Faith: Catholic

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    “Behind each of these wonderful people is a life that is completely disrupted. We see God in all of these people. We see that these are brothers and sisters like us,” says Catholic Relief Services president Carolyn Woo. More

    January 24, 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

    January 17, 2014 | Comments

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    To lift the Philippines out of poverty, economist Antonio Meloto, founder of Gawad Kalinga, believes the next generation of Filipinos needs to create jobs at home rather than seeking jobs abroad. More

    January 17, 2014 | Comments

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    “The comment I have heard is God can send the cyclone here because the Filipino people are so strong we can overcome even a storm this strong,” says Catholic Relief Services emergency coordinator Elizabeth Tromans. More

    January 10, 2014 | Comments

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    Strongly influenced by Catholic teachings, the country of El Salvador now forbids all abortions. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from San Salvador on the consequences for many women when abortion is considered murder, regardless of the circumstances. More

    December 13, 2013 | Comments

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    “He has given a higher priority to the church’s social teachings, to our obligations to the poor, and to criticism of an unjust economy than we have heard in a long time,” says Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne. More

    December 6, 2013 | Comments

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    For American Catholics, “the election of Kennedy was an important moment in history, where they were recognized and accepted by American society as true Americans,” says Rev. Thomas Reese, S.J. But anti-Catholicism continued to linger until JFK’s assassination, when the 34th president became an American martyr, and it was no longer acceptable to be anti-Catholic. More

    November 15, 2013 | Comments

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    This senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter says new US Conference of Catholic Bishops president Archbishop Kurtz is “not going to be just a simple culture warrior, I think he’s going to have more complexity to him.” More

    November 15, 2013 | Comments

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    Liberal Catholics who were hopeful that Pope Francis’s papacy would usher in sweeping reforms are discovering that the Church “is an institution that takes its time with major decisions, and none of this is going to happen soon.”  More

    November 1, 2013 | Comments

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    What does it mean for a school to be Catholic? “This is a university that’s founded on biblical truth, on scripture, and on the sacramental richness of the Catholic Church,” says Ave Maria University president Jim Towey. But according to Rev. Kevin O’Brien, vice president for ministry and mission at Georgetown University, “What we did 50 years ago to promote our identity does not suffice today because the world is different and our students and faculty are different.” More

    October 25, 2013 | Comments

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