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A reflection for the second Friday of Advent

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Pope Francis will renew the mandate of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors for another three years, informed sources told America this week.
Making ancient Scripture sensible in contemporary languages will always prove a hazard-heavy challenge.

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The series tells the story of the Gunpowder Plot, when a group of Catholics plotted to blow up Parliament.

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Why not tax individuals for what they take out of society instead of what they contribute?

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More than 22,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children are already subject to deportation, and Congress seems no closer to finding a solution.
A guide the Australian sexual abuse crisis, priestly celibacy and the seal of confession.

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Four presidents of Catholic colleges received compensation packages each worth more than one million dollars in 2015.

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Blaming celibacy is an enormous simplification that leaves out many important causes.
We asked our readers how they ground Christmas celebrations in their faith during a season that can be hectic and distracting.
What does it mean to follow Christ?
Joe Biden’s deep love for his son is evident on every page of ‘Promise Me.’
For Christians, the ministry of social communications does not exist for the sake of mere speech but for the one who is himself the Word.
Hallacas are unique among the other tamales popular in Latin America.
Besides Pope Francis, there was an impressively wide range of topics that got readers’ attention, including reflections on capitalism and philanthropy, and evaluations of the music of U2 and Beyoncé.
Today’s feast commemorates the “physical” revelation of Christ, the moment when Gentiles recognized the incarnate Messiah.
We at America Media are profoundly grateful to our readers, donors and supporters for sharing your gifts with us.
Family life in the Bible is both difficult and grace-filled.
Have we reached a turning point in how we handle sexual misconduct in the workplace and beyond?
“We have concluded that there were catastrophic failures of leadership of Catholic Church authorities over many decades,” the report said.

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Dios no creó este mundo para habitarlo, sino para que los hombres tuvieran su lugar. El proyecto divino nos proveyó una casa para convertirla en un hogar.

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Bishop Pates heard a cry for help in the detention center. After he left, he called on Congress to pass the DREAM Act.
An estimated 150,000 aboriginal children were taken from their families and placed into residential schools. The residential schools were funded by the government of Canada and run by various church groups, including the Catholic Church. 
A reflection for the second Friday of Advent

December 14, 2PM

Is there a duty for Christians to represent a certain kind of voice in the public discourse?

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A spokesman for the archdiocese described the meeting as “personal” in nature and aimed at “renewing a friendship that goes back 15 years or so.”
Black women cannot be expected to continue to save white people from the poor choices they make.

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After a visit to Christ in the Desert, I knew it was not the monks whose lifestyle I should question.
Just two hours after army tanks rolled out onto the streets of Harare in November, Father Mukonori got a call asking him to meet with the army’s generals.

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It is no coincidence that saints often come in pairs.

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Martial law in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao, originally aimed at quelling a terrorist attack in Marawi in May, has been extended for another year.
No part of the 220-year-old mission, part of the Franciscan Province of St. Barbara, was damaged, said Brother John Kiesler.
Pope Francis said a Jesuit's mission is to be close to the people, especially those who are suffering and forgotten because "to see them is to see Christ suffering and crucified."

December 13, 11AM

A reflection for the second Thursday of Advent

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"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" hits theaters on Dec. 15th.
I never wanted to be a priest. But here I am. Newly minted Father Brendan, and still wondering how I got here.
Five movies to watch this holiday season: some familiar, some unexpected.

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"We don't go to Mass to give something to God, but to receive from him that which we truly need."
"I encourage you to work always in a spirit of communion and cooperation with other Catholic NGOs and with the representatives of the Holy See."

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Future historians may have no idea how many people perished in one of the worst storms in U.S. history.
"Friends, as the wildfires continue, the needs of our neighbors continue to increase." —Archbishop Gomez
Larger-than-life figures, social mayhem, political chaos and a foreign war.

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The church was once the world's greatest engine of innovation...and should be again.

December 12, 3PM

The establishment and free exercise clauses prohibit the government from impeding or requiring observance of any religious holiday, including Christmas.

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Bishop Paul Tighe, the secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture, has been called “the Vatican's nicest guy.”

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The Trump administration has made clear its principles on immigration; Catholics should answer with a list of ways to reform the system with fairness and humanity.

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A reflection for the second Wednesday of Advent
A reflection for the second Tuesday of Advent
From the 1970s until his assassination in March 1980, Blessed Romero used the radio station YSAX to inform Salvadorans and the international community of the horrors of El Salvador's civil war.
In his homily, Pope Francis reflected on the reading from St. Luke's Gospel, in which the angel appears to Mary, informing her that she is with child.

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Christmas and Hanukkah share much more than the giving of gifts.
Most of the families are poor and come from desert communities where there is no heat, running water or electricity.

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The pope sent the cardinal to the hurricane-battered island to make a visit before Christmas to express his deep concern for the people.
Fewer Americans believe in the biblical Christmas story and a growing number are opting not to attend church services.

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Por desgracia nos cuesta reconocer la unción en nosotros mismos y, por consiguiente, nos cuesta reconocerla en los demás.

December 11, 2PM

It has more to do with prophecy than politics.

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The ‘chaos candidate’ is now our pyromaniac president.

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At first Father Flanagan rejected the idea of a film, but he signed on after he saw a script that he liked.

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The 'crown jewel' of the basilica, the Trinity Dome, was dedicated Friday. It's made of more than 14 million pieces of Venetian glass.
A federal judge wrote that it is unlikely church officials would be able to prove that their constitutional rights were being violated.

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Even food producers cannot escape the food shortage.
The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference issued a statement urging calm, restraint and patience during what they called “most delicate times.”
A reflection for the second Monday of Advent
Para una madre, todos los hijos son importantes. Cada uno recibe la atención necesaria.

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U.K. Catholic leaders urged the British government to accept more child refugees from northern France after reports that hundreds of young people are being forced to sleep outdoors in low temperatures.

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Aitcheson wrote in a recent essay that the violence at the deadly white nationalist really in Charlottesville in August made him think about his actions with the Ku Klux Klan.

December 10, 7AM

Sources in the Vatican say they cannot understand how President Trump’s decision to recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel can be in the best interests of the United States.

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The pope was lauded at the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize for condemning the “false sense of security” of nuclear weapons.

December 9, 4PM

A reflection for the second Sunday in Advent

December 8, 4PM

The pope wants to to clear up the confusion around the phrase “lead us not into temptation.”
The pope wants to to clear up the confusion around the phrase “lead us not into temptation.”
The pope wants to to clear up the confusion around the phrase “lead us not into temptation.”

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“We were expecting there to be some pain with the sale of @LAWeekly,” wrote editor-in-chief Mara Shalhoup online. “But we weren’t expecting the Red Wedding.”
Britain and Ireland both want to prevent the return of a “hard border” around Northern Ireland, but that goal is difficult to square with leaving the European Union.
Fr. Carlos Francis Méndez led his parish into action after bringing his sorrow about the hurricane devastation into prayer.

12 PM

A reflection for the first Saturday of Advent

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For poor and lower middle-class taxpayers, the bill will mean regressive tax hikes after a few years.
Perhaps Trump-style class resentments and the disregarding of women’s stories are simply constants in American life.

10AM

Several manger scenes in the United States and worldwide are being criticized for trying to make political points.
Again and again, the Advent story is echoed in science fiction; in worlds that seem devoid of hope, a child is born to redeem it.

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His appointment to the Mexico City Archdiocese comes as the city of nearly 9 million people recovers from a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 300 people. 

7AM

The final episode of Season 1 left Queen Elizabeth very much alone and feeling the weight of her crown. What can we expect from Season 2?
The final episode of Season 1 left Queen Elizabeth very much alone and feeling the weight of her crown. What can we expect from Season 2?

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Franciscans and Muslims worked together to make a new documentary about the encounter.
The senator's own faith journey has taken him from the Catholicism of his early childhood to Mormonism, then to a Baptist megachurch, and back to the Catholic faith again.
Alvarez, a parishioner of Incarnation Sagrado Corazon in Minneapolis, traveled to Washington with a group of leaders from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to speak with congressional leaders, then stayed behind to carry out the fast.

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December 7, 1PM

A reflection for the first Friday of Advent and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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Christian leaders in Jerusalem appealed to Trump to take their viewpoint into consideration.

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When Mary offered her flawless “yes,” humanity itself, in one instance, gave itself, utterly and completely, to God.

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Sweden is one of the few countries in Europe where the Catholic Church is growing, a shift largely due to refugees and immigrants arriving in the predominantly Lutheran and increasingly secular country.

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The program began with just a few instruments and the support of some music teachers in the community.

4AM

La persona buena no vive en una burbuja de cristal o en un ambiente estéril.
Among Israel’s large non-Jewish population — the 19 percent that is predominantly Muslim but also includes Christians and Druze — the response was decidedly negative.

December 6, 9PM

A reflection for the first Thursday of Advent

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While diplomats and advocates weigh in on the crisis, Catholic Relief Services in Bangladesh, supporting the local Caritas office, is responding with humanitarian assistance, delivering food and critical survival supplies to thousands of Rohingya families...

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If Mr. Trump goes through with his announced intentions, he will dispel any thought that he can broker an agreement in the disputatious Holy Land.

10AM

Reflect, for a moment, on these 12 types of people sitting next to you in church this Sunday.
The good news is that the 193 United Nations member states have unanimously agreed to develop a new Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration, one that incorporates the goals of Pope Francis.

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You know Dasher and Dancer, Rudolph, Prancer and Vixen.... But do you know Noel?
#ChurchToo is a space for victims of sexual harassment and abuse in religious spaces to share their stories.
When we trust the action of grace in our lives, God will, over time, craft for us a life many times better than any we left behind.
When we trust the action of grace in our lives, God will, over time, craft for us a life many times better than any we left behind.

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The U.S. bishops already saw this coming at the beginning of the year and said Catholics should attend separate Masses for the two days.

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News reports said that flames prompted evacuation orders for nearly 200,000 people, destroyed nearly 200 homes and remained mostly out control as of early Dec. 6. To date, officials had reported no fatalities.
The letter called for a reversal of the bill’s plan to gradually increase taxes on taxpayers in the lowest income brackets while maintaining tax cuts for higher earners, including the most wealthy.

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El Adviento es tiempo para preparar y esperar; para allanar caminos y hacer planes; o sea, para que el Señor venga en gloria.

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Without naming President Trump, the pope urged all nations to "respect the status quo" of Jerusalem in accordance with United Nations resolutions.

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The Supreme Court's order means that the Trump administration can fully carry out the ban -- which is now in its third iteration.
“We are standing on an abyss of a revolutionary change on how religions have operated in Canada.”

December 5, 11PM

Without naming President Trump, the pope urged all nations to "respect the status quo" of Jerusalem in accordance with United Nations resolutions.

1PM

The United States has removed itself from another international dialogue aimed at tackling a complex international challenge—migration.

12 PM

Although nonviolent offenders get the most attention from reformers, they account for less than 20 percent of all prisoners.

11AM

A reflection for the first Wednesday of Advent

10AM

The questions in the Supreme Court oral arguments weighed anti-discrimination laws against freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression.
Pope Francis said the bishops' document "explains precisely the meaning of Chapter VIII of 'Amoris Laetitia.'

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Three reasons why sexual harassment violates Catholic social teaching

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Matthew Halbach talks about his vision for “total parish evangelization.”

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The presidential proclamations would cut the monument by 85 percent.
Markle, recently engaged to Prince Harry, was a Kairos retreat leader and was close with her theology teacher, a former Catholic Worker.

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The call came just before the U.S. and South Korea opened a massive joint military air exercise Dec. 4.
After arriving, Alo faced the same challenges that confront many refugees: separation from family, poor command of English, adjustments to an unfamiliar culture, and no knowledge of how to navigate life in a new country.

2AM

A reflection for the first Tuesday of Advent

December 4, 2PM

Close to 100 percent of unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in Iceland are aborted.
Deadly protests erupted after a delayed vote count in a hotly disputed presidential election.

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"Congress should advance a final tax reform bill only if it meets the key moral considerations outlined in our previous letters," Bishop Dewane said.
A reflection for the first Monday of Advent

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Advent is a season of somber preparation, which isn't often reflected in inflatable Santas and luminary reindeer.

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The funding is at peril in the proposed federal budget.

December 3, 4PM

The pope’s comments on nuclear weapons are seen as a significant change from John Paul II’s reluctant acceptance of them for their deterrent value.

December 2, 5PM

A reflection for the first Sunday of Advent

4PM

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” is not the only Advent song out there.

11AM

Pope Francis answered questions about avoiding the use of the word "Rohingya" while in Myanmar, during his flight back to Rome this evening.

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December 1, 10AM

A new book shows Bishop Robert Barron's ambitious plans to evangelize culture in the United States.
A new book shows Bishop Robert Barron's ambitious plans to evangelize culture in the United States.
My grandmother embodied a distinctly Guadalupan presence: prayerful, patient, joyful and strong. Whether nurturing a child, a friendship or a garden, she knew how to help things grow.

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Every now and then, one comes across a book that seems unique. Its authors, editors and publisher are not so much meeting an already-expressed need as they are anticipating (or creating) one.

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The angry shards of crimson, roaring through the tube/ Running through the fields of gentle greens and sprinkled/
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My god is patient. She curls like ivy around a crumbling world,/ And howls in the stillness of the night, the silent spaces no ritual can fill.
Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from refugees in Bangladesh for all the hurt and indifference Muslim Rohingya have endured.

5AM

"He was not the light, but came to testify to the light."
She was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. (Lk 1:29)

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After surviving ISIS, Christian communities in Nineveh face a new threat as Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi government troops backed by Shiite militias square off across the province.

November 30, 9PM

Join America Media as Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan blesses the our new headquarters on the Avenue of the Americas.

3PM

In a roundabout way, Pullman does Christians a service by writing his anti-Christian books.

2PM

As a movement directed at unity and uniformity (Henry’s vision), the English Reformation was a high-stakes failure.

9AM

The Ktunaxa First Nation says their way of life is threatened by commercial development in Qat’muk, a mountain region in British Columbia inhabited by the Grizzly Bear Spirit.
Students from Sagrado Corazón University distribute supplies around Puerto Rico.

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The contributions of women—too often overlooked—speak to what Pope Francis has called the particular “genius of women.”
From the Old Testament to Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si’,” Catholicism has recognized and treasured mankind’s intimate relationship with the earth and all the life that calls it home.

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While in Bangladesh Pope Francis continued to avoid the "R" word in his calls to aid refugees from the Rakhine State.

5AM

Healing for my baby daughter was the hardest thing to ask for. I was afraid of false hope.

4AM

"We always tell our students to dream big but not necessarily about marrying a prince!"

3AM

The contributions of women—too often overlooked—speak to what Pope Francis has called the particular “genius of women.”

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Even the scenario with the largest growth leaves the Muslim population considerably smaller than the populations of both Christians and people with no religion in Europe.
They may be sisters, but this is no act.
"Fixing illegal immigration does not require the demonization of the so-called 'illegals,'" said Archbishop Wenski.

November 29, 12 PM

The pope’s coming “will be a message of hope,” Cardinal D’Rozario said.
Khadivi writes well about three Southern California faiths colliding: nature worship, self worship and a generic desire “to know God.”

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Catholic leaders have been vocal in their support for the Dream Act. The question is whether strongly worded statements from the U.S. bishops and others will be enough to shake Congress into action.
The self-described “first child of the baby boom,” Jann Wenner is not happy with a new biography.

9AM

Buddhism now forms a part of the cultural and spiritual landscape of many Western societies.

7AM

Because we moderns cannot recognize sin, we have to do more than urge people to reject it.
In the United Kingdom, the Modern Slavery Act focuses on preventing, detecting and investigating trafficking but not on resettlement of victims. This is where a parish came in.
In the past, Francis has strongly condemned the "persecution of our Rohingya brothers," denounced their suffering because of their faith and called for them to receive "full rights."

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Many readers also pointed out that in comparison with other foreign policy issues, climate change’s consequences are the broadest and have the most impact.
According to the Vatican, 150,000 people attended the Mass at the Kyaikkasan sports ground.

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The United States last year called Islamic State's atrocities in the region constituted genocide.
While Hockney’s greatness as an artist is an ongoing debate, the popularity of his work is beyond dispute.

November 28, 3PM

“I’ve joked with friends: I’ll come back to the church when it restores the old Mass—celebrated by women priests.”

2PM

Bishop Coyne urged the retention of the current open internet policies in the wake of a FCC draft proposal that would repeal those protections.
The Washington Metro cited its guidelines against religious ads in preventing the image of a group of shepherds from running on city buses.

12 PM

The Christian minority in Myanmar also hoped for an intervention from Pope Francis.
The church has pre-Cana programs for marriage, but is it falling short in giving couples spiritual preparation for parenthood?

10AM

"Alta," which means "higher" in Spanish, and "Baja" California, or "lower," were once one territory. In the 19th century, the vast area was governed first by Spain and then by Mexico.
“I’ve joked with friends: I’ll come back to the church when it restores the old Mass—celebrated by women priests.”

9AM

In a highly-anticipated speech in Myanmar, Pope Francis did not mention Rohingya Muslims by name but indirectly showed support for them.

8AM

“Barking at the Choir” allows the hard-earned wisdom of former gang members to reach a new audience.

5AM

The pope's audience included government ministers, civic leaders, military officials, cardinals and bishops, and about 200 lay people and the world’s media.
¿Estamos repitiendo la misma cosa de nuevo? No. No es sólo repetir; es más bien madurar.

November 27, 12 PM

Two months after a pair of major earthquakes, parishioners in Mexican towns fear the loss not only of church buildings, but also priceless works of art.

10AM

“Pope Francis has asked Cardinal Cupich to express his deep concern, as a father would have for his sons and daughters suffering in his family.”
“The fact is the military are still in control here even if we have a civilian government,” the priest said.
Sanger argued for compulsory sterilization and segregation for people with disabilities.
The FBI is still investigating whether the agents were attacked or if they fell into the culvert, but the incident reignited debate over border security.

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the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference also thanked 93-year-old Mugabe for "the good work he did for Zimbabwe during the liberation struggle" against white rule and as president.
The pope's first meetings would usually be with the head of state and head of government.

4AM

A diocesan bishop is the sole judge in the streamlined process for handling marriage annulments, Pope Francis said.

November 26, 6PM

It is amid a mounting chorus of international condemnation and allegations of ethnic cleansing that Pope Francis makes his first visit to this troubled land.

November 25, 8PM

A Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians on Nov. 26 initiates “Solidarity in Suffering,” a week of awareness and education that runs through Dec. 3.

7PM

To promote dialogue and reconciliation, the pope will have to move with great prudence.

November 24, 3PM

The pope described the attack as a “wanton act of brutality directed at innocent civilians gathered in prayer.”

8AM

“The Senate proposal is fundamentally flawed as written and requires amendment,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane in a Nov. 22 letter to senators.
Although he named no countries, Vatican observers believe he is referring especially to political leaders in several western and eastern European countries.

4AM

For Thanksgiving, we give you an inside look into what Jesuit basketball teams to watch out for this season.

3AM

November 22, 11AM

On Nov. 11, the Catholic Church lost a moral titan in the long struggle for racial equality and justice in the United States.
Gen. Min Aung Hlaing wields great political power in the country.

10AM

‘Wonder’ is a tween melodrama on a mission of mercy.

9AM

The change was in “no way” a response to the C.C.H.D.’s persistent online critics, an archdiocesan official says.

7AM

We hear so much about how stringent the church is, how unreasonable in her strictures, how strict in her unreasonableness. But there is no institution so unforgiving as the secular world at this, the most wonderful time of the year.
‘Now, I know I’m not the most grateful person you know, God, so let me take some time to tell you what I’m thankful for.’
‘Now, I know I’m not the most grateful person you know, God, so let me take some time to tell you what I’m thankful for.’

4AM

The future demands faith. Either we summon it and nurture it, or fear will rule our final days.

3AM

The goal is not to make sure everyone is safe and secure. It is to enable a few people to do really, really well.

November 21, 2PM

Participants at the recent plenary assembly approved a petition requesting the pope to waive the “monitum” issued by the Holy Office in 1962.

1PM

If the tragic revelations of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse crisis are any guide, the process of reckoning with problems that have been avoided for decades will itself take decades.

10AM

Decir y hacer, rezar y obrar, misión y contemplación: así actuaba Jesús. Se retiraba a orar y hacía milagros. Así se construye el Reino; así reina Jesús.
Debemos dar gracias no sólo en un día oficial –como hacemos hoy en Estados Unidos– sino cada día y a cada quien.
“Coco” is—despite its otherworldly elements—a realistic look into love, family and tradition.

9AM

D.H.S. has canceled Temporary Protective Status for Haitians, giving recipients until July 22, 2019, to leave the country.

8AM

In our churches and parishes there can be an enforced invisibility for people living with H.I.V./AIDS. Myths, misunderstanding and prejudice still abound.
Marge Fenelon talks about her book “Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace.”

7AM

Acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan has threatened that the state will face more ICE community activity as a result of its new sanctuary law.

4AM

Since becoming pope, Francis has given special attention to the Holy See’s diplomatic staff. 

3AM

Pope Francis has made normalizing relations with China a priority. But the Vatican and China remain at odds over the Vatican's insistence that the pope have the authority to name bishops.

2AM

"These threats to so many vulnerable immigrant and refugee families must end now."

November 20, 1PM

James Comey is perhaps a better Niebuhrian than Niebuhr himself.

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I have been trying with all my heart—with all my mind, with all my soul, to live peaceably with a terror that has been grafted onto me.
“Not everything that is technically possible or feasible is therefore ethically acceptable.”

4AM

The U.S. State Department often misses its deadline to release a list of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom — or doesn’t release a list at all.
What ought to be the Ignatian contribution to the fight for racial justice, given our mission and our values?
The Vatican announced it had launched a new investigation into reports about sexual abuse in a pre-seminary for young adolescents run by the Diocese of Como, Italy, but located inside the Vatican.
He came from an Irish family of profound Catholic convictions. Faith for him was a very precious inheritance for facing the difficulties of life.

November 19, 2AM

“To love the poor means to combat all forms of poverty, spiritual and material."

November 17, 1PM

Cardinal Bernardin’s consistent ethic of life could be helpful as the church grapples with issues like migration, health care and even taxes, some bishops say.

10AM

“What we need to do is just continue to live out the challenge of ‘Laudato Si’,’ which is to examine our relationship with the earth, with God and with each other to see how we can become better stewards of this gift of the earth.”
“What we need to do is just continue to live out the challenge of ‘Laudato Si’,’ which is to examine our relationship with the earth, with God and with each other to see how we can become better stewards of this gift of the earth.”
Hipsters love the authentic, the craft and the obscure—which is exactly why Catholicism, in its practices and its aesthetic, is perfectly suited for them.

9AM

In response to a query from America, Steve Bannon said, “The daily examen has become a tool for me to lead a better, more fulfilled life.”

8AM

Julie Payette, Canada’s new governor general, stirred up controversy with a speech to a scientific gathering in which she seemed to pit “divine intervention” against “natural process.”
Pope Francis’ condemnation of deterrence is a strong challenge to nuclear strategies of the superpowers, including the United States.

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The $500 million museum contains six floors, a theatre, gift shops and restaurants.

4AM

"We know that it is the biggest support they can get, the involvement of the church and Pope Francis."
Father John, in northern China, said he felt Xi had become "another Mao" Zedong.

3AM

It will be the first abortion-related case heard by the court with Neil Gorsuch on the bench.

2AM

‘May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.’ (Mk 13:36)
‘One mightier than I is coming after me.” (Mk 1:7)

November 16, 2PM

As a Catholic, you continually search for the balance in your professional and spiritual life. Whatever balance you do achieve is far from perfect.

1PM

A cholera epidemic, last year’s Hurricane Matthew and political upheaval have made Haiti a dicey place to return to.
A homily loaded with autobiographical details is not the only way to get the interest of a congregation.

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The comments came as U.S. lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have been debating how to overhaul the nation's health insurance laws.

8AM

On university campuses in Nigeria, the competition for souls can be fierce.

7AM

“There is no obligation to have recourse in all circumstances to every possible remedy” to keep a person alive.

4AM

Mugabe's policies are widely blamed for Zimbabwe's economic decline over the past two decades. Millions of economic refugees have left the country, with most going to South Africa.
Joe Biden may be a presidential candidate in waiting, but now he seems to have found a truly valuable role as a father.
"Sometimes we can get so caught up in focusing on the soul and our prayer, which is incredibly important, but we also need to take care of our physical bodies."

2AM

An abridged text of a retreat talk given by Juan Ramón Moreno, S.J., to members of the Christian Base Communities in Nicaragua in 1988, one year before his martyrdom.
Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., former editor in chief of America, gave this homily at a memorial Mass for the slain Jesuits at St. Ignatius Church in New York on Nov. 22, 1989.
What we see and how we see it largely depends on where we are standing. A shared sense of history, of what was, or might’ve been, or could be again, is the indispensable touchstone of our collective judgement, for memory is the soul of conscience.
The pope said the Paris agreement is "a clear path of transition toward a model of low- or no-carbon economic development, encouraging solidarity and emphasizing the strong links that exist between fighting climate change and fighting poverty."
A church that can welcome homeless people only at their best will be a church where everybody fears to show their weaknesses.
Dios nos entrega los sueños para que los hagamos realidad. Ambos son necesarios: el sueño y la realización.

November 15, 1PM

The Met spent eight years securing 133 drawings plus paintings, sculptures and architectural models from 50 different institutions and individuals in Europe and the United States.

10AM

“No tax reform proposal is acceptable that increases taxes for those living in poverty to help pay for benefits for wealthy citizens.”

9AM

Ganesh Sitaraman offers a wide-ranging treatment of economic, political and constitutional developments across three centuries of the American experience in Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution.

8AM

The Met spent eight years securing 133 drawings plus paintings, sculptures and architectural models from 50 different institutions and individuals in Europe and the United States.

7AM

When the Spirit is knocked out of you, you understand that it was never really yours.
Working on the frontline to help exploited women requires patience and the sensitivity to move at someone else’s speed.
When it comes to defining what makes Catholicism hipster, a new book argues that being Catholic is hipster in itself.
In this book, part autobiography and part explanation of his Catholic faith, Vogt proposes the truth, the goodness and the beauty of Catholicism.

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Almost two months after the devastating storm, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is bringing food, water and blessings to the residents of Las Marias, Puerto Rico.

2AM

African-Americans have a deep and troubling history with the Catholic Church.

November 14, 3PM

If we want to heal the division between the church and the gay community, we have to meet them, humbly, where they are.

1PM

Students “have lifted up this whole university, challenging us to go out to the margins, like Pope Francis asks.”

10AM

Bishop Richard Malone told bishops that the plan would “encourage a broader reading of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ and seek to advance more conversation” around “strengthening marriage and family life.”

7AM

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann beat Cardinal Blase Cupich, a proponent of the “consistent ethic of life” approach to pro-life issues.

4AM

In his remarks Nov. 13, the first day of the USCCB meeting, Cardinal Dolan, the committee chairman, said assisted suicide and abortion remain the focus of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
In Iraq, Reeta, 17, was used to being first in her class. For the last two years, in Turkey, she has not attended school.
Though the Catholic Church has responded to racism for many years, some leaders and church institutions have at times been part of the problem.

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As the U.S. bishops were beginning their fall assembly in Baltimore, also marking their 100th anniversary as a conference, a couple of nonviolent protesters gathered nearby.

2AM

Impunity on the Jesuit slayings in El Salvador has prevailed for nearly 30 years as many high-profile and incriminated individuals are still tied to power.

November 13, 1PM

“We still need water, we still need food, we still need clothing,” Archbishop Roberto González Nieves said
“We still need water, we still need food, we still need clothing,” Archbishop Roberto González Nieves said

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The theme of division in the church and in society has been frequently invoked during the bishops’ deliberations this week.

10AM

John Thiede's new text is a helpful exploration of martyrdom in the church today.
With ‘Democracy,’ Rice has written a highly accessible book that identifies the essential building blocks of democracy.

9AM

A German newspaper published the names of about 33,293 people who died seeking refuge in Europe.

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Pope Francis condemned not only the threat of nuclear weapons but also “their very possession” in a landmark statement on Nov. 10.
Scientists say new figures show global carbon emissions will reach a record high in 2017.
Three plays invite us to look back on the decade that launched Trump as a time of churning ambivalence and upheaval.

4AM

The attack may have been carried out with the knowledge of two army commanders, a justice official said.

2AM

Masked participants had chanted "Sieg Heil" and "Ku Klux Klan" as well as "Pure Poland, white Poland" and "Clean blood, lucid mind."

November 12, 1PM

Cardinal Parolin’s visit comes at a time when internal divisions among U.S. Catholics have become public.

November 11, 1PM

Pope Francis said that priests must inform Catholic consciences “but not replace them.”

November 10, 3PM

“Thor: Ragnarok” is an entertaining film with a powerful and needed message: ignore history at your peril.

2PM

"We know the faces, we know the stories. We cry with those who are hurting, and it's sad to see young people feeling unsure about the future, who are just wanting to be a part of this country."

1PM

Much of the business appears to be routine, though the bishops as a body have been vocal in recent months about a range of political and social issues, as well as internal church politics, that are sure to come up during the meeting.

12 PM

It is too late for Louis C.K. to be the model of male feminism. It is not too late for him to be a model of contrition.

10AM

Mr. Cardenas’s lawyers argued that Texas authorities had not properly informed him that as a Mexican citizen he was entitled to legal aid from the Mexican consulate.
Catholic leaders in Lebanon urged the international community to stop wars and bring peace to the Middle East.

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In my lifetime, I do not recall having so many reasons to cry and send up my sighs to Mary for help and hope.

7AM

Could Hawkins be a place haunted not just by the Upside Down, but by the ghosts of our country’s racist past?

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This week, your faithful hosts are in the hot seat.
After the mass shooting at First Baptist Church, the town turned to the only other civic institution here capable of handling it all — another Baptist church.
An undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is not a threat to U.S. national security.

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On the same day as the Texas church shooting when 26 people were killed and more than 20 were wounded, another shooting already had taken place in the parking lot of a Catholic church in Fresno, California.
Responding to the string of extreme weather events has been a challenge for the society in the affected communities and the society overall.

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"International relations cannot be held captive to military force, mutual intimidation and the parading of stockpiles of arms," Pope Francis said.

November 9, 3PM

The bishops said the tax proposal “appears to be the first federal income tax modification in American history that will raise income taxes on the working poor while simultaneously providing a large tax cut to the wealthy."

2PM

A Vatican conference represents the beginning of a coordination of Catholic universities, institutions and bishops's conferences on this issue.

12 PM

In Iraq, I witnessed death and tragedy, and without faith, I had no way to process it.
Except for crimes committed on federal land, state law governs what constitutes a sex crime, and the definitions vary.

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Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes.
The hourly peals of Big Ben have been a touch of certainty, regular, you may say, as clockwork.

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Tantas veces ha sucedido que las personas participantes ni siquiera se plantearon que la parábola hablaba de una boda. No es que no lo diga, o que desconozcamos el ritual de una boda hebrea del siglo I; simplemente se trata de no darse cuenta del ambient...

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When disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied FEMA aid.
In what is becoming a grim American ritual, mass shooting sites from Sandy Hook to Columbine have been demolished and then rebuilt.
The new legislation has the backing of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Pope Francis formally recognized the martyrdom of an Italian Consolata sister murdered in Somalia in 2006 and the martyrdom of a 25-year-old priest in Hungary in 1957.

November 8, 3PM

It’s more likely that gala attendees will be taking inspiration from the lavish outfits favored by Pope Benedict than the sartorially understated Pope Francis.

1PM

Cutting the corporate tax and limiting the home mortgage deduction are welcome reforms, but not in service of a windfall for the wealthiest households.

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There is little question that what the government is doing is not only illegal but inhumane and unnecessary.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” contains enough guilt to keep the town's confessionals busy for months.

7AM

"Please, Mass is not a show. It is going to encounter the Passion, the resurrection of the Lord."

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A federal court order has temporarily stopped construction on a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania, a section of which is being built on land owned by a religious order and is the focus of protests.
"We're at the beginning of this," said Gonzaga history teacher Ed Donnellan, who also is looking at the possibility of taking students to visit the remnants of the Jesuit slave plantations in Maryland.

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Cutting the corporate tax and limiting the home mortgage deduction are welcome reforms, but not in service of a windfall for the wealthiest households.
A solitary image, of ourselves or others, is often more misleading than life-giving.

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Rather than ending TPS advocates say it was time for Congress to develop a legislative plan to allow Nicaraguans, Hondurans and others to remain in the U.S. permanently.

November 7, 2PM

The University of Notre Dame is reversing itself and now telling employees they will continue to receive no-cost birth control coverage.
David Bentley Hart: The hard words of Jesus can be hard to translate away.
David Bentley Hart: The hard words of Jesus can be hard to translate away.

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There are signs that at least among some U.S. Catholic bishops, statements of grief and sorrow are being backed up with pledges to push for legislative action on guns.
Last week Kenyans went back to the voting polls after the Supreme Court annulled elections in August.

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Mr. Colbert’s words called to mind Pope Francis’ critique of the arms industry.

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The appointments are further evidence of Pope Francis’ determination to assign important positions in the Roman Curia to women.

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The pope sent his “heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the wounded.”
At the 2017 gathering, organizers offered Catholic speakers that tackled racism, immigration, climate change, socioeconomic inequality, prison reform and other forms of social exclusion. 

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Pope Francis met with Kofi Annan, the former U.N. secretary-general, and former Irish President Mary Robinson to discuss shared concerns about peace, human rights and climate change.

4AM

"The international community must respond to the outrages systematically committed by Daesh with a rock-solid resolve to prevent similar future abominations from recurring."

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World War II has just ended, and a little town is struggling to come to terms with its past
The tax credit helps eliminate the stigma of adoption, works on the principle of subsidiarity and prevents adoption from becoming nothing but the sale of children.

November 6, 3PM

The governor used his visit to Rome to say that the world is facing bigger challenges in addressing climate change than one president.

1PM

The real problem is not the offering of prayers in the face of tragedy but the interpretation of what prayer entails.

9AM

A new report shows a continued rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the U.S. in the first nine months of 2017.

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Hart argues that the New Testament condemns not only wealth but virtually all private possession.

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"I feel that every time there is a terrorist attack that happens, and the individual happens to be Muslim, rather than holding the individual accountable, there is this push to hold entire swaths of communities accountable."

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Catholic universities need to study the root causes of forced migration and ways to counter discrimination, Pope Francis said.

November 5, 1PM

A sheriff says that a man walked into the church and started firing.

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At least 20 people were killed in a Texas church on Sunday.

November 4, 1PM

Watch talks by James Martin, S.J., Sister Simone Campbell and much more here.

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“The Church of the Long Run” has become an important practice for Christians across denominations.

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A new book clarifies mystery of John Paul I’s death.

November 3, 12 PM

Two leading bishops urged Catholics and all people of goodwill to show support of "our brothers and sisters in such dire need."
For 50 years, Nicholas Black Elk led others to Christ, often melding his Lakota culture into his Christian life.
The Justice Department said it was about to appeal a lower court decision allowing the teen to have an abortion when it realized she had already had the procedure earlier that day.

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The president’s campaign to define—and enforce—patriotism poses constitutional questions for chief executives and football players alike.

9AM

It could be months before Rosa Maria will be able to see her family.

8AM

I know this is generally not O.K. to do, writing a whole article about joining the Jesuits.

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Next year’s Mexican election will host a broader and more diverse group of presidential hopefuls than ever before.

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This year, Toni Morrison's "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon" turn 30 and 40, respectively. What role did the author's conversion to Catholicism play in her writing?

5AM

On Oct. 31 Lutherans and Catholics gathered at the cathedral to jointly commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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Father Weinandy surely wrote his letter out of a heartfelt desire to help the church. But in doing so, he belied a misunderstanding of one of the basic elements of Pope Francis’ teaching.
When the Master returns, he will want to know what we did to further the compassion, humility, freedom and love he entrusted to us.
God’s “sheep” know their dependence. Knowledge of their own need for grace opens their hearts to the needs of others.
Has the church been wrong on the issue of the death penalty as morally acceptable up to now?

November 2, 1PM

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger urged that dissent from ordinary Magisterium should be disclosed privately to church authority.

10AM

In its tax overhaul, GOP includes a repeal of a rule that limits the political speech of churches in exchange for tax-exemption.

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The voters I spoke with were not single-issue voters, and they showed a comfort with, even insistence on, complexity around a range of issues that are part of our national conversation.

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A survey of children's books that put a human face on the complexities of America’s past

6AM

The saints are passionate; the lukewarm are professional.
Lady Bird, with her magenta hair and acne, is an original; Greta Gerwig, appropriately, takes chances.

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The nation has changed, once again. This time we are becoming more Latino. The demographic shift is not the future; it is the present.
There is nothing patriotic about a disregard for facts.
It costs more to be poor in the United States.

November 1, 6PM

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops responded quickly after the letter became public.

3PM

Tommy Lasorda always called Him "The Big Dodger in The Sky."

11AM

Set in the early ’60s, “Novitiate” is yet another tale of the trauma suffered by the religious and their orders in the wake of the Second Vatican Council.
Thanks to social media, thousands of stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault are going viral under the social media movement, #MeToo.
Daniel Berrigan, S.J., went from a poet to an activist, and turned activism into poetry.

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On the Feast of All Souls, it is to the Day of the Dead altars that the departed ones return, caught almost as if by lure, by the florid colors, the smells and the flavors, of foods they cherished on earth.
This is a book about war, about inhumane acts, about personal and institutional instincts of self-preservation.

9AM

Leftist men need to get more leftist about sex—and maybe more conservative, too.

8AM

“We don’t have that full communion yet but we definitely are on the way.”

7AM

"We long for this wound in the Body of Christ to be healed."
Church officials in Chicago say that revelations regarding other fraudulent cases could be forthcoming, a prospect that both the archdiocese and victim advocates say will be a disservice to genuine victims.
God’s mercy finds a way to fix, in time, in us, what a time of sin has distorted.
A "clean" bill would be "unencumbered with costly, punitive and unnecessary provisions."
Three recent books on Thoreau, prompted by the the 200th anniversary of his birth, deepen our understanding of him.

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The cardinal's pastoral letter is among the most high-profile responses from a Catholic leader to continued racial unrest.

5AM

“I call on the Lord that he may convert the hearts of the terrorist and free the world of hate and that crazy homicide that abuses the name of God to disseminate death.”

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En el silencio nos encontraremos con nosotros mismos y, dentro, muy dentro, con nuestro Dios y Señor, creador, redentor y santificador.
La esperanza cristiana se basa en la humanidad de cada uno; en el esfuerzo con el cual colaboramos en la construcción del Reino. La encarnación de Dios en Jesucristo saca la esperanza de lo teórico y la encarna.

October 31, 4PM

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said New York City is “stunned and horrified” by what police said was an act of terror on a Manhattan bicycle trail, in which at least eight people were killed and several more injured.

12 PM

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said New York City is “stunned and horrified” by what police said was an act of terror on a Manhattan bicycle trail, in which at least eight people were killed and several more injured.

11AM

Our national health system is seen as a treasure in Britain yet viewed as an alien, dangerous concept to many in the United States.
Today in honoring the saints, we recognize that they have built the church.

8AM

A profile of Liam Callanan, author and the 2017 recipient of The George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters.

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Fiction moves us, engages us, finds for us truths we may not have recognized when first presented to us as fact. Fiction teaches us agility, the importance of leaping from word to meaning, and the pleasure that’s to be had in doing so.

6AM

Be careful when you're editing famous writers!

5AM

A cyber-destruction of Bitcoin deposits would trigger far-reaching consequences, beyond the realm of the Bitcoin world.

3AM

Cardinal Ricardo Blazquez Perez of Valladolid, president of the Spanish bishops' conference, expressed sadness for the Catalonian declaration of independence.
Be careful when you're editing famous writers!
In a statement, both sides expressed gratitude for “the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation.”

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All but three of the 16 prefectures in the country are still controlled by armed gangs, despite the presence of U.N. peacekeepers.
Ayestas, an immigrant from Honduras, was sentenced to death for strangling a woman after an apparent burglary in her home in Houston.

October 30, 2PM

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"This action is not humane," Bishop Tamayo said.

12 PM

There’s no way to understand the Reformation without understanding the thinking of the people who were there.
The everyday and the fantastical continue to live side by side as show enters second season.

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An interview with David Collins, S.J. about persecution and execution of witches.

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The Great War had a tincture of tragic elegy.... World War II, by contrast, was thoroughly modern, disengaged from any romantic past.
"To Protect and Serve" offers an insider's look into how to reform policing in the United States.

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Rapid demographic changes and the fear of the unknown may explain the anxiety of many U.S. Catholics.
The aid will go to "faith-based and private organizations" to help those who are persecuted in the region, according to Vice President Mike Pence.

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The city was damaged by five months of occupation by terrorists.

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Voting was postponed to Oct. 28 because of security challenges.

October 28, 12 PM

“Christians are called to promote political dialogue, especially where it is threatened and where conflict seems to prevail,” the pope stated.

October 27, 9AM

Catalonia’s tragedy has become a new kind of threat, not only to Spain, but to the European Union.

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During the first weeks after Hurricane Maria, the church's delivery of aid was extremely difficult because it had to be done by foot.
"It is hard to educate children without electricity, but our Catholic schools are taking care of our people."
Way up in the highlands of north central Puerto Rico, in an area severely damaged by Hurricane Maria, lies an untold story of an imminent economic catastrophe: the potential decimation of the island's milk industry.

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The injustice of abortion itself requires us to work to protect children in the womb along with their mothers.
Pope Francis called six astronauts on the International Space Station yesterday and decided to ask them some of life's biggest questions.

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This week, we talk with celebrity nun, Sister Simone Campbell of Nuns on the Bus.

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"When these misfortunes happen to us, we cannot forget that the father loves us."

October 26, 2PM

Vice President Mike Pence said that Middle Eastern Christians facing persecution have not been served well by the United Nations.

12 PM

To reflect upon Cornelia’s life today is inevitably to lament it.
"God said it and the Bible is clear," the pope said. "Receive the migrant, receive the refugee."

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Advocates of priestly abuse victims question how Francis could have been unaware of the allegations.

9AM

We love our definitions, our categories and our ability to transform most anything in the world into an equation.

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"You Russians have in your blood, in your humanistic and religious tradition" an understanding of love, Francis said to Russian cosmonauts.
Greta Gerwig is not a Catholic, but she did attend Catholic school and wanted to make a film that reflected her joyful experience there.

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The price of that hamburger could help an African family start a business. And the money to do this could be given to them as a loan, not as a charitable gift.

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Pilgrim Sharon Carpenter reflects on an "amazing journey."
Los fariseos le preguntan a Jesús: "¿cuál es el mandamiento más importante?" Quizá la verdadera pregunta es más bien: "¿qué necesitamos para vivir según los mandamientos?"

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"If ever there was a time to collectively support the largest remaining Christian population in the Middle East, it is now."
The sisters already have spent hours in voter education for the repeat election.
"The tax system should be continually evaluated in terms of its impact on the poor."

October 25, 1PM

“It was no great surprise that Lowell threw himself into Catholicism and took his Catholicism to a psychotic extreme.”
"The church as a whole, cannot grasp the vastness of God," Peter Phan argues.

12 PM

I sensed God in the heightened awareness of my own mortality.
Many of Guthrie's songs focused on on social issues, especially those involving migrant workers.
The institute will be not only as a place for women to gain leadership skills, but a place all people who care about gender equity can turn for assistance

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Francis is known for his out-of-the-blue calls. But this one has been in the Earth-to-space pipeline for a while.

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A quick survey of the books reviewed in America's Fall Literary Review 2017.
An introduction to America's Fall Literary Review 2017.
"We have been abandoned to solve the problems we did not create."

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Pope Francis will celebrate a special Mass with the poor and people who assist them.

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Read Father Matt Malone's homily from the mother church of the Society of Jesus.
Pilgrim Tom Kolon reflects on serving as deacon at a Mass for America's pilgrims in Rome.

October 24, 2PM

"We don't have to agree on everything, but our relationship is strong enough that it can weather disagreements."

12 PM

The victims of sexual harassment are fighting a culture that teaches men (even celibate men) a sense of privilege and entitlement.

8AM

“Breathe” reminds us of the Christian truth that we are not our own. 
The World Series beginning in Los Angeles tonight brings up childhood memories of the Dodgers.

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The beatification was a reminder that Christianity offered "a culture of peace and fraternity, not war."
Much like Virgil in the pages of Hermann Broch’s book, we need to decide almost daily what we stand up for and when—and what price we are willing to pay for our convictions.

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When Pope Francis visits Myanmar in late November, church leaders will be listening nervously to his every word, specifically hoping they don't hear the R-word: Rohingya.

October 23, 1PM

A judge has overturned a finding of suicide and ruled that Ahmed Timol was murdered by South Africa’s Security Police 45 years ago.
Texas bishops: "No one -- the government, private individuals or organizations -- should be forced to be complicit in abortion."

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It is time for the laity to speak out and act like true disciples of Christ in spreading the joy of the Gospel. 

10AM

“The world, the church, are in need of courageous young people, who are not cowed in the face of difficulties," the pope said.

9AM

Sixty-six percent of Americans want Trump and Congress to work on legislation to bolster the health insurance marketplaces.

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The student charged in his death now awaits trial, but police are not calling the attack a hate crime.
Mogadishu was rocked to its core on Oct. 14 by a truck bombing that left 358 dead and hundreds wounded. The missing are still being sifted for among the scorched rubble.

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Chief justice: the ruling "confuses maintenance of a highway median and monument in a state park with excessive religious entanglement.”

October 22, 12 PM

Pope Francis issues public correction to Cardinal Robert Sarah on who has final say over liturgical translations.

October 20, 1PM

It is astonishing to think that God would choose to enter the world this way: as a fragile newborn who could not even hold up his own head without help.

12 PM

Around 200,000 Salvadorans and 57,000 Hondurans have been residing in the United States for more than 15 years under Temporary Protected Status. But that status is set to expire in early 2018.
At the heart of Anne Frank’s life and witness is a hopeful faith in humanity.
Rarely does the death of a private citizen elicit a formal letter of condolence from the Pope.

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I found my voice in the cries of the ancient psalmist.

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Almighty God, be with your people in California now in the midst of the fires.
Some church leaders in Ireland say the World Meeting of Families, to be held next year in Dublin, should be open to all kinds of families, including gay couples.

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The documents include letters showing church leaders knew of sexual abuse allegations.

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Is being Catholic the last, true way to be a rebel?
Is being Catholic the last, true way to be a rebel?

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“Everyone will report what happened here tonight differently,” Mr. Ryan joked.
Baum was the author of the first draft of "Nostra Aetate."
The California Catholic Conference said the bill "deliberately" targeted religious employers.
The trouble began when nine students at a weekend party played “Jews vs. Nazis” beer pong.

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Catholics are following the general public in a broader acceptance of cremation.
Only those who understand true humility can walk with Christ each day into the presence of the Father.
Only three Sundays remain in the church year. Each of them includes a Gospel about the end times.
An unprecedented ecumenical and interreligious cooperation is the museum’s greatest accomplishment.
For what we and our forebears have done and failed to do, we ask for forgiveness.
A suicide prevented is often more than only one life saved; it often is a whole family preserved.
The Census must be done right.

October 19, 1PM

John Milton's Paradise Lost (published in 1667) may be more relevant in our time than ever before.

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Released in April 2017, "DAMN." portrays Kendrick Lamar’s internal torment as he struggles with his faith.

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This is a real book, written by a real person, suffused with the raw wounds of her defeat.
The majority of Americans now believe that “God is not a prerequisite for good values and morality.”

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Upward of 3,000 buildings, including the homes of at least 15 parishioners, have been destroyed just in Santa Rosa, a city of 175,000 people.

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Millennials in the “pro-life generation” are not interested in a culture war, but simply want to save preborn children and their mothers from the tragedy of abortion.
Although respondents to America’s survey had different priorities with regard to gun control, an overwhelming majority of 88 percent called gun control a pro-life issue.

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The bishops “urge constitutional experts and the law reform commission to guide the nation on the feasibility of establishing an anti-corruption court, with specialized prosecutors, that would ensure speedy and efficient disposal of corruption cases and...
“Goodbye, Christopher Robin” is a dramatic look at the life of the British writer A. A. Milne and his strained relationship with his son.
There are no epidurals for manuscripts.
There are no epidurals for manuscripts.

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There’s a big difference between engagement and encounter.
Among those Catholics who choose to leave the church, 74 percent do so between the ages of 10 and 20. And 87 percent of them say that it is for good.

4AM

The ghost turnip, with its pinched angry face, was made for Halloween.

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"The Pharisees, the doctors of the law are not things from the olden days, there are many of them today, too."
The witnesses repeatedly described an insignia on their attackers' uniforms that matched one worn by troops from Myanmar's Western Command
Pope to World Methodist Council: "We too have been freed from the slavery of estrangement and mutual suspicion."

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Que cada quien revise su modo de actuar, de dialogar, de proponer, de analizar. ¿Tus preguntas son “insidiosas”? Es decir, cuando te acercas al pensamiento del otro, ¿lo haces con prejuicio o con sinceridad? ¿Buscas conocerlo o atraparlo?

October 18, 10AM

If we, the people, are ourselves responsible for the good of the state, then we have the same obligations that a medieval monarch once had.

8AM

Poet Kim Bridgford hopes to publish an essay on every woman poet who has ever lived through the Mezzo Cammin Women Poets Timeline, which she edits.
The Catholic Church in the United States is being transformed by its black and brown parishioners, whose numbers and voices are rising.

7AM

Pope Francis prayed for the victims of a terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, that left hundreds dead and countless wounded in one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history.

6AM

Catholics are called to act and to equip ourselves with truth-telling tools to transform the polemics of immigration into a grace-filled response to human suffering.

4AM

Kim Bridgford, an award-winning poet and editor of Mezzo Cammin, a journal of formalist poetry by women, sat down with O'Hare Fellow Colleen Dulle to talk about faith and its influence on her work.

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Catholics are called to act and to equip ourselves with truth-telling tools to transform the polemics of immigration into a grace-filled response to human suffering.

October 17, 10AM

“I believe it’s essential for some people to go to jail for the sake of democracy. It will in the end strengthen the movement.”

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Cardinal Wuerl: the legal agreement provides a "level of assurance as we move into the future."

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The path to mutual respect between communities has no room for intolerance.
"We will continue to have a presence here. How can we not? We live here. This is our home."

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In a zombie world, the good Samaritan would be toast.

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Pope Francis confessed that while he has “chutzpah,” “I am also timid.”

October 16, 11AM

23 senators voted against Ms. Gingrich’s confirmation, a departure from previous nominations that faced little opposition.

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Changing churches, confessionals and saints through the centuries
It is not technology we should fear. It is ourselves.

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“We absolutely welcome the pope’s strong statement on this issue; we welcome the moral clarity and the leadership he is showing.”

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What's occurred in the past few weeks is evidence that those populist forces are not done yet.
“The relation between hunger and migrations can only be faced if we go to the roots of the problem.”

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It's not the first time Profiti faced charges of financial crimes.

October 15, 6AM

The alleged attacks started last fall and initially targeted U.S. agents stationed at the U.S. embassy in Havana.

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Pope Francis announces that there will be a Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian region in 2019.

October 14, 4AM

The Vincentians, founded by St. Vincent de Paul, traveled to Rome to celebrate their 400th anniversary with Pope Francis.

October 13, 1PM

Cardinal Farrell told Canadian young people: “Make a difference. Don’t let the world control you; don’t let it drag you down.”

12 PM

"This is the dream and the ambition of every patriotic and honorable Palestinian, to reach unification."
Local officials project the statue in Zacatecas will cost $4.25 million
Pat Robertson and others appear to have abandoned the notion that political action has the ability to improve the lives of the governed.

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This week, we interview Claire Swinarski, host of "The Catholic Feminist Podcast."
Currently, 27 states have implemented waiting periods for abortion, ranging from 18 to 72 hours.
"Nobody will be turned away; we will try to find a way to accommodate everybody."
His appointment "reflects the growing presence of Hispanics in the Catholic Church here in the United States."

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Here's a list to help you find all the Catholic entertainment you’ve been looking for on Netflix but didn’t know was there.

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Every display of love that we receive should transfix us with awe and inspire a response of the deepest generosity.
These other sovereigns can confer social status but not community, power but not trust, wealth but not fulfillment, pleasure but not joy.

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October 12, 2PM

At last, a clear, uncompromising stance of moral opposition to the death penalty by the highest authority of the church.

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The Vincentian family was founded 400 years ago.
The president’s threats, according to the statement, “have brought the world to the brink of a nuclear catastrophe and have intensified global insecurity.”

10AM

Love it or hate it, most Catholics could probably sing “Here I Am, Lord” from memory. But do they know where the song came from?

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Bishop Vasa called on all Catholics of the diocese to help their brothers and sisters who “have been severely impacted by the devastating fires and are in immediate need of your prayers."
Poverty and criminal violence are pushing hundreds of thousands of people northward while escalated deportations are tearing families apart in the United States.
Poverty and criminal violence are pushing hundreds of thousands of people northward while escalated deportations are tearing families apart in the United States.

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He might get a shotgun escort when he leaves town, but Thurgood Marshall is the Lone Ranger of civil rights.
Tuesday, May 4, was our first walk, a 10-mile, six-hour march with a band of 23 men and women.

7AM

For National Hispanic Heritage month, we ask: Do you prefer “Hispanic” or “Latino”?

6AM

‘We Were Eight Years in Power’ is a sort of “I told you so,” though Coates takes little pleasure in having to say it.

5AM

John Dickerson, host of Face the Nation, sits down with America’s editor in chief Matt Malone, S.J.
They will “accept and work with the new membership policy of the Boy Scouts of America" to admit girls.”

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“What is blessing? Who can bless? Can God bless through a robot?”
“The migrant family is a crucial component of our globalized world,” said Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, Vatican observer to U.N. agencies in Geneva.
Players felt “compelled to raise awareness for the marginalized.”

October 11, 1PM

We the church ought to be a people marked by joy, like guests at a wedding feast.

11AM

The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is a warning that Hollywood cannot try to minimize or downplay the actions of Harvey Weinstein.

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The pope’s comments and the timing of them suggest that a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church may be forthcoming to reflect this new development in the church’s understanding.
Sheen's niece has sought to have Sheen’s remains disinterred and moved to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The Archdiocese of New York disagrees.

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Trump's new immigration policy proposals “are not reflective of our country's immigrant past, and they attack the most vulnerable.”

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Different Catholic rites are, in fact, "a treasure" for the church.

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En la vida corremos el peligro de no ser los convidados a nuestra propia fiesta. Algo así como el Niño Jesús en los banquetes de Navidad, que ni está ni se le espera, preocupados como estamos en viandas y vestidos.

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Many managing medical conditions like HIV must worry not only about their medication, but about putting food on the table.
Pope Francis and President Trump are now tied as Twitter’s most followed global leaders.
The EPA has decided to roll back an Obama-era regulation to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

October 10, 10AM

The U.S. bishops’ committee on marriage and family released the letter “Always Our Children” in 1997 as an attempt to encourage parents not to abandon their gay and lesbian children and to assure them of God’s love.

9AM

Catholic distributism might have something to offer for those rushing to adopt these new technologies.

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Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of nine men and women, including a Franciscan priest who championed the land rights of farmers in Guatemala.
Spanish Cardinal: Catalonian call for independence is “an act of sedition, fraud and betrayal.”

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The Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law is an instrument that must serve the church's pastoral mission of bringing God's mercy to all and leading them to salvation, Pope Francis said.
Conditions in many parts of the world force women and girls to bear the burden of carrying out everyday chores for their families and communities, keeping many of them from getting even a basic education, the Vatican's U.N. nuncio said Oct. 6.

October 6, 2PM

Politicians who enable the proliferation of assault weapons are guilty of illicit cooperation in evil.

1PM

“Amoris Laetitia” has yet to resonate with many black Catholics in the United States.

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Imam Abdullah Antepli gave the opening prayer in the House of Representatives and delivered a plea for celebrating differences.
"The Florida Project" tells the story of a mother and daughter in the hidden world of extended-stay motels in the city of Kissimmee, Fla.
hearing and feeling are technically the same thing so when we talk on the phone i can pretend it’s as good as touching you

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Contentment is a wet chest in December
Contentment is a wet chest in December
Religious groups that had opposed the mandate were pleased with the administration's action.

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The Declaration of Rome appealed “to leaders of the world’s great religions to inform and mobilize members of every faith to join in a global movement to protect the world’s children.”

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The Nobel committee honored ICAN for its efforts to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons under international law through the U.N.
“Most survivors suffer from severe anxiety or guilt.”

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A fun and furry way to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said that IS militants began committing genocide against Yezidis and Christians in Iraq in 2014, and "three years later, they are still not receiving the assistance they need from the United States and so their survival in their anci...

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October 5, 1PM

“Celebrating Columbus Day does not honor their story and their struggle and their history; it insults it.”

12 PM

Long before Pope Francis articulated in “Laudato Si’” a comprehensive Catholic call to care for the physical environment, Agape members were focused on treading lightly on the earth and combining a contemplative lifestyle with frontline environmenta...

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Jason Isbell wants to be a better man and he uses his songs as a road map to get there.
"Any unbaptized person may be baptized. The church has not spoken further than that, whether the person is transgender or not"
Representatives from Facebook and Microsoft called for increased cooperation to develop, share and utilize digital tools to prevent and stop abuse.

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As the celebration becomes more cultural than religious, will Little Italy be able to preserve the festival's Catholic roots?

8AM

Hef the man stopped mattering to the culture decades ago, but Hef the symbol still does.
According to Catholic social tradition, paying taxes is part of the way Catholic citizens contribute to the common good.
The pope was speaking on Oct. 5 at an assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
Is 'pro-life' an appeal or an accusation?
America readers have a pretty positive view of social media.

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“People come here because they are hungry, but they don’t know that they’re hungry for God.”
Looking back on the last five years at America and forward to changes to come
Undocumented women face special challenges when they report domestic abuse, but they now have a champion in Pope Francis
Two crucial words from Rainer Maria Rilke’s 'Letters to a Young Poet' are missing from John Paul II’s 'Letter to Artists': sex and solitude.

October 4, 2PM

Tom Petty died on Monday at age 66, and anyone who knows me well understands that it is a personal loss.

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Supongo que estos días la prensa trae tantas malas noticias como habitualmente, pero se me hacen más que de costumbre. ¿Será que estoy más sensible con esto de la llegada del fresco del otoño y la nostalgia del verano que se fue? No sé. La cosa es ...

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Being human does not get any harder than when there is a rupture between meaning and love

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Cardinal Parolin said that “the sexual abuse of minors constitutes a very vast and widespread phenomenon."
Cardinal Parolin said that “the sexual abuse of minors constitutes a very vast and widespread phenomenon."

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We need to revisit the views of this 16th-century reformer on hospitality now more than ever.

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The pre-synod meeting will be an opportunity for the church to listen to the hopes and concerns of young men and women.
American horror is a God-drenched genre, and many of the essential films in the genre are explicitly Catholic.
Christians are not "prophets of doom" but rather missionaries of hope

October 3, 2PM

We have seen an epochal change in the image of a Catholic priest in North America.

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Putting Francis of Assisi, Francis de Sales, and Pope Francis in conversation.

12 PM

“Faces Places” presents two modern artists rolling through southern France in a truck, a high-tech rolling photo-art laboratory.

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Adjunct faculty feel as if they have second-class status, but the real culprit is escalating costs at tuition-dependent universities.
Celebrated the Sunday before the opening of the Supreme Court's term, the annual Mass invokes the Holy Spirit upon those who are responsible for the administration of justice.

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Blessed Cristobal, along with two other indigenous Tlaxcalteca youths, Blessed Antonio and Blessed Juan, will be canonized Oct. 15 at the Vatican
Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean-Lonueuil, Quebec, said a possible papal visit was not a major topic at the bishops' plenary gathering Sept. 25-29, but reconciliation with indigenous people remains high on the conference's agenda.
Last month, Jason Stockley, the white police office who killed Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, was acquitted. How did the city of St. Louis respond?

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Divestment from fossil fuels is one way to "look at how one applies the teachings" of "Laudato Si'."
A Roman Catholic diocese that students and spectators cannot kneel or otherwise protest when the national anthem is played.

October 2, 12 PM

“It’s not about scaremongering. It’s about protecting children from abuse on the internet.”

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'We don’t talk enough about people’s struggles with the rosary. What can we do to help them?'
For inmates, incarceration is their punishment. But in the library, we focus on rehabilitation.
Spanish police tried to shut down polling places and fired rubber bullets to prevent Catalans from voting in the Oct. 1 referendum for independence.

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I am sad over the loss of life, tired of excuses for the loss of life, and angry that we are paralyzed by the loss of life.

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Pope Francis urged them to oppose "one-way streets of exasperated individualism" and "the dead ends of corruption."

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The pope “offers the promise of his prayers for the injured and for all who have died, entrusting them to the merciful love of Almighty God.”

September 29, 1PM

He is putting his whole hood/ over the hyssop, lowering his bone nose/ for the scent.

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Barton Cross, a Navy serviceman, was taken prisoner by the Japanese in 1942. Then his brothers tried to get him back.

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Catholic social teaching does not allow us to consider immigration in the abstract; we must recognize that human beings migrate for legitimate reasons.
Rushdie is a writer keen to take on big, messy matters—and few are bigger or messier these days than American life at home and abroad.

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A pioneering international congress on the risks to children in the digital world will be hosted by the Jesuit-run Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, from Oct. 3 to 6.
An arrest warrant has been issued in Canada for Msgr. Carlo Capella, the Vatican diplomat recalled from service in Washington in late August, who already was the subject of a Vatican criminal investigation involving child pornography.

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The archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael help encourage and accompany Christians on life's journey and defend them from the devil, Pope Francis said.

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In the aftermath of the Sept. 19 earthquake, nearly every colorful and picturesque church is fractured and security perimeters make sure congregants cannot access them. Residents fear more might still tumble.
About 100,000 Christians -- among them more than 60,000 Syriac Catholics -- were expelled from the Ninevah Plain by the Islamic State group in the summer of 2014 as the militants campaigned to expand their reach into Iraq.

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"'The truth will set you free': Fake news and journalism for peace" will be the theme of the church's celebration of World Communications Day 2018.

September 28, 1PM

Catholic Extension’s gift is meant to ensure that the spiritual needs of those suffering can also be met.

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Congress has until March 5 to pass legislation to help immigrants who are currently shielded from deportation by the program.
“Hugh Hefner, a Chicago man, keeps sending us copies of his magazine, Playboy.”

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Speaker Ryan will deliver the keynote address next month at the Al Smith dinner.

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In an interview with America, Sister Normal Pimental talks about her involvement with Pope Francis' "Share the Journey" campaign.
'Amoris Laetitia' is built on traditional Thomist morality, Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits in Colombia.

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When you only listen to one story, you neglect so many others.

September 27, 1PM

Australian bishops’ group urges a rejection of same-sex marriage in a national referendum, but other church leaders tell voters to follow their consciences.
Jesús plantea para ellos dos posibles actitudes: 1) el que conoce, pero rechaza de primeras seguir al Señor; 2) el que aparenta seguir los mandamientos y por dentro hace lo que le da la gana. Los dos son hijos, los dos conocen su responsabilidad, los do...

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The Canadian cardinal, who serves as the Vatican's prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, told Canadian bishops the document does not signal "changes to doctrine or to sacramental discipline," but represents a pastoral approach that takes into considera...
Lots of people get crusty as they age. Only the saints get slippery.

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To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday and to mark the 70th anniversary of its consecration to Mary, Canada's three cardinals led the nation's bishops in a ceremony Sept. 26 to re-consecrate the nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The archbishop explained that women are "too often undervalued" and vulnerable to discrimination, not only when they are part of an ethnic, religious or linguistic minority, but for simply being women.

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On the particular genius of F. Scott Fitzgerald
"This is a cruel and inhumane decision," said Jeanne Atkinson, CLINIC's executive director. "There is absolutely no need to send people who are living peacefully, raising their children and contributing to the American economy and society back to a countr...

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Paul McCartney’s concert was a much-needed reminder that joy and beauty and love are not crushed by darkness.

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"It's an avalanche of disasters, one disaster after another disaster."
He lives in infinity, and his voice is/ an octave higher than silence.
Suzy Hansen’s ‘Notes on a Foreign Country’ is not a romantic ‘Eat Pray Love’-style tale of self-discovery.

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The Caritas campaign is calling for a week of prayer and action for the world’s 66 million forcibly displaced people, running from Oct. 7 through 13.
The Caritas campaign is calling for a week of prayer and action for the world’s 66 million forcibly displaced people, running from Oct. 7 through 13.

September 26, 11AM

The government response in Mexico City has been swift, but surrounding towns devastated by last week's earthquake are frustrated by the slow arrival of aid.
Speaking at the United Nations, the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, said the “world is awash” with weapons.

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“The trigger to violence and the aggressive response are lamentable,” Cardinal Bo said in his carefully worded statement.

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The 1973 “Exorcist” was deliberately unsensational, and that’s why it was a sleep-robber.
Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests.
Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children fathered by Roman Catholic priests.
F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed the American dream primarily through its failures to bring happiness to his main characters.
I struggle with how to think of this little being whose life outside the womb was not to be.

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Blaine founded SNAP in 1988, years after she was abused as an 8th grader by a Toledo, Ohio, priest who taught at the Catholic school she attended, according to the organization's website. Her pleas for help to Toledo's bishop were ignored. The group gaine...
The "revolting reality" of recent wars shows just how urgent it is that the international community act to protect religious minorities in situations of conflict, a top Vatican official told the U.N. General Assembly.

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The saints and heroes of our faith have much to teach us about our contemporary political context.
300 Words a Minute, and Going Nowhere: High School Debate Today.

September 25, 1PM

For Canada’s 150th anniversary, which has been met with frustration by indigenous people, the Jesuits had another dialogue in mind.
Thousands of volunteers and rescue squads have flooded Mexico City, where workers, electricians, nurses, students and others work side by side to save the last victims and bring relief to the survivors.
The cardinal said while the world is "ever ready to headline the flaws of the church," the dynamic changes when "her loyal members are more than willing to own up to them."
The failure is not one of communication; it is one of charity. The pope wants us to debate. I say: Do it better.
Beauty is the medium through which Kate Hennessy describes her mother and grandmother.

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Wriggly children are not the only reason my fellow millennials are missing from the pews.
Wriggly children are not the only reason my fellow millennials are missing from the pews.

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Hurricane Maria is a reminder that this two-tiered system of American citizenship is neither democratic nor tenable.

September 24, 10AM

September 23, 4PM

A group of lay theologians and clergy opposed “Amoris Laetitia” have released a letter “correcting” Pope Francis, part of an ongoing effort directed against the pope’s focus on pastoral outreach to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

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Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, the archbishop of Dhaka, has described the recent attack on the Rohingya community in Myanmar, as “a crime against humanity.”

September 22, 1PM

This year the Grand Bargain on refugees seems increasingly fragile.

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The earthquake feels like yet another crisis tearing at our transnational families. The earthquake was a natural disaster, but the many ways American society fails to value the lives of foreigners, of immigrants, of its own citizens, because of their skin...
“It is good to rediscover our history and welcome the diversity of the people in the United States.”

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Pope Francis said he is worried that even Catholics are arguing against accepting more migrants and refugees into their communities, and they often cite an ill-defined "'moral obligation' to preserve the original cultural and religious identity" of their ...

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The courageous witness of 'unarmed prophet' Ben Salmon—precisely one century ago—anticipated a major development in Catholic doctrine on war and peace,.
On this week's jesuitical, we talk with Catholic rockstar, Audrey Assad.

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In the aftermath of two earthquakes in the span of two weeks in Mexico church-based relief agencies have been on the ground providing food, shelter and repairs.
Reports of a girl trapped in the rubble of a collapsed school in Mexico City captured the world's attention, but the story was created by bad journalistic and government practices.

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Sister Marita Rother really didn't get to know her brother, Father Stanley Rother, as a priest until she visited him in Guatemala in the 1970s.

September 21, 2PM

Today's parable challenges anyone today with a position of leadership in the church.

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The American College of Physicians called for better promotion of palliative and hospice care, which opponents of physician-assisted suicide say are underutilized areas of medicine that could address concerns of patients facing difficult illnesses.

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"We have a priest who makes everyone feel welcome, says Mass with great reverence and gives meaningful homilies"
Any willingness to cooperate across party lines is praiseworthy. Unfortunately, brinkmanship remains the preferred legislative strategy.

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When a pope issues a document “motu proprio,” it means he does so by his own motivation, and it can mean a significant change to church law.
“Civilization,” wrote John Courtney Murray, S.J., “is formed by men locked together in argument. From this dialogue, the community becomes a political community.” Can we still say this today?
Everybody feels like they’re no good at least some of the time. Everybody feels, at some point, like no one is listening. But in Christ, everything good, true and beautiful is worth expressing, even if no one seems to hear.
The bullfight enacts the human drama each of us participates in.

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"We often hear faithful Catholics who see mercy at work and ask, 'Why?'"
I no longer say she committed suicide, because she did not commit a sin or a crime.
A los ojos de Dios lo que cuenta es que, a fin de cuentas, todos los invitados a trabajar, se pusieron manos a la obra. Benditos aquellos que lo hicieron desde el amanecer porque estuvieron prontos a construir el reino desde temprano y porque, gracias a s...

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Pope Francis promised "zero tolerance" in his remarks to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
The Gospel passage this week finds Jesus still in the Temple, warning the chief priests and elders that their time is running out.

September 20, 2PM

All the dioceses in Mexico were collecting food, water and other necessities for victims of the quakes and were seeking economic support from inside and outside the country.

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The moment we begin to measure, we know nothing of love, know nothing of God.

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There is only so much room—in our houses, in our hearts. At some point, we have got to let go.

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A new book situates the Legion within the shameful history of French colonialism.

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Pope Francis continues to spread his message of Christian hope, aiming especially to reach and inspire young people.
Francis mowed the lawn of the Rose Garden Sept. 15, maintaining his concentration even as cameras flashed and the president himself came to check on the young man's progress.
Mexican church leaders react to a devastating earthquake as improvised efforts bring ordinary Mexicans together to lend a helping hand.

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El Viernes Santo, viernes de la Cruz, conmemoramos el hecho histórico de la crucifixión de Jesucristo y, además, conectamos con el profundo sentido espiritual de ese día, pues fue cuando de facto se produjo nuestra redención.
"May our mother, the Virgin of Guadalupe, with great tenderness be near the beloved Mexican nation," the pope said in Spanish Sept. 20 during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt says that the image of a God who suffers with us can play a role in helping people recover.
The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt says that the image of a God who suffers with us can play a role in helping people recover.

September 19, 2PM

For those who still want to believe that a full JFK presidency would surely have led to an American Camelot, this book is not for you.
John F. Kennedy’s austere brand of patriotism still shines.

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Church leaders call for peace amidst demonstrations against the acquittal of a white police officer in the murder of an African-American man.

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A Colombian Jesuit reflects on the visit of Pope Francis to his country.
“The health of the American people is incredibly important...you just don’t railroad something through, something you’ve just whipped together in the last couple of weeks.”
“The health of the American people is incredibly important...you just don’t railroad something through, something you’ve just whipped together in the last couple of weeks.”

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The absurdity of "BoJack Horseman" offers an unrelenting, often devastating look into our own humanity.
Pope Francis reminds us that we must "cleanse, heal and restore" the sinner, including those returning to society from prisons.

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Catholic leaders respond forcefully to reports that an indigenous group was massacred to make way for illegal gold mining in the Amazon, casting blame on the Brazilian government.
The court is scheduled to hear cases relating to immigration, religious freedom, federalism, voting, employee rights and federal court jurisdiction over foreign governments and corporations.

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The mandate for the new institute has “Amoris Laetitia” as its lodestar.
The mandate for the new institute has “Amoris Laetitia” as its lodestar.
Is my hunger for publicity closing the door to a contemplative life?

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11 Peruvian sisters formed a rock band in a convent and are taking the gospel on tour.

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Perhaps it is an odd moment for Lutheran fan mail. Yet, ever since you became the Bishop of Rome in 2013, I have become increasingly convinced that you are the pope that Luther was looking for 500 years ago. Here are four reasons why.

September 18, 3PM

Trolls are preying on weakness as much as—or more than—hunting for supposed transgressions against orthodoxy.

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The attacks on ‘Building a Bridge’ tap into long-standing bigotry within the church and U.S. culture against members of the L.G.B.T. community.

12 PM

An event at Georgetown University commemorates the 500th year of the Protestant reformation with a discussion on the progress of Catholic-Lutheran ecumenical efforts, revealing both remaining tensions and improved relations.

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An Indian Catholic priest recounts how he kept his faith alive during his long captivity after his capture in a violent attack that also left 4 Nuns dead.

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The church's reproach, while so far delivered diplomatically, raises the question of whether the ruling Law and Justice party could be at risk of losing some of its wide support among believers in a country where nine out of 10 citizens identify as Cathol...
Probably most Americans can agree that Confederate monuments should never have been erected, but dismantling them is a different story for many citizens.
It is not only Anaheim, but Southern California as a whole that finds itself in the midst of a homelessness emergency.

September 16, 4PM

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Due to “increasing negative feedback from various social media sites, the decision was made to withdraw the invitation extended to Father Martin.”

September 15, 3PM

Cardinal Nichols later issued a statement to express his horror at the fifth terrorist attack in the U.K. this year. "I am dismayed at yet another cowardly attack on innocent people, including young children, as they were commuting to work and school this...

12 PM

Finn’s songs somehow manage to avoid cheap nihilism in favor of a palpable sense of mercy.
Caribbean islands rarely get the Anderson Cooper treatment on cable news.

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Rock star Craig Finn, frontman of The Hold Steady, talks about his Catholic faith.

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Yance Ford's "Strong Island" chronicles the death of the director's brother, William Ford Jr., in April of 1992.
Yance Ford's "Strong Island" chronicles the death of the director's brother, William Ford Jr., in April of 1992.

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Papal authority has expanded dramatically over the last 150 years. But our age has seen something new—informal papal teachings meant as pastoral encouragements more than doctrinal clarifications.
One day we may see one of their bylines in The New Yorker. One day these men will be released from prison.

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A Vatican priest working in the Holy See's embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. officials flagged possible violations of child pornography laws.
A Vatican priest working in the Holy See's embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. officials flagged possible violations of child pornography laws.

September 14, 1PM

Mrs. Clinton writes that a TED Talk given by Pope Francis earlier this year helped her move beyond anger following her unexpected loss to Donald Trump.
A chainsaw-wielding sister is just the latest viral sensation.
From calling legislators to organizing parish activities, you can mobilize on behalf of vulnerable undocumented youths.

12 PM

Belgian religious order defies orders from Rome, setting up a confrontation over doctrine.
The "Laudato Si" Observatory will attempt to measure how countries are living up to the famous Papal encyclical on the environment.

11AM

Catholic organizations tackle the challenges of recovery in Florida.

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“I believe that we who want peace are in the majority, even if it is imperfect.”

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Pope Francis' absence was widely noted as tensions over the liturgy continue within the Church.

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The fight for the Dreamers is a fight for every immigrant.

September 13, 12 PM

"Stand your ground" laws typically expand the historic reach of the “castle doctrine,” the right in English common law to defending one’s own property.
Elizabeth Strout’s new short story collection offers an array of poignant case studies portraying this legacy of trauma.

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The experience of being surrounded by the saints at the Latin Mass was one of the most profound spiritual experiences of my teenage years.

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Sin rips apart the soul. Draw your image as best you can.
“Our vision is growth. We’re the largest archdiocese in the country, largest Catholic school system in the country, and we still feel like we’re underserving our population."
“Our vision is growth. We’re the largest archdiocese in the country, largest Catholic school system in the country, and we still feel like we’re underserving our population."

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Catholic Priest Tom Uzhunnalil met with Pope Francis a day after his release from captivity.

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As coverage of Hurricane Irma grew, I was transported back to family trips down to Florida.
A Florida Nun helps with the Hurricane recovery efforts her own way.
Canada's Development and Peace has launched impressive public education projects and worked on advocacy campaigns and thousands of economic and community development projects on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Father Don McCarthy shares memories of his friend Father Stanley Rother, who was martyred in Guatemala.

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U.S. Catholic bishops react to recent hurricanes and urge Catholics to respond generously.
For nearly 20 years, the United States was severely divided by race, and a generational split not seen since the Civil War.
For nearly 20 years, the United States was severely divided by race, and a generational split not seen since the Civil War.

September 12, 2PM

Francis' black eye provides a powerful metaphor for his ecclesial and personal style.
Francis' black eye provides a powerful metaphor for his ecclesial and personal style.

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"Magnum Principium," the new apostolic letter released motu proprio by Pope Francis, is returning authority to regional bishops' conferences in matters of liturgical translation. But why and how?
"Magnum Principium," the new apostolic letter released motu proprio by Pope Francis, is returning authority to regional bishops' conferences in matters of liturgical translation. But why and how?

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What would my students think about Islam if they learned about the religion by way of cable news?

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Nosotros somos los receptores y beneficiarios del plan salvífico de Dios; nosotros somos quienes recibimos la salvación. Es difícil vivir como Dios nos pide, pero no hay excusas.

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A Catholic priest is being recognized for his efforts to support California's migrant farmworker community.

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Members of Myanmar's minority Rohingya group face violence even as they flee the country as the humanitarian situation turns desperate.

6AM

Neither the Republican or Democratic party can be the home of the Catholic voter.
Sincere questions for my friends on both sides of the immigration debate
Sincere questions for my friends on both sides of the immigration debate

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The government of Oman assisted in finding and rescuing Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil.

September 11, 2PM

A new introduction could plant seeds in children that will perhaps flower later in life.

1PM

Huerta’s lack of recognition is certainly not due to a lack of proximity to power; she stood alongside giants of American history.

11AM

The two-hour film portrays the "simple monk" Martin Luther as more of a Catholic than he is generally thought to be.

8AM

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke about human rights concerns around the world, highlighting in particular the targeting of Myanmar's Rohingya minority.
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke about human rights concerns around the world, highlighting in particular the targeting of Myanmar's Rohingya minority.

7AM

Strangers from around the country find themselves facing Hurricane Irma together in a High School turned shelter.
"We cannot allow the destruction of lives to become normal. We cannot govern the nation by killing. We cannot foster a humane and decent Filipino culture by killing."

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Church leaders react to the massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake which struck off of the Mexican coast, leaving death and destruction in Guatemala and southern Mexico.
Pope Francis said that being pro-life included being pro-family in the case of Dreamers, and strongly argued for listening to scientists on climate change.
Pope Francis said that being pro-life included being pro-family in the case of Dreamers, and strongly argued for listening to scientists on climate change.
Pope Francis said that being pro-life included being pro-family in the case of Dreamers, and strongly argued for listening to scientists on climate change.

September 10, 9AM

Pope Francis was injured when the popemobile braked suddenly.
Pope Francis said saints like Peter Claver “invite us to work to promote the dignity of all our brothers and sisters, particularly the poor and the excluded of society."

September 9, 7PM

Can we now, at long last, begin to talk frankly and openly about the problems with the translation?

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Cardinal Cupich said the pope is making clear that Vatican II documents are authoritative and permanent.

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“The church in Colombia is called to commit itself, with greater boldness, to forming missionary disciples.”

11AM

This latest document may not be a bombshell but it is certainly a significant change in direction with regard to who has responsibility for liturgical translations.

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These changes rebalance the relationship between the Vatican and local bishops' conferences in favor of greater local control.
These changes rebalance the relationship between the Vatican and local bishops' conferences in favor of greater local control.

September 8, 12 PM

What stays with me in reading Ashbery is the sense of existential loneliness beneath the linguistic play and multiple voices. 
The pope's third day in Colombia included a Mass for 600,000 and a prayer service with victims from both sides of the half-century armed conflict,.
The pope's third day in Colombia included a Mass for 600,000 and a prayer service with victims from both sides of the half-century armed conflict,.

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"The Good Catholic," out in theaters today, tells the story of an idealistic young priest, Daniel who is happy in his work, unhappy in his faith.

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Jesuit and other Catholic academic leaders are ready to protect the Dreamers in their communities from deportation forces.

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Yvonne Orji plays Molly on HBO's "Insecure."
Colombia has lived for more than 50 years with an absurd war, but there is a way forward out of the darkness,
Hit hard by flooding, a Catholic parish in Houston surveys the damage and continues to practice their faith.

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Hurricane Irma leaves a trail of devastation as Church leaders respond to the crisis.

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The decision is being hailed as a significant victory by the New York State Catholic Conference.
September 8 is the traditional feast day for St. Peter Claver, the "apostle to the slaves" and patron saint of Colombia; he is also often recognized as the patron saint of Catholic ministry to African-Americans in the United States. What do we know about...
‘You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.’ (Mt 20:4)
Matthew recognized God at work when John drew in sinners and Jesus attracted Gentiles.

September 7, 2PM

Mr. Bannon said he believes the Catholic Church has been “terrible” to Mr. Trump on the issue of immigration.
Game of Thrones actor Jonathan Price will play Pope Francis in the upcoming Netflix film.
Three Democratic senators had pointed questions about the Catholic faith of judicial nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

12 PM

In our search for viable economic models, we would do well to look to the cooperatives and collective enterprises that have worked well elsewhere, including some surprisingly long-lived examples from northern Italy.

11AM

On Sept. 23, Fr. Stanley Francis Rother will become the first U.S.-born priest to be beatified.

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Remembering the church’s call to solidarity, a C.R.S. official asks only that as Americans reach out to assist their fellow citizens they continue to remember “our brothers and sisters around the world who are also in need.”
Catholic leaders and organizations support legislative efforts to allow medical professionals to object to being involved in an abortion.
“There has been too much hatred and vengeance,” he told political, civic and religious leaders.
“Help us, your elders, not grow accustomed to pain and death.”
“Jesus scatters and destroys all this darkness with the command he gives to Peter” to “put out into the deep sea.”
Hours after the announced the end of DACA President Trump appeared to backtrack and leave open the possibility of revisiting DACA if Congress cannot pass legislation to protect Dreamers.

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Sixty-two percent of America’s reader sample said Confederate statues should be removed from public spaces.
Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes the Catholic Church has been “terrible” to Mr. Trump on the issue of immigration, accusing bishops of supporting immigrants out of “economic interest.”
On Twitter, the president even called him an “American Patriot.”

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Why exchange one brand of Christianity for another with similar hang-ups?

September 6, 2PM

Corregir nos implica personalmente en la vida del otro y en la colaboración en su salvación. Si no lo corrijo, se perderá.

11AM

‘I hope that we overcome the fratricidal conflict that has marked the history of our country for two centuries.’

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Dios Creador, te pedimos que calmes el viento y las olas del huracán que se aproxima, y que protejas de todo daño a los que se encuentran en su paso.
We cannot be human, cannot be ourselves, without other human beings.

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“This trip is special because it is a visit to help Colombia to continue forward on the path of peace.”
“This trip is special because it is a visit to help Colombia to continue forward on the path of peace.”
“This trip is special because it is a visit to help Colombia to continue forward on the path of peace.”
Residents of coastal towns return to find toppled RV’s, convenience stores without roofs and furniture scattered over the road.
A mattress store owner, motivated by his Catholic faith, opened his business to evacuees from Hurricane Harvey and quickly became one of the crisis' heroes and a symbol of Houston's resilience.

7AM

In today’s culture a routine engagement of religion in a movie is not so ordinary.

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Catholic Charities leads humanitarian and relief efforts across Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Students took up the call to be “men for others” in the wake of the storm.

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Back in 1991, close to nine in 10 Catholics in the United States were white. Today, that number is down to 55 percent—and that percentage will continue to drop.
Back in 1991, close to nine in 10 Catholics in the United States were white. Today, that number is down to 55 percent—and that percentage will continue to drop.

September 5, 2PM

Colombia has been torn by armed conflict since 1964, and drug-trafficking related to cocaine production is a major problem.

12 PM

Swaziland's police commissioner praised the Diocese of Manzini and Bishop José Luis Ponce de Leon for organizing marches to help in "the fight against crime."

11AM

Despite being a frequent target of violence by the left-wing and officially atheist rebels, the church has pushed for peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness in Colombia, but not all Colombians agree.

10AM

In today’s culture a routine engagement of religion in a movie is not so ordinary.

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Reacting to the move to end DACA, the bishops said, “Today, our nation has done the opposite of how Scripture calls us to respond. It is a step back from the progress that we need to make as a country.”
Reacting to the move to end DACA, the bishops said, “Today, our nation has done the opposite of how Scripture calls us to respond. It is a step back from the progress that we need to make as a country.”
Pope Francis addressed the Shalom community in his native Spanish and warns against the narcissism bred by consumer culture.

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"We are called to be heralds of peace" says Pope Francis to interfaith religious leaders as tensions on the Korean Peninsula increase.
From its inception, the abolition of human death and aging has been one of the goals of transhumanism.

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A Vatican official condemns the lack of safe and legal channels for migration, citing the dependency that creates among migrants on smugglers and human traffickers who may exploit them.

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DACA is a small and imperfect step in realizing what we Christians assert as truth about the dignity of all.
Young adult Catholics suffer from lacking a community of other young adults, but we fundamentally suffer from a lack of a wider Catholic community. A parish can offer that — even without the hip young adult group.

September 4, 7PM

Ms. Berry talks about her father's work as a farmer and writer, and what it means to live "sanely and consciously."

September 1, 1PM

The Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, visited Russia from Aug. 20 to 24, upon an invitation from Russian state and church authorities.

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Berry is an advocate of small farms, rural communities and Judeo-Christian values like kindness.
A leader in ecumenical relations, Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor served as Catholic chairman of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission for two decades.
Five years after his death, remembering the Jesuit cardinal and his close connection with the youth of Milan

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Join Fr. James Martin for an evening of lively conversation about the relationship between the Catholic Church and LGBT. The livestream begins at 6:30pm ET on Tues., Sept. 5, 2017.

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Kenya's highest court finds irregularities in the vote tally from this summer's election, orders new vote within 60 days.

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Latin American towns, like their exemplars in Spain, reflect in their organization the way the inhabitants lived together as a people.

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The ruling Communist Party is again telling members that atheism remains a core value, not to be transgressed.

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While their message is a general appeal, it would seem to be addressed to the administration of President Trump, which has taken the decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

August 31, 4PM

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, the Cardinal Sarah says the church must proclaim that homosexuality is “at odds with nature.”

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In an extended interview, the pope shares hitherto unknown aspects of his personal life and his vision of the world.
“I cannot compare it to anything,” Donna Markham, O.P., president of Catholic Charities USA, says of the storm. “The expanse of it…it is bigger than Katrina. The loss of life has not been as great as Katrina, but the damage is just monumental.”

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The new guy at America's office discovers technology passed him by.
Proponents say the program will help to provide scholarships for 6,000 to 10,000 students in religious and other private schools statewide.

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Immigrants face prejudice and hate-filled laws, but a devastating hurricane caused people of all races and religions to open their doors to the stranger.

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The enemy is not so much public misunderstanding as indifference and helplessness, Ron Powers writes.
People often say Islam needs an Enlightenment, but the Islamic Enlightenment has already happened, Christopher de Bellaigue writes.

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"The entire social pact is built around work. This is the core of the problem. Because when you do not work, or you work badly, you work little or you work too much, it is democracy that enters into crisis, and the entire social pact."

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What were once church-dividing teachings no longer define the majority of American Protestant belief.
Pope Francis "trusts that the immense and immediate needs of so many individuals and communities will continue to inspire a vast outpouring of solidarity and mutual aid in the best traditions of the nation."

August 30, 1PM

The thing you hear again and again about Diana is that like Pope Francis, she “saw” the people around her.
Catholic leaders voice alarm that the president will end the DACA program protecting undocumented individuals brought to the U.S. as children.

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Jesus calls forth our loving gifts, though, apart from him, they can never rise to meet the lofty love of God.

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An estimated 7,000 men, women and children, primarily Haitians, have entered Canada over the summer since U.S. President Donald Trump ended a program offering temporary asylum to Haitians displaced by that nation's 2010 earthquake.
The forthcoming joint message will ask people of all faiths "to adopt a respectful and responsible approach toward creation."
One shocked priest showed the damage to his water-filled church on Facebook Live.
Archbishop Gomez suggested that the collection be taken during Masses the weekend of Sept. 2-3 or Sept. 9-10.

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Solemos decir que el amor es ciego, pero no es verdad. Mucho más ciego es el odio...

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Throughout the Gospels, Jesus is like an "arsonist," the pope said, setting people's hearts ablaze.

August 29, 12 PM

Despite the fall of apartheid in 1994 and the reconciliatory tone set by the country’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, the demon of racism is very much alive here.
With the E.P.A. under threat, Catholics should remember our responsibility to protect all of the earth’s most vulnerable inhabitants.

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To “Make America Great Again” or “#resist,” we must begin by not permitting a few voices vying for power to divide and conquer our consciousness.
The sheriff is the personification of law enforcement behaving lawlessly.

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Nafta has been the world’s most valuable trade deal, and its consequences are more deeply felt in Mexico than in the United States or Canada.

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Mr. Spicer, a Catholic, had expressed a desire to meet Pope Francis in May, but he was left off the list of U.S. officials who accompanied President Trump to the Vatican.
The first step in an evangelizing relationship is that the evangelizer be evangelized.

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The pope said that church teaching can contribute to a more humane and just society, but only if the church is allowed a voice in answering "the great questions of society in our time."

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"Clearly, the harm alleged by Transco outweighs this harm alleged by the Adorers," the court opinion read.

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The sentences made the young activists Hong Kong’s first political prisoners under Chinese rule and prompted a massive street protest on Aug. 20.

August 28, 2PM

The tornado touched down, damaging at least 50 houses, shredding roofs and windows, snapping hallowed oak trees "like toothpicks" and flipping fences.

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Cardinal Parolin said he had seen the most recent video attributed to Islamic State in which the pope and Vatican are threatened.

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Did Pope Francis snub Latin-Mass goers? Or is he taking their concerns seriously? 

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No one will be surprised to know that our Jesuit family is responding generously.
With his speech last week, Pope Francis has definitively and unequivocally put his weight behind a liturgical movement.

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Climate change is the real battle before us, a battle quite possibly against extinction. It sounds ridiculously fantastic to put it like that; if only we had dragons and a Night King to help us believe.

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Francis will be the first pope to visit Myanmar, a majority Buddhist country of some 55 million people
It's been difficult to gauge the extent of the damage and the number of people who need help.

August 27, 7AM

His words would appear to be a gentle but firm reminder especially to the minority of Catholics who are challenging his authority.

August 25, 12 PM

An ad hoc committee to deal with racism in society and in the church may lead to the first pastoral letter on racism written by U.S. bishops since 1979

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This week, we talk with Lino Rulli, host of "The Catholic Guy" on Sirius XM.

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Bishops in Ireland have created detailed guidelines to address the plight of children born to Catholic priests and the women who bear them.

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El entramado espiritual, religioso, social y político del cristianismo se basa en la pregunta sobre el misterio de cada uno de nosotros. La comprensión que cada persona tiene de sí misma es lo que determina su cercanía o alejamiento del Reino de Dios....

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Three times zones, 17 states and 6,891 highway miles. Could be magic, could be tragic.

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We who trust in God’s grace will discover no limits to our own mercy.
God is at work enabling the church to reconcile the estranged, to restore ties of affection among people and to pray for the realization of God’s dreams.

August 24, 1PM

"Polina," which premieres in the United States Aug. 25, focuses on what it means to find one’s calling in life, particularly one called to dance

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If we forget we live in a fallen world we are at risk of using patriotism to replace God.

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There are tens of thousands of Jewish-Catholic intermarriages in the United States, and a good number of them involve partners with strong commitments to their separate traditions.
Police evicted hundreds of refugees from the building Aug. 19. About 100 people, mostly Eritreans and Ethiopians with official refugee status, had been camping in a public square outside the building since then.
I have found that it is unproductive to force theological ideas into the minds of students despite their disinterest.

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America's readers view military intervention as often necessary - with genocide as the most cited reason - but always a tough moral call.

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The reform of the liturgy introduced by Vatican II is here to stay.
Presuming we are unwilling to outlaw these spectacles, we must mend what we will not end.
If Seamus Heaney “digs” with his pen, Alexie sews with his.
I grew up recognizing foreign as familiar, global as local and diverse as approximating perfection.
Cardinal Cupich of Chicago visited McAllen, Texas, to grant $100,000 for a new building to provide services for asylum seekers.

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The meeting included "an exchange of views on various themes, both international and relating to bilateral relations."

August 23, 1PM

There are not many moments in our worship when our bodies are not being used to say something about what we believe.

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