Catholic Spirit

  • Last day in Rome includes journey through time January 19, 2020
    On our last day in Rome, our group of 25 young adults were reminded of the journey Christians have taken through history, dating back to the day Jesus died on the Cross.
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  • Trump aims to ‘even playing field’ for faith-based groups seeking grants January 18, 2020
    President Donald Trump said Jan. 16 his administration is issuing nine proposed rules to ensure the nation's faith-based service providers and organizations are not discriminated against by federal agencies' regulations or in their grant-making processes because of religion.
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  • Judge blocks Trump’s order on state refugee resettlement January 17, 2020
    A federal judge in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction Jan. 15 blocking the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order that would allow state and local government officials to reject resettling refugees in their jurisdictions.
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  • Open source: Vatican wartime archives ready for new batch of scholars January 17, 2020
    After decades of anticipation, the Vatican archives are ready to welcome, starting March 2, scores of scholars wishing to study documents related to the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII.
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  • Pope appoints first woman to Vatican foreign ministry post January 17, 2020
    Pope Francis named Francesca Di Giovanni, a longtime Vatican official, as an undersecretary in the Vatican's foreign ministry office, making her the first woman to hold a managerial position at the Vatican Secretariat of State.
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  • Pope speaks to U.S. bishops about pro-life issues, transgender ideology January 17, 2020
    Protecting human life is the "preeminent" social and political issue, Pope Francis said, and he asked the head of the U.S. bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities to convey his support to the pro-life community.
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  • A pilgrim reflects: Finding beauty in the Church January 17, 2020
    We were blessed to attend the weekly general audience with Pope Francis while on our ad limina pilgrimage with the bishop of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, and at the end of the audience we were able to take a picture with him.
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  • Bishops must listen, learn, be healed by God, archbishop says January 17, 2020
    "Our church needs leaders today who are willing to listen and learn, who are willing to be healed and to serve, who are willing to proclaim boldly what God has done for us," Archbishop Hebda said at Mass at St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
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  • President Trump issues new guidance on prayer in public schools January 17, 2020
    President Donald Trump announced his administration's new guidance on prayer in public schools during a Jan. 16 event in the Oval Office on National Religious Freedom Day.
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  • Jennifer Lahl decries exploitative fertility industry January 16, 2020
    Jennifer Lahl’s experiences as a mother of four and a registered nurse inform her work at The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. She’s looking out for young women who are exploited by the growing fertility industry, which globally is poised to exceed $52 billion in revenue in the next five years.
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