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  • Prince Charles to attend Newman's canonization in Rome

    Vatican City, Sep 16, 2019 CNA.- Prince Charles will attend the canonization of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman next month. The heir to the British throne will travel to Rome to witness the canonization Mass of the first non-martyr English saint since the Reformation.

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  • Not all Catholics 'get' social justice, experts say

    PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- The term "social justice" is on the lips of many pastoral leaders these days. Dioceses, parishes and religious congregations usually have some sort of social justice coordinator, who advocates for faith-based responses to issues such as immigration, racism, poverty or climate change. But for all the discussion and outreach, do Catholics in the pews actually understand what social justice means?

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  • Irish abuse survivor disappointed with global reforms, accountability

    BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Clergy sexual abuse survivor Marie Collins kicked off a five-city U.S. speaking tour on "The Catholic Tipping Point" in Baltimore Sept. 10, noting that she is disappointed with the results of the Vatican summit on child protection and efforts toward accountability and transparency.

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  • Diocese of Rochester, N.Y., files bankruptcy

    GATES, N.Y. (CNS) -- In the wake of nearly 50 lawsuits filed against it since New York's Child Victims Act took effect Aug. 14, the Diocese of Rochester filed for reorganization Sept. 12, under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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  • Vatican officials offer guidance for German church gathering

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The German bishops' plans for a two-year process of consultation and deliberation on key issues facing the Catholic Church must conform to universal church law and must be approved by the pope, said the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

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  • Cardinal O'Malley speaks out on immigration crisis

    BOSTON (CNS) -- In an op-ed published in The Boston Globe Sept. 9, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley called for spirit of "civility and charity" in resolving the question of immigration and said that the country's deep division on the issue has "produced severe human consequences."

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  • Lugira named Cathedral High principal

    SOUTH END -- Cathedral High School in Boston's South End, this week announced that Nampeera Lugira has been named the school's new principal. In this leadership position, Lugira will help to further the school's definitive focus on providing students with the highest educational opportunities and the proper tools for 21st-century learning.

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  • Quincy's Friends of the Unborn celebrates 35 years

    QUINCY -- Though Hurricane Dorian had threatened to bring rain on Sept. 7, the sun broke through for Friends of the Unborn's 35th anniversary celebration. Friends of the Unborn is a maternity home and program in Quincy where mothers can stay throughout their pregnancies and up until their children are a year old. Residents can take on-site life skills, parenting, and enrichment classes. The program provides not only shelter but also assistance in applying for housing and planning education and career advancement. Friends of the Unborn collaborates with social workers from many local and state agencies to help address residents' various needs, including legal assistance in court cases.

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  • Court allows Trump administration to bar asylum-seekers for now

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Supreme Court issued an unsigned order late Sept. 11 that will temporarily allow the Trump administration to enforce its new rule preventing many Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States, while the legal battle over this issue continues to work its way through the courts.

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  • Woman religious makes inroads in eradicating cholera in Haiti

    MIDDLETOWN, Ky. (CNS) -- As Sister Larraine Lauter held the tiny hand of an infant patient at a cholera clinic in Verrettes, Haiti, two years ago, she made a silent promise. "I made a promise to her, in my heart, that she wouldn't have to be back in that hospital," said Sister Lauter, an Ursuline Sister of Mount St. Joseph.

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  • Vatican authorizes 'Vos estis' investigation into Minnesota bishop Hoeppner

    Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2019 CNA.- Bishop Michael Hoeppner is the first sitting U.S. bishop to be investigated under new misconduct protocols introduced by Pope Francis earlier this year. Hoeppner, Bishop of Crookston, Minnesota, will be investigated by Minneapolis’ Archbishop Bernard Hebda, on charges that Hoeppner thwarted a police or canonical investigation of clerical sexual misconduct in his diocese.

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  • Africa trip planted new seeds of hope, pope says at audience

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Having gone to Africa as a pilgrim of peace and hope, Pope Francis said he hoped the seeds planted there by his visit would bear abundant fruit for everyone. Following in the footsteps of evangelizing saints before him, the pope said he sought to bring with him "the leaven of Christ" and his Gospel, which is "the most powerful leaven of fraternity, justice and peace for all people."

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