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  • Bishops’ point man on religious freedom gives mixed verdict on Trump order

    Bishops’ point man on religious freedom gives mixed verdict on Trump order

    • May 15, 2017

    Archbishop William Lori, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, told Crux that while he welcomes the recent executive order on religious freedom issued by President Donald Trump, “the devil is in the details”. He also said that repeal of the Johnson Amendment barring churches from endorsing candidates isn’t a focus, because “that’s really not our job.”

  • Anti-death penalty activist says she wrestled with issue and ‘God won’

    Anti-death penalty activist says she wrestled with issue and ‘God won’

    • May 14, 2017

    The death penalty appeals to many people on a gut level. After someone has heard about a very violent crime, often the person feels that the death penalty is a just response. Marietta Jaeger-Lane, whose 7 year old daughter was murdered, felt that at first too. She explains how she came to change her mind on the issue and now even works to end the death penalty.

  • Minn. bishop rejects claim he pressured alleged abuse victim

    Minn. bishop rejects claim he pressured alleged abuse victim

    • May 14, 2017

    The lawsuit charges that in 2015, Bishop Michael Hoeppner pressured Ronald Vasek to sign a letter that recanted his previous statements alleging sexual abuse by a priest in 1971 when he was 16. The lawsuit claims this was motivated in part because the accused priest was unable to minister in other dioceses due to the abuse allegation in the diocese’s records.

  • Shelter to offer trafficking victims a safe haven, life and job skills

    Shelter to offer trafficking victims a safe haven, life and job skills

    • May 14, 2017

    It is significant that Pope Francis has taken a special interest in a shelter in Baton Rouge for victims of human trafficking as the state seems to be used by many traffickers. According to recent statistics, the I-10 corridor from Texas to Florida has been identified as the busiest trafficking corridor in the United States. During the Super Bowl, which was played in February, Houston police made 214 arrests related to trafficking.

  • A Texas parish keeps faith after a tornado destroys the church

    A Texas parish keeps faith after a tornado destroys the church

    • May 13, 2017

    A tornado on April 29 destroyed the parish church of St. John the Evangelist in Emory, Texas. The next day, they held Mass in the parish parking lot with 200 people attending. They offered it in thanksgiving that nobody in the parish was seriously injured.

  • Hollywood composer writes Mass for his mother

    Hollywood composer writes Mass for his mother

    • May 13, 2017

    Rosalie, the mother of Stephen Edwards, who is 55 and has scored dozens of films and television shows, died somewhat suddenly of ovarian cancer in 2006. Writing a requiem — a musical Mass for the dead — helped him both honor her and move beyond his grief.

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