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Poll finds partisan divide in opinions about Biden’s faith            

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Americans have widely varying perceptions about President Biden’s faith, a survey from the Pew Research Center found. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed correctly identified Biden’s faith as Roman Catholic. An additional 31 ...

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Conception Abbey welcomes you as Christ

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St. Benedict tells us that “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Conception’s Abbey Guest ...

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Just 40 percent who normally attend Easter services will do so Sunday

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The arrival of the pandemic caused major disruptions to Easter services at many churches in 2020. Although churchgoers say they now are more comfortable with attending live services, many still plan to ...

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Vatican: Church cannot bless same-sex unions

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The Catholic Church is affirming that it doesn’t have the power to bless same-sex unions. “Does the church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same ...

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‘Wall of Jesus’ brings hope to Pakistan’s Christians

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Residents of a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan have found hope amid despair as they visit the “Wall of Jesus.” It’s not a shrine but a way to receive free weekly assistance ...

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New Johnson & Johnson vaccine morally compromised, say Christian bioethecists

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As the CDC and media herald the arrival of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, bioethics groups say it has ethical issues. The National Catholic Bioethics Center and the United States Conference ...

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Churches modifying Ash Wednesday practices over Covid

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The pandemic is complicating plans to mark Ash Wednesday, which will start the Lenten season on Wednesday, February 17. The solemn day — officially known as the Day of Ashes — is ...

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops concerned with Biden and ‘liberty of the church’

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Although President Joe Biden continues to tout his Catholic faith, U.S. bishops question his commitment to central church teachings. José H. Gomez, archbishop of Los Angeles and the president of the U.S. ...

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Religious background of the new Congress

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Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver made headlines on the opening day of Congress when he added “a-women” to the close of his prayer. His remarks, which drew scorn from all sections of the ...

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U.S. Supreme Court hears case that may have significant impact on religious liberty

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Although it was largely overshadowed by the election, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a case regarding a Catholic foster care agency that refuses to compromise its religious ...

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Bible translator tortured, murdered in Indonesia

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A new report has revealed the horrific story of a Bible translator being tortured and murdered in Indonesia. The killing was at the hands of a military officer. On Monday, Indonesia’s human ...

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Baptist leaders respond to pope’s call for same-sex civil unions

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Southern Baptist leaders have responded with scripture to Pope Francis’s call for same-sex civil unions. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family,” the pope said in a documentary. ...

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Democrats fearful about attacking Barrett’s faith during confirmation

Democrats courting Christian voters are now wary of using faith as a weapon against Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, whose confirmation hearings are taking place this week, according to ABC News. ...

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Religious freedom under attack, Attorney General William Barr says

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The connection between freedom and religion is under assault, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said this week. “That crucial link between religion and liberty, so well understood at the founding, is all ...

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Catholics mobilize with $10 million to defeat Joe Biden

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is courting voters of faith despite policies that go against key teachings of his fellow Catholics. Now a Catholic group is launching a multimillion-dollar effort to educate ...

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Movie ‘Fatima’ takes faith seriously, even if some viewers may not agree

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The new movie Fatima, which hit theaters this week, is a well-crafted, reverent and quite provocative piece of filmmaking. It reminds us that miracles are real and that, yes, suffering is, too. ...

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Online Christian pilgrimage: How a virtual tour to Lourdes follows a tradition of innovation

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Around the world, Christians are learning to engage their faith in new ways. Catholics and protestants, navigating new restraints on religious gatherings are still finding opportunities to make a pilgrimage that reflects ...

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Don’t ‘advance abortions,’ Christian leaders tell voters

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Protestant and Catholic leaders are unifying their message to Christian voters for the upcoming election. “Embrace the Gospel of Life,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila is urging Americans. He made the comments after the ...

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Congressman urges AG Barr to protect religious freedom after church attacks

A Tennessee congressman on Wednesday urged the Justice Department (DOJ) to amp up their efforts to protect religious freedom and combat religious discrimination after dozens of churches have been attacked and burned during ...

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Local Catholic newspaper calls Ocasio-Cortez the future of the church

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A liberal Catholic newspaper based in Kansas City ran a story this week saying that Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of the Catholic Church”. Heidi Schlumpf, executive editor of the ...

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Jesus statue found decapitated, toppled

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Another religious statue has been vandalized as attacks on churches and ministries have increased along with protests in recent months. This time, a statue of Jesus was found decapitated at a Catholic ...

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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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