Faith: Catholic

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    During Holy Week, Western Christians remember Jesus' crucifixion, and the days leading up to it. One of the most moving observances, especially for Catholics, is walking the 14 Stations of the Cross, each one representing an event as Jesus carried his cross to Calvary, where he was put to death.

    March 22, 2002 | Comments

  • 06-2002

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is generating controversy on another issue. Scalia criticized the Roman Catholic Church's stand against the death penalty. At a forum on religion and the death penalty, Scalia said he does not agree with the Church's position on capital punishment.

    February 1, 2002 | Comments

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    One of the most difficult of all religious teachings is the importance of forgiving. Forgiveness is taught as something a person should do for God or for others. But, more and more, both religious and secular counselors are encouraging forgiveness … More

    May 18, 2001 | Comments

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    Congregations thrive, he says, when they forge relationships with other community institutions and demonstrate "how people of faith can draw from deep reservoirs of inspiration and understanding and translate their tradition into meaningful public policies."

    March 2, 2001 | Comments

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    Many houses of worship have worked hard to be more welcoming to people with disabilities. But the deaf prefer to worship within their own community, and to be ministered to by other deaf people. More

    January 12, 2001 | Comments

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    The National Conference of Catholic Bishops have approved the first national guideline for church art and architecture. Titled “Built of Living Stones,” the document advises parishes, priests, and architects on appropriate church styles, which reflect solid theological foundations. More

    November 17, 2000 | Comments

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    Political experts say Roman Catholics are among the most important swing votes in the 2000 election. They still support the Democratic Party overwhelmingly, but there are growing political divisions among the nation’s 60 million Catholics. More

    October 27, 2000 | Comments

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    As corporate farming displaces more and more family farms in America’s Great Plains, ranchers and farmers move away. Local businesses are forced to shut down, schools consolidate, and congregations become so small they have to close their churches. More

    June 23, 2000 | Comments

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    In Rwanda, tribal violence and genocide broke out on an almost unimaginable scale. Eight hundred thousand people were killed in little more than three months. Now, as the country recovers, churches are experiencing dramatic growth in the Hutu and Tutsi efforts to find reconciliation. More

    June 9, 2000 | Comments

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    There is a growing conflict at the U.S.-Mexico border between enforcing the law and helping illegal immigrants in need. Despite walls and patrols, undocumented immigrants continue to pour into the U.S., sometimes under life-threatening conditions. Should churches help the needy, even if they're here illegally?

    November 26, 1999 | Comments

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