August 20, 2019

Basilica missionaries bringing Jesus to city streets

Colin Miller and Nathan Belk are spending their days walking through the streets of downtown Baltimore. They have a backpack in which they might carry some clean pairs of socks for a homeless person or a bottle of water. But they are also carrying with them the word of God and the presence of Christ.
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Pope applauds launch of abuse investigation center in Chile

A specialized center at Chile's premier Catholic university can help the Catholic Church protect minors and vulnerable persons from the scourge of clerical sexual abuse, which has plagued the Catholic Church in the country and around the world, Pope Francis said.
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Planned Parenthood decides to withdraw from Title X program

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced Aug. 19 it is withdrawing from the federal Title X program over the Trump administration's "Protect Life Rule" barring these funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning.
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Retired Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minor in mid-1970s

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 A man has informed the Archdiocese of Baltimore that in the mid-1970s he was sexually abused by now-retired priest, Ronald Belschner. The man claims Belschner abused him on multiple occasions while serving at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in West Baltimore. Belschner has not been in ministry for over 25...
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Heroism and priesthood, Dachau and Amazonia

The heroes of Dachau’s priest-barracks found a way to keep sacramental life alive, in full fidelity to the Church’s tradition. Is that impossible in Amazonia? Or elsewhere?
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