Faith: Catholic

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    With the approval of plans to build the first new Catholic church in over 50 years and Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the country in September, there are signs of increasing openness to religious life in Cuba after 50 years of repressive Communist rule. More

    July 24, 2015 | Comments

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    Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, a Maryknoll priest in Nicaragua suspended by the Vatican for his leftist political activities in the seventies and eighties as part of the theological movement that was known for its radical embrace of the poor over the powerful, believes the Catholic Church under Pope Francis is “more attuned to Jesus.” More

    June 19, 2015 | Comments

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    “Give people job opportunities, give children education, and then you bring them out of poverty. Just giving them condoms and contraceptives will not automatically draw them out of poverty,” says Rev. Joel Jason of the Archdiocese of Manila. But some women say lack of access to family planning and free birth control makes it harder for them to improve their lives. More

    June 12, 2015 | Comments

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    “You have here a silence that just breathes in you the greatness of God,” says Mother Superior Maria Michael of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Walburga, situated among grassy meadows and snow-capped Colorado mountains. More

    June 12, 2015 | Comments

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    Forty-two years ago, in a village south of Paris, a French-Canadian created a home where the mentally disabled could live in dignity and where others could learn from them the value of sharing and acceptance. There is now a worldwide network of these communities called L’Arche, the French word for Ark, a symbol of hope. More

    March 13, 2015 | Comments

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    “Corporations are going to have to live up to a new standard if they are going to be able to hold on to the freedom of free enterprise, and the B Corp might be the way for that to happen,” says this emeritus professor of business ethics and corporate responsibility. More

    March 6, 2015 | Comments

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    How do interfaith couples decide which faith their children should adopt? “We both wanted to keep our own religions and our own identity for ourselves, so we knew from the beginning that we didn’t want our children to be just one of our faiths,” says Amy Schombs, who is Jewish and whose husband is a Christian. More

    January 9, 2015 | Comments


    “The ways of presenting Mary in art change as society evolves,” says exhibition curator Timothy Verdun, and the human intimacy on display in the images, he adds, “convey to people that God gave such enormous value to every aspect of human life that he chose to share it.” More

    December 19, 2014 | Comments

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    “We lived our life feeling comfortable, in a way, with conflict. It was always there, so maybe we don’t know how it is to live without it,” says Paula Gaviria of the Colombia Victims’ Unit for Attention and Reparation. “Only people who have suffered conflict, like victims, are the ones that really know that peace needs to be made.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments

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    According to Father Michael Doyle, crime and poverty in Camden, New Jersey are worse today than when he first arrived there 39 years ago. But through his church’s ministry of feeding, housing, and educating the poor, Father Doyle sees hope for what the FBI considers the most dangerous city in America. “We’re working against the odds, but I think God is on our side,” he says. More

    November 26, 2014 | Comments

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