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Former pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

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Toronto, Ohio, Jun 18, 2018 / 03:26 am (CNA).- Every single vocation story is different, but Sr. Rita Clare (Anne) Yoches is probably one of the more unusual. Sr. Rita Clare, who this month will profess final vows with the Franciscan Sisters T.O.R. of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, was a four-time national champion professional […]

Argentina bishops: Abortion vote shows we have work to do

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 17, 2018 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Argentina said that this week’s vote in the House of Representatives to legalize abortion shows the shortcomings of both the Church and society in accompanying women and educating people. In a statement, the bishops said the vote calls them to recognize […]

Uganda bishops reject government sex-ed program

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Kampala, Uganda, Jun 17, 2018 / 06:00 am (EWTN News).- A new sex-education program created by the government of Uganda will be rejected by Christian schools unless considerable revisions are made, the Catholic bishops of the country have said. Read More: EWTN

Catholic input ‘ignored’ in Uganda’s new sex-ed program, bishops say

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Kampala, Uganda, Jun 17, 2018 / 05:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new sex-education program created by the government of Uganda will be rejected by Christian schools unless considerable revisions are made, the Catholic bishops of the country have said. While a team of Catholic experts was consulted while the program was being created, their suggestions […]

Novena for North Korea sheds light on issues beyond denuclearization

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Seoul, South Korea, Jun 16, 2018 / 03:58 pm (CNA).- Following two historic summits involving North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s bishops are calling on Catholics to pray a novena for nine specific intentions for the Korean peninsula June 17 – 25. The novena culminates on June 25, the annual “Day of Prayer […]

Christian law school loses religious freedom claim at Canadian Supreme Court

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Ottawa, Canada, Jun 16, 2018 / 03:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that law societies in the country could deny licensing to a proposed Christian law school because the school adheres to Biblical teaching on sexuality. “We are deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision,” said Paul Coleman, executive […]

Jeff Sessions says the Bible justifies family separation. Does it?

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Washington D.C., Jun 15, 2018 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The Trump administration has pointed to the Bible in justifying its “zero-tolerance immigration policy,” which includes the separation of immigrant children from their parents. According to one Catholic theology professor, though, scripture has much more to say on the topic of immigration. On June 14, Attorney […]

Papal investigators meet with laity, priests and religious of Osorno

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Osorno, Chile, Jun 15, 2018 / 02:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As part of their special mission to help bring healing to the troubled Chilean diocese of Osorno, Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu are holding several pastoral meetings this week which they say are aimed at listening. Speaking to Chilean media at the airport […]

Archbishop: Russian invasion of Ukraine is a ‘silent war’

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Rome, Italy, Jun 15, 2018 / 01:34 pm (CNA).- Speaking at the end of a closed-door meeting on religious freedom at the US Embassy to the Holy See, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Greek Catholic Ukrainian Church, stressed that “it is a matter of fact that the war in Ukraine has become a […]

New York Archdiocese announces appeal over Fulton Sheen court decision  

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New York City, N.Y., Jun 15, 2018 / 12:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of New York announced on Friday that the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral are appealing a court decision that would allow Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s body to be moved to Peoria, Ill., as his cause for beatification proceeds. The Trustees, who […]