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February 8 is National Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking

It is held on the Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita the patron saint against the brutal history of slavery. She was a Sudanese-born former slave and became a Canossian Religious Sister in Italy, living and working there for 45 years. 210 more words

Church Community

Secular vs Church Tenet

U.S. Bishops Take Aim at Sterilization – ProPublica

A toughening of Catholic medical directives could include enforcing a ban on tubal ligations.

The Vatican has an absolute prohibition on sterilization for the purposes of birth control.

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History

You Can't Be Christian and Support Torture

When I heard the news concerning the brutal torture techniques that have been used by the CIA to extract information from prisoners, and that the administration had been less than honest about both the techniques used and the usefulness of the information that was extracted, I was embarrassed for our country. 105 more words

Politics

Catholic Leader Decries Opening of Family Detention Center in Texas

(Washington, D.C.) — Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, decried the opening of a 2,400-bed detention center in Dilley, Texas, constructed to house, among others, families fleeing persecution in Central America. 257 more words

Jesuit Refugee Service

5th November 2014

Peacemaking is not an optional commitment. It is a requirement of our faith. We are called to be Peacemakers, not by some movement of the moment, but by Christ Jesus. 10 more words

Franciscan

National Vocation Awareness Week is November 2-8

National Vocation Awareness Week

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

WASHINGTON—The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 2-8. This observance, sponsored by the U.S. 507 more words

Sisters Of Notre Dame

Cardinal George Still A Powerful Force Among American Bishops

NEW ORLEANS (CBS) — Despite Francis Cardinal George’s cancer struggle and soon-to-end tenure as archbishop in Chicago is no lame duck.

CBS 2’s Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the cardinal overshadows a gathering of bishops likely to produce his successor. 562 more words

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