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The Presence That Casts Out Fear

Sunday, Aug. 9, is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass readings: 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13; Psalm 85: 9, 10, 11-14; Romans 9: 1-5; Matthew 14:22-33. What is worse than being in a situation of sure and certain danger? Facing the danger alone. In today’s...

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Saint Stories for Daily Reading

SAINTS Becoming an Image of Christ Every Day of the Year By Dawn Marie Beutner Ignatius Press, 2020 548 pages, $27.95 To order: ignatius.com or (800) 651-1531    The canon of saints and blesseds in the Catholic Church contains more than...

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Questions of Abuse Cover-Up Directed at Incoming St. Louis Archbishop

DENVER, Colo. — Archbishop-designate Mitchell Rozanski is set to take over the Archdiocese of St. Louis, after heading the Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts since 2014. Though Rozanski himself backed major changes in the Springfield...

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Archbishop: Christ Welcomes and Challenges Those Wrestling with Gender Identity

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Christ draws close with love and compassion, as well as a challenge, for people who experience discord between their gender identity and their biological sex, Archbishop Robert Carlson of Saint Louis said in a reflection dated...

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DC Archdiocese Welcomes Maryland County Allowing Catholic Schools to Open

Editor's Note: The story has been updated after Maryland county rescinded their second order forcing Catholic schools to be closed this Fall.  WASHINGTON —The Archdiocese of Washington's interim superintendent of schools, Kelly Branaman,...

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US Sanctions Hong Kong Chief Executive Over National Security Law

WASHINGTON — The United States announced sanctions against Carrie Lam, the leader of the government of Hong Kong, as well as other officials in China on Friday, August 7. The sanctions were issued in response to recent actions by the Chinese...

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US Bishops Tell Congress: Help Catholic Schools to Help At-Risk Families

WASHINGTON — Several leading U.S. Catholic cardinals and bishops urged congressional leaders to provide emergency private school tuition aid to low-middle income families, in a letter on Thursday.   The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference...

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State Dept. Commission Cites Religious Freedom as ‘Foremost’ Among Rights

WASHINGTON — The Commission on Unalienable Rights, an advisory committee formed last year to provide the U.S. State Department with advice that grounds an understanding of human rights in the nation’s founding principles, released a draft report...

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Cancel, Conform, Control: Survivors of Communism Discuss US Culture

The destruction and removal of statues around the country this summer isn’t new to Carlos Eire, who as a 10-year-old, watched members of the Castro regime use sledgehammers to destroy a religious statue in Havana, Cuba, in the early 1960s...

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Joe Biden Talks Catholic Faith After President Trump Says Former VP is ‘Against God’

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday spoke about his Catholic faith, in response to comments from President Donald Trump that a Biden presidency would “hurt God.” “Like so many people, my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my...