Vatican asks USCCB to delay vote on sex abuse response proposals

At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not vote on two proposals they were to discuss regarding their response to the clergy sex abuse crisis.
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Victim assistance coordinators comfort in a behind-the-scenes ministry

Whether the call is from someone who is angry, embarrassed, unsure of what to do or needs a friendly ear, diocesan and eparchial victim assistance coordinators are the face of the church's response to victims of sexual abuse by a church worker -- clergy or otherwise.
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Restaurant’s culinary program helps former inmates achieve success

Edwins -- short for education wins -- is a venture of Brandon Chrostowski, 38, a no-nonsense, hard-driving entrepreneur who saw a need to help people released from prison. He envisions eventually that Edwins will host the country's best culinary school and provide well-trained chefs and servers to the city's burgeoning local food scene.
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‘Humanae Vitae’ said rooted in respect church has for human dignity

Fifty years ago, an encyclical was released affirming a long-held teaching of the Catholic Church, yet it became one of the most controversial encyclicals in recent church history.
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At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions’ asylum decision

The U.S. bishops June 13 decried U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision that asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence cannot find protection in the United States.
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Baltimore woman among Catholic peace activists facing charges after detention at submarine base

Elizabeth McAlister, a 78-year-old peace activist from Jonah House in Baltimore, was among seven Catholic peace activists detained at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia early April 5, hours after entering to protest nuclear weapons.
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With growing student activism on gun violence, will lawmakers act?

This year 34 mass shootings, resulting in 60 deaths and 144 injuries, have been recorded by the online site Gun Violence Archive.
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Cardinal Tagle says everyone has a little migrant in their soul

There's a little bit of migrant in everyone, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, said during a U.S. visit.
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Acts of love, courage are signs of God’s grace in the U.S., Trump says

Acts of love, courage and sacrifice by first responders, parents and children alike are hallmarks of a country that is rooted in prayer and deep faith in God, President Donald Trump told the National Prayer Breakfast.
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Bishops consider plans to revitalize appeal of a Catholic education

The goal is to ensure that Catholic schools will remain a vibrant and important part of family and church life.
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Tax bill passes amid concerns about future effects on poor

Republican lawmakers joined President Donald Trump in cheering passage of the most significant overhaul of the federal tax system in three decades even as the chairman of the U.S. bishops' domestic policy committee called on the president to work with Congress to fix "unacceptable problems" in the law.
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Bishop lays out detailed policies for ‘morally acceptable’ tax reform

The letter called for a reversal of the bill's plan to gradually increase taxes on taxpayers in the lowest income brackets while maintaining tax cuts for higher earners, including the most wealthy.
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