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Man punches auxiliary bishop during Mass at US church

The Mass was being celebrated in honour of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente An auxiliary bishop with the Archdiocese of Newark, in America, has been attacked during Mass. Essex County authorities say the attack occurred on Saturday at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart during an event honouring baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.

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Why Hillary Clinton failed to win over American Catholics

The abortion stance of Clinton’s running mate was a major issue for Catholic voters It was a famous victory, but even more than that, it was a famous defeat. Hillary Clinton, who seemed to have it all sewn up, lost emphatically. The post-mortems will be many, but here are two reasons why I would never

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Nuns join protest against Dakota oil pipeline

500 religious leaders formed a prayer circle at the protest site in North Dakota Two members of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas joined more than 500 ministers and religious leaders on November 4 for a day of prayer and conversation in south central North Dakota to confront what they contend is an ecological

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Nebraska bishops urge Catholics to support death penalty repeal

Bishops in Nebraska have urged voters to maintain the repeal of the death penalty in an upcoming vote Nebraska’s three bishops made their position on capital punishment clear in 2015 in their support for repeal of the death penalty through the Legislature’s approval of a measure to eliminate capital punishment. And as the November election

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It’s time to stop patronizing the president and people of the Philippines

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte had a response for the European Union who told him how to run his country. The European Union has expressed concern over extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. President Duterte has drawn international criticism for his open season on drug traffickers and dealers. The EU issued a statement asking President Duterte to

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A year after Pope Francis in America, what has changed?

It has been a year since Pope Francis visited Philadelphia and the United States, but has anything changed as a result of his time here? In the year before the Pope’s arrival in the U.S., the Church was rocked by scandal. Controversy over the Church’s handling of pedophile priests seemed to dominate the media. Many

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How we stopped a Black Mass at Harvard

A shot putter who won a silver medal in Rio is a member of the Knights of Columbus who counts priests and religious among his friends and role models. Joe Kovacs, who was world champion in Beijing last year, was first trained in the sport by his mother, Joanna, a teacher, who also raised him

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Satanic Temple seeks to open after-school clubs across the US

After-school religious clubs appear to be the next venture of a national group that sought to install a statue of Satan outside two state capitols to protest Christian monuments on public grounds. The Satanic Temple contacted nine public school districts across the country this week seeking to start after-school Satan programs. In all but one

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