Priest cites religious freedom violations in northern Nigeria

A priest who serves as director of the Justice, Development and Peace Commission in his diocese in northern Nigeria cited an ongoing series of religious freedom violations in his region of the country, which is majority Muslim.
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Mosaic of Blessed Frederic Ozanam unveiled at basilica in Washington

A mosaic of Blessed Frederic Ozanam, founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, was unveiled in Washington Jan. 26, in time for the 175th anniversary of the society's establishment in the United States.
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Panel assesses Dorothy Day’s impact on church and their own lives

If you met Dorothy Day, you were changed, said panelists at a Jan. 27 discussion following an advance screening of a new documentary, "Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story," which profiles the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.
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Pope Francis ‘has our backs’ on pro-life cause, says archbishop

Pope Francis "has our backs" in the pro-life cause, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, said to applause in his Jan. 23 homily at the opening Mass of the National Vigil for Life.
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March for Life theme borrows page from suffragist centennial

The March for Life, the annual march in Washington to protest legalized abortion in the United States, is tying itself in 2020 to the women's suffrage movement for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
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Want to add to hope, joy, reflection, healing? You can do Advent

If Catholics do take time for Advent, which begins Dec. 1 this year, they can find it to be a meaningful season.
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Issue of selling slaves ‘bigger than Georgetown,’ says descendant

The issue of Georgetown University selling slaves more than 180 years ago to get out of a debt that could have shut down the institution is "bigger than Georgetown," said one of the roughly 8,000 known descendants of those enslaved African Americans.
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What influence does religion have on Americans’ lives?

A new Pew Research Center survey issued Nov. 15 gauges the influence religion has on Americans' lives and the hold Catholicism and other Christian religions has on their adherents.
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Ministry, mission, communion key points in nuncio’s talk to U.S. bishops

The bishop's ministry and mission, and how he forges communion, was the message in Archbishop Christophe Pierre's address to the U.S. bishops Nov. 11 in Baltimore.
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Sen. Rubio calls for ‘common-good capitalism’ in CUA speech

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, called for a "common-good capitalism" to restore a balance between the extremes of corporatism and socialism that he sees as dividing the United States.
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Catholic, other religious groups endorse ‘Faithful Democracy’ statement

Six Catholic organizations have joined with other religious groups and denominational bodies in endorsing a wide-ranging platform calling for urgent attention to the nation's democratic principles with the national election one year away.
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New film on St. Faustina will be shown in theaters two nights only

A new film on the life of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Polish nun whose visions of Jesus led to the Divine Mercy devotion, will have a two-night showing Oct. 28 and Dec. 2 on more than 700 screens across the United States.
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