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Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese ends ‘The Catholic Key’ newspaper

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The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph no longer has its own newspaper. “The Catholic Key” has stopped publication. “The Catholic Key” had been published since 1968, and the 27 counties in ...

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Actor Kevin James talks faith, short film mocking coronavirus response

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Last week, actor Kevin James made a short film mocking some people’s response to the novel coronavirus. The short video, titled “Out of Touch,” shows James and another man running and hiding from ...

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Demand soars for special communion cups

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The coronavirus outbreak is changing numerous things about how church services are held, right down to communion. Blessed Communion in Chicago, the world’s leading provider of individually sealed, prefilled communion cups, is ...

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Dr. Anthony Fauci credits his faith for calm demeanor during pandemic

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has become the face of the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He credits his faith for his calm demeanor in uncertain times. Fauci, director of the National Institute ...

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Ultimate sacrifice: Priest dies after giving respirator to younger patient

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Sacrificial love was on display this week after an Italian priest infected with COVID-19 died after giving his respirator to a stranger. Newsweek reports that Father Don Giusseppe Berardelli, who was hospitalized in ...

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Missouri Catholic priest to be arraigned Thursday on multiple sexual-abuse charges

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A retired Catholic priest from southern Missouri will be arraigned on Thursday on four sex-related felonies involving minors. Frederick Joseph Lutz, 76, was arrested Wednesday in Springfield, where he now lives. Russell ...

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‘Fixer’ for Catholic Church discusses how he cleaned up Missouri abuse cases

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A former monk, who describes himself as a “fixer” for the Catholic Church, said his job was to clean up messes left by reports of sexual abuse in Missouri. “Every one of ...

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Kobe Bryant relied on strong Catholic faith during tough times

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The shocking deaths of former basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others continue to dominate this week’s headlines. One story that has been under reported, however, is Bryant’s strong Catholic ...

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High-ranking Catholic cardinal supports decision to deny communion to Joe Biden

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Joe Biden continues to hold onto his lead in polling for the Democrat Party presidential nomination. However, his position on abortion may dampen the Catholic vote in the general election this fall ...

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State senator criticizes Parson’s position to accept more refugees

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently announced that the state is willing to accept refugees. That position is not sitting well with at least one state senator who sees it as a burden ...

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Pope Francis given autographed Patrick Mahomes jersey

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The Kansas City Chiefs may have an unlikely supporter during Sunday’s AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. A local bishop gave Pope Francis an autographed Patrick Mahomes jersey this week, according to ...

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Average sermon length determined by type of church

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Many people heard a sermon for the first time in a long during the Christmas season. How long the service lasted depends upon the type of church, according to a new survey ...

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Sean Hannity counts his blessings at Christmas and throughout the year

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Popular talk-show host Sean Hannity says he is closer to God now than he’s ever been though it does not come without struggles. “I would say I realize more than ever that ...

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Catholic League criticizes Nancy Pelosi for remarks about her faith

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The Catholic League has criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s response to a question about impeachment in a news release. As she was leaving her press conference on Thursday, reporter James Rosen asked ...

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Pope Francis considering adding ecological sin to Catholic catechism

Environmentalism has taken on theological overtones for many people. The head of the Catholic Church is considering elevating it to a sin, the Daily Wire reported. Speaking at the 20th World Congress ...

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Catholicism, commitment to Israel help define faith of Democrat Joe Biden

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Although Elizabeth Warren and others are gaining momentum, former Vice President Joe Biden remains a weak frontrunner for the Democrat Party’s presidential nomination. As opposed to previous elections where most Democrat candidates ...

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California law secretly changed to force churches to fund abortions?

The Alliance Defending Freedom is accusing California of having secretly changed the meaning of a law under pressure from abortion advocates. As now stated, the law forces churches and churchgoers to fund abortions, ...

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Church bridges racial gap in Quindaro neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan.

The Quindaro neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan., is a historically African American community. On Sunday mornings, however, race becomes irrelevant as Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church serves a diverse congregation ...

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South Carolina church denies communion to Joe Biden because of support for abortion

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“’I’m personally opposed to abortion but would never impose my views on someone else” has been a popular position among many politicians concerned about upsetting potential supporters. Straddling the fence is not ...

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The Vatican is investigating Catholic priest charged with sexual misconduct in Kansas City and Wyoming

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An investigation in Kansas City into abuse charges against former Wyoming bishop Joseph Hart is on hold until the Vatican completes its administrative penal process, the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune reported. Hart has ...

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Supreme Court allows execution of Bucklew to take place

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A deliberate and vicious killer was executed in Missouri Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to give him his third reprieve. Russell Bucklew was executed at the Bonne Terre state prison ...

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Is Pope set to give green light to married priests?

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Pope Francis will commence a three-week synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican on October 6 which will consider breaking the centuries-old tradition of only having single priests. It is among 146 ...

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Missouri attorney general Eric Schmidt refers 12 Catholic priests for sexual abuse prosecution

A dozen former priests in Missouri have been referred for prosecution for sexual abuse. Attorney General Eric Schmidt made the referrals following a 13-month investigation of allegations made against members of Missouri’s ...

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Fulani terrorists kill priest, kidnap pentecostal pastors

A priest in Southern Nigeria was killed Thursday by suspected Fulani terrorists while five pastors from a Pentecostal denomination were abducted in a separate incident just outside of Lagos. The Catholic Diocese ...

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Faith in Jesus unites former Northern Ireland enemies

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland – There is peace in Belfast, officially. But a wall still separates Republican Catholics and Unionist Protestants. And a gate between the two still closes every night to keep ...

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