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Jul 20, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Some news reports got it wrong: Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput’s guidelines on Holy Communion and divorce-and-remarriage were “certainly correct” and in line with Pope Francis and Catholic teaching, an Illinois bishop has said.
Jul 19, 2016 - 04:26 pm .- The detailed platform adopted by the Republican Party this week received mixed reactions among Catholics for its positions.  
Jul 19, 2016 - 12:08 pm .- Free legal counsel and advice may sound too good to be true, but in the Diocese of Oakland, it’s a reality.  
Jul 19, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Two of the largest chain restaurants with free WiFi in the United States, McDonald’s and Starbucks, are adding pornography filters to their internet.
Jul 18, 2016 - 03:54 pm .- By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans believe it is unfair to extend the statute of limitations regarding sex abuse cases for private institutions but not public ones.
Jul 18, 2016 - 02:52 pm .- Jesus Christ’s triumph over death, despair and hate should move us forward after a deadly attack on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, the city’s bishop said Sunday.
Jul 18, 2016 - 09:55 am .- Archbishop Georg Ganswein has criticized the German Church Tax process, calling its handling of people opting out of the controversial system “a serious problem.”  
Jul 16, 2016 - 02:09 pm .- On Thursday, the bishops of California announced their support of a state ballot measure that would end the use of capital punishment in the state, replacing it with life in prison without possibility of parole.
Jul 15, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- On July 8 Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree recognizing the heroic virtues of Servant of God Alphonse Gallegos, who was auxiliary bishop of Sacramento from 1981 to 1991.
Jul 14, 2016 - 03:24 pm .- You can’t put a price on most things in life. But you can, apparently, put a price on death - $2,000.
Jul 14, 2016 - 09:35 am .- In the wake of last week’s horrific deaths of Dallas police officers Brent Thompson, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, and Patrick Zamarripa, there was a loud national cry lamenting the loss of life and demanding that the violence against police “must stop.”
Jul 14, 2016 - 12:44 am .- Two leading U.S. bishops have spoken out in favor of a proposed law which would ensure federal religious freedom protections to individuals and faith-based organizations who disagree with same-sex marriage.
Jul 13, 2016 - 03:16 am .- It’s a story seen across the nation – a neighborhood formerly known for rundown houses, empty shops and limited resources now finds flocks of millennials coming to the area’s trellised cafes and bars for brunch and drinks on weekends.  
Jul 13, 2016 - 12:08 am .- As the United States sends more troops to Iraq to help retake Mosul from the Islamic State, Catholics can view the action as just even while remaining vigilant about the long-term mission, one moral theologian said.
Jul 12, 2016 - 03:53 am .- Every minute, 20 people in the United States alone are victims of intimate partner violence.
Jul 11, 2016 - 05:12 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop William Lori are once again calling on the House of Representatives to enact the Conscience Protection Act to defend the rights of health care workers.
Jul 11, 2016 - 05:04 pm .- “I caught one!”
Jul 11, 2016 - 12:48 pm .- The Diocese of Wichita is offering prayers for a seminarian who is missing after rescuing a woman in the Arkansas River on Saturday.
Jul 10, 2016 - 04:03 pm .- Coloring books for adults have exploded onto the bookstore scene in the past two years. What was once considered a hobby for the kids is now all the rage for people who are full-grown.
Jul 9, 2016 - 04:01 pm .- A few weeks ago, I put out a little blurb on my personal Facebook wall.

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