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    Trump, ‘Loyalty Day’ and Catholics in America

    Every president since Eisenhower has issued a proclamation declaring “Loyalty Day.” So why are people so upset that President Donald Trump has issued his own proclamation? Maybe it is because Americans are finding it increasingly impossible to talk about politics in a civil manner, and Trump, more than anyone else, represents this fact.

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  • Belgian church apologizes for role in mistreating mixed-race people

    Belgian church apologizes for role in mistreating mixed-race people

    The Catholic Church in Belgium recently apologized for its role in separating mixed-race children born to African mothers and European fathers from their families and putting them up for adoption in Belgium. The bishops expressed “regret for the part played in this by the Catholic Church.”

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  • The Easter Principle at work in the world

    The Easter Principle at work in the world

    The resurrection had to happen. Jesus Christ couldn’t stay dead. How could we expect to kill the one who was the source of Life itself? This Easter principle means in the long run truth will prevail over lies because lies are, by their very nature, insubstantial and unstable. False ideologies cave in on themselves. A lie has no staying power.

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  • Archbishop in India to face trial for allegedly trying to poison priest

    Archbishop in India to face trial for allegedly trying to poison priest

    A priest of the Archdiocese of Bhopal has accused Archbishop Leo Cornelio and two other priests of plotting to drive him crazy with a slow-acting poison, in order to prevent him from filing a complaint against them for mismanaging the archdiocese. The case may soon go to trial.

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  • Georgetown renaming of buildings reflects shared journey with slave descendants

    Georgetown renaming of buildings reflects shared journey with slave descendants

    Georgetown University – the oldest Catholic university in the United States – renamed two buildings in an effort to express public contrition over its legacy of slavery. Isaac Hawkins Hall – formerly known as Mulledy Hall – is now named after a slave sold by the university in 1838. Anne Marie Becraft Hall – formerly known as McSherry Hall – is now named for a free woman of color who established a school in the town of Georgetown for black girls. Father Thomas Mulledy, S.J., and Father William McSherry, S.J., were two Georgetown Jesuits who played significant roles in an 1838 sale of 272 slaves by the school.

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  • How the church determines a true Marian apparition

    How the church determines a true Marian apparition

    The Catholic Church has a cautious approach when it comes to recognizing Marian apparitions and the process can take even hundreds of years. The bishop on these occasions, such as those in Fatima, Portugal, must call for a commission of experts, theologians, canonists, psychologists, and doctors to help him determine the facts.

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