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Cardinal Dolan: WYD Catechesis Will Explore ‘Beautiful Themes’ (2415)

Pilgrims will divide into language groups July 24-26 for catechesis, led by more than 250 bishops from around the world.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan

– Catholic News Agency

RIO DE JANEIRO — Held at each World Youth Day as an opportunity to provide formation for participants, the three catechesis sessions in Rio will delve into the Church’s missionary character, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

This year’s talks will explore “beautiful themes” centered around the call of all Christians to evangelize, the cardinal told Catholic News Agency on July 23.

Pilgrims will be divided up into language groups on the mornings of July 24-26 for catechesis, one of the major teaching elements of World Youth Day.

More than 250 bishops from around the world will be leading the catechesis sessions, stationed at different locations throughout the city.


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Modesty: Who Is Responsible? Finding God at the Beach: Dr. Peter Kreeft Interview and Much More! (4278)

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How Ireland Traveled From a Pro-Life Ethos to Legalized Abortion (6660)

NEWS ANALYSIS: The path to Ireland’s first abortion law is a tale of political betrayal, bullying and abuse of conscience.

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Young Irish pro-lifers keep vigil outside Ireland's Dáil (Parliament) on July 12, the day it passed a bill legalizing abortion.

– Pro-Life Campaign

DUBLIN, Ireland — In 1983, the Irish people voted overwhelmingly to amend their Constitution to explicitly acknowledge the right to life of the unborn.

Thirty years later, a law allowing state-funded abortion for threatened suicide, without time limits, has just passed.

Critics predict that the bill, which was passed by Ireland’s Dáil (Parliament) on July 12 and by the Seanad (Senate) on July 23, will allow easy abortion access to any woman who claims her pregnancy has led to suicidal thoughts. The Irish Bishops' Conference condemned the legislation as “a dramatic and morally unacceptable change to Irish law.”

According to Cora Sherlock, deputy chair of Ireland’s Pro-Life Campaign,...READ MORE

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Prostitutes Find Compassion, New Start in Project Dawn Court (3835)

Catholic speaker Dawn Eden says city’s program reflects Judeo-Christian teaching “that people can change, people can grow.”

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Dawn Eden (third from left) with Project Dawn Court staff and associates.

– Project Dawn Court

PHILADELPHIA  —  A Philadelphia treatment court has received praise for offering hope and healing to women seeking to turn around their lives after being charged with repeat prostitution offenses.

“I think it’s a tremendously helpful approach,” author and speaker Dawn Eden said. “When I heard the graduates give their stories, stories of healing and hope, I really felt the presence of God in the room.”

Eden gave the July 9 commencement speech to the women graduating from Project Dawn Court, an initiative run by the City of Philadelphia to help women with repeat prostitution offenses. The program is modeled on the highly successful Philadelphia Treatment Court, founded in 1997 to help...READ MORE

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Do U.S. Economic Policies Fuel Latin-American Immigration? (4919)

As Congress debates immigration reform, lawmakers are devoting little attention to reducing immigration by assisting source nations more effectively.

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Undocumented immigrants rest at the U.S. Border Patrol detainee processing center in McAllen, Texas, on April 11.

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WASHINGTON — While Congress hotly debates the fate of millions of immigrants living and working illegally in the United States, few have paid attention to the factors that push migrants to take the dangerous journey from their home countries to find work in the U.S. — or how U.S. economic policies toward Latin America may shoulder part of the blame.

Nearly 11.1 million immigrants live and work without legal papers in the U.S. Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, who leads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ advocacy of comprehensive immigration reform, has urged Congress to enact legislation this year.

The Democrat-controlled Senate has already passed a comprehensive...READ MORE

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Father Lombardi: Pope Francis Pleased With Enthusiastic Rio Reception (2162)

The response of the crowd of World Youth Day pilgrims that swarmed the popemobile had an energizing effect on the Holy Father, the papal spokesman says.

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Father Federico Lombardi talks to reporters July 22 at the WYD media center in Rio de Janeiro.

– CNA/Michelle Bauman

RIO DE JANEIRO —  Brazilians’ outpouring of affection for Pope Francis upon his arrival to World Youth Day Monday greatly pleased the Holy Father, the papal spokesman said.

“The Pope is very happy with the way Rio has expressed enthusiasm and love for him,” said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Holy See Press Office director.

“Many people have asked if there were big problems in the trip from the airport to the palace of Guanabara, but it was an extraordinary experience of the people’s enthusiasm,” he added.

Father Lombardi spoke July 22 at the World Youth Day media center at Copacabana beach during a 7:45pm press conference.

“The Pope’s secretary told me that, when the car...READ MORE

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North Dakota Bishops Condemn Judge’s Expansive Abortion Ruling (2889)

The Fargo judge’s decision makes abortion a fundamental right ‘subject to practically no limitations,’ the state's bishops warn.

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BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota court’s ruling against a law barring the use of a drug for chemical abortions should cause “great concern” because it threatens most pro-life laws there, the state's bishops warned.

“A lone judge sitting in Fargo has declared that the North Dakota Constitution makes abortion a ‘fundamental’ right subject to practically no limitations,” Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck and Bishop John Folda of Fargo said July 16.

“In fact, the right ‘found’ by Judge Wickham Corwin is more expansive than that used by the U.S. Supreme Court.”

The North Dakota Catholic Conference warned that the decision could have major consequences, saying it is “shocking to read an...READ MORE

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Pope Francis Ask St. Michael to Drive Out Evils in Vatican, How Wealthy Is the Church and Much More! (4635)

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Pope Francis Asks Saint Michael to Drive Out Evils in Vatican. Follow the link by William Oddie to read more.

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