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US bishops: Next synod must address disillusioned, indifferent youth

Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 14, 2017 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Next year’s synod, which will focus on young people, must address their most pressing problems, including indifference and disillusionment, U.S. bishops said at their annual meeting on Wednesday. “The synod indeed comes at a critical time,” Cardinal […]

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Mexico’s bishops launch ‘the migrant is a gift’ campaign on social media

Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 14, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/Europa Press).- The Mexican Bishops have launched a #elmigranteesundon (the migrant is a gift) campaign on social media to show their dissatisfaction with the immigration policy of United States president Donald Trump. Bishop Alfonso Miranda Guardiola, auxiliary bishop […]

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Australian bishops apologize for Church’s failure in sex abuse crisis

Sydney, Australia, Feb 6, 2017 / 10:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Days before Australia’s Royal Commission on institutional sex abuse begins their final hearing into the Church’s response to their abuse crisis, the country’s bishops have issued several statements expressing sorrow for past failures, and committing to do […]

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Catholic bishops see trouble in Trump-backed LGBT executive order

Washington D.C., Feb 1, 2017 / 04:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops are concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to maintain a “troubling” Obama-era executive order that could demand federal contractors violate their religious beliefs on marriage and gender ideology. “In seeking to remedy instances of […]

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The spirited response of Mexico’s bishops to Trump’s border wall

Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 27, 2017 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Mexico on Thursday reacted to United States' president Donald Trump's executive order to build a wall on the nations' border by urging a more thoughtful response to legitimate security concerns. “We express our […]

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In Venezuela, bishops condemn murder of 12 youths by government agents

Caracas, Venezuela, Dec 9, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Venezuelan bishops' justice and peace commission on Tuesday repudiated the murders of 12 young men by an operation of the Liberation of the People, a government security team meant to combat crime and homicide. The bodies […]

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California bishops: Legalizing marijuana hurts kids, the poor

San Francisco, Calif., Oct 29, 2016 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to legalizing marijuana in California, the risks to children, teens and the poor are just too great, said four Bay Area bishops ahead of the November ballot.   Discussing the state’s ballot initiative […]

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Pope’s anti-abuse commission helps train new Catholic bishops

Vatican City, Sep 14, 2016 / 02:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors have been invited to address the trainings for new Catholic bishops held at the Vatican. Commission members would address the training sessions for new bishops held by […]

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For Missouri bishops, limitless concealed carry is a bad idea

Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 21, 2016 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Missouri legislature should let stand the governor’s veto of a bill that would allow concealed carry of firearms without a permit, the state’s Catholic bishops have said. “Catholic Church teaching recognizes the right to self-defense […]

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Tim Kaine, a Catholic VP? Bishops voice their concerns

Washington D.C., Jul 26, 2016 / 04:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After Senator Tim Kaine, a Catholic from Virginia, was named Hillary Clinton’s running mate last week, several bishops spoke out on the sanctity of life – implicitly criticizing the nominee's pro-choice stance. Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of […]

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