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Asian theology students to meet – World – Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences and the Christian Conference organize conference of theology students

Asian theology students to meet – World – Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences and the Christian Conference organize conference of theology students – Brief Article Dennis Coday KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences and the Christian Conference of Asia will jointly organize the Second Asia Conference of Theological Students, to be […]

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Presbyterians call visit with Hezbollah ‘misguided’

Presbyterians call visit with Hezbollah ‘misguided’ LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Top officials of the Presbyterian Church (USA) say comments made by members of a church delegation meeting with Hezbollah leaders last month were “reprehensible” and the controversial visit was “misguided at best.” Church leaders, reeling from stinging criticism by Jewish groups, said they did not authorize […]

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Thomas DeStefano, a 33-year veteran with Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens and that organization’s first lay chief executive officer, has been named interim president of Catholic Charities USA

Thomas DeStefano, a 33-year veteran with Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens and that organization’s first lay chief executive officer, has been named interim president of Catholic Charities USA * Thomas DeStefano, a 33-year veteran with Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens and that organization’s first lay chief executive officer, has been named interim president […]

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Capital flight fuels illegal immigration

Capital flight fuels illegal immigration Peter Dale Scott Politicians of both parties, in the current political debate over illegal immigration, are talking only about a short-term fix and ignoring the road to a longer-term solution. Right now Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress agree, as House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on the PBS “Newshour” […]

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Freshman orientation

Freshman orientation – college freshmen receive assistance Pamela Schaeffer Freshman programs help Catholic schools on two fronts, with the Vatican and with students and parents Students participate in a team building activity during Orientation Team training 1999 at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Their parents never had it so good. In recent years colleges and universities […]

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Santa Rosa priests, victims meet: California diocese struggles to overcome history of sexual abuse, cover-ups – Brief Article

Santa Rosa priests, victims meet: California diocese struggles to overcome history of sexual abuse, cover-ups – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Guion M. Kovner Catholic clerics from this scandal-battered diocese met June 18 with victims of more than two decades of child molestation, an era when bishops and clergy alike formed a wall of […]

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Tales of the anti-Clinton Catholic media ‘mafia.’ – Column

Tales of the anti-Clinton Catholic media ‘mafia.’ – Column – Brief Article Raymond Schroth I may or may not have met Bill Clinton 30 years ago. I do not remember. We overlapped at Georgetown, where I was a newly ordained faculty member in residence from 1967 to 1969, while getting my PhD at George Washington […]

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Church distracted from more pressing issues, bishop says – World – Njongonkulu Ndungane

Church distracted from more pressing issues, bishop says – World – Njongonkulu Ndungane – Brief Article Dennis Coday SOUTH AFRICA — The Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of South Africa said the Anglican Communion has become so obsessed with sexuality that it has ignored the more pressing issues of poverty, AIDS and spreading the gospel. He […]

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Driving Prayer From The Classroom

Driving Prayer From The Classroom – Review Raymond Schroth Atheists and fanatics prove equally disturbing in documentary For half a century, God and Jesus Christ were in the classrooms of Pontotoc County, Miss. Today we celebrate that they are gone.” The speaker is Nadine Strosser, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, at their annual […]

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AIDS drugs must reach all in need, official says – World – Archbishop Javier Lozano Barragan

AIDS drugs must reach all in need, official says – World – Archbishop Javier Lozano Barragan – Brief Article Gill Donovan VATICAN CITY: Like all forms of power, the power to heal must be used with respect for the truth and for human rights or it can become a force of oppression and exploitation of […]