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In a telegram of condolence following the death of Cardinal Claudio Hummes, Pope Francis spoke of the prelate’s “dedicated and zealous service, always guided by Gospel values.” “I always carry vividly in my memory the words which Dom Claudio said to me on 13 March 2013, asking me [...]
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In Biden v. Texas, the US Supreme Court ruled that President Biden has the authority to end a Trump-era asylum policy. “Today’s decision recognizes and preserves the executive branch’s ability to reverse untenable, illegal, and immoral policies, regardless of who is in office,” Auxiliary Bishop Mario Dorsonville, chairman of [...]
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In 2018, Pope Francis approved the Australian bishops’ request to convoke their first plenary council (definition) since 1937. Non-bishop participants in the plenary council have a consultative vote; bishops have a deliberative vote, with a two-thirds majority required for resolutions to pass. A resolution calling for the [...]
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In Carson v. Makin, the US Supreme Court struck down a Maine law barring tuition aid for religious schools. Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey responded by blasting the Christian schools that were plaintiffs in the case. “The education provided by the schools at issue here is inimical [...]
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Nineteen Catholic institutions, including the Archdiocese of Armagh and Marquette University, were among the 35 Christian institutions that announced their divestment from fossil fuels on July 5. “I think it’s going to get to the stage (where) it will be an embarrassment for any Catholic institution that hasn’t [...]
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