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Catholic Leaders Oppose Skills-Based Immigration System

WASHINGTON — Church leaders and Catholic experts on immigration are voicing concerns about the possible impacts of a bill, supported by the Trump administration, that would curb legal immigration into the United States by creating a new...

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Gene Editing: Unmoored Science

Earlier this month, when researchers announced they had edited genes in human embryos to successfully remove a mutation linked to a serious heart condition, the news was lauded as a great breakthrough. But beyond the promising buzz was the...

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Raleigh’s New Cathedral Is a Beacon of Evangelization

RALEIGH, N.C.  — Sharon McCloud crossed the threshold of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in late July to witness the culmination of a project eight years in the making for the diocese. But nothing prepared her for that moment of awe as she entered...

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Caracas Cardinal Denounces Venezuelan Regime’s Recent Moves

CARACAS, Venezuela — Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas expressed Tuesday his “astonishment and rejection” of a series of measures that violate the “will of the sovereign people” in Venezuela. In an Aug. 8 statement, the cardinal denounced...

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On Abortion, Democrats Dig In

WASHINGTON — Having lost the White House, and out of power in Congress and most of the nation’s state legislatures and governorships, the Democratic Party is struggling to redefine its identity and long-term future. Like the Republicans did...

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Venezuela on the Brink

CARACAS, Venezuela — Relations between Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro and the Catholic Church reached a low ebb in early August, after the Vatican strongly criticized the socialist regime’s plan to rewrite the nation’s...

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Summer Mission in Lebanon: Building Up the Body of Christ

JBEIL, Lebanon — Every summer the Maronite Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of Jbeil, Lebanon, carries out an outreach mission aimed at implementing the word of God in the daily life of parishioners and building up the Body of Christ. The five-day...

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In Predominantly Catholic Guam, Clergy Sex-Abuse Lawsuits Near 100 Mark

HAGATNA, Guam — Nearly 100 lawsuits have accused Catholic clergy in Guam of sex abuse over a 50-year timespan, alleging assault, manipulation and intimidation of the alleged victims, according to a new report. The accused include Archbishop...

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From Coast to Coast, America is Throwing an Eclipse Party

ATCHISON, Kan. — It isn’t every day that the sun completely disappears from sight. And from coast-to-coast, America is throwing a party. For one hour and 40 minutes on Aug. 21, a total eclipse will be visible in a narrow band running southeast...

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English Catholicism Is Roman Catholicism

Since King Henry VIII broke with the Catholic Church to found the Church of England, you would imagine that Anglicans would never claim to be Catholic. But they do.   When I lived in England I often heard members of the Church of England say,...