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Catechism revision adds impetus in death penalty abolition fight

By Mark Pattison 
Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Changes in law and public opinion have had their role to play in the quest to end capital punishment in the United States, but Catholic teaching also has played a part, according to Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center. 875 more words

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Education key to solving migration crisis, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves 
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the celebration of Christmas draws near, the plight of the Holy Family calls to mind the sufferings of the many men, women and children escaping war and persecution, Pope Francis said. 620 more words

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When I first posted this review, someone asked “Are you seriously saying that aliens are coming?”

Of course not.  I am saying the Vatican believes alien saviors are coming.  287 more words

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Ignoring reality of abuse, resisting responsibility must end, says Jesuit

By Carol Glatz 
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Anyone who still believes the abuse crisis is an “American” or “Western” problem must become properly informed, face reality and realize problems may be hidden and explode in the future, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi. 679 more words

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A Vatican supremo was just convicted of sex abuse in Melbourne. But Australian media can't report it

The third-highest ranked member of the Vatican, Cardinal George Pell, has been convicted in Australia of sexually molesting two choirboys in the 1990s. However, media in that country can’t report on the case, owing to a court-ordered gag. 539 more words

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Itinerant papal preacher: Capuchin will lead U.S. bishops' retreat

By Cindy Wooden 
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — For more than 38 years, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa has preached to the pope and top officials of the Roman Curia. 1,137 more words

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