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Development proposals at synod raise questions about indigenous rights

By Barbara J. Fraser  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Proposals for Amazonian development made by well-known observers at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon could conflict with the expectations of indigenous people unless they are included in … Continue reading

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Couple says adoption is a blessing, gift and ‘roller coaster of emotions’

By Benjamin Wideman  Catholic News Service KIEL, Wis. (CNS) — After David and Maria Schuette got married in 2015, they wanted a family right away but months later they found out that infertility issues would likely prevent them from having … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 20, 2019: What’s in a word?

In today’s second reading, St. Paul invites us to pause and reflect on the word of God as it comes to us in the Scriptures. We are invited to go beyond the many words that make up daily life to the one divine word, who is God. St. Paul reflects on the origin of God’s word, its relevance for life and the call to take time to hear and reflect on God’s word. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

North American indigenous support Amazonian indigenous at synod

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — As the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon heard pleas to defend the rights of the region’s indigenous people and of the land they hold sacred, indigenous leaders from Canada and … Continue reading

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Safe injection sites for drug addicts ‘a form of euthanasia,’ priest says

By Gina Christian  Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Safe injection sites are “a form of euthanasia,” according to a Philadelphia priest who has spent almost 50 years ministering to those suffering from addiction. Officials are seeking to make Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Catholic schools ‘essential, integral’ to church’s ministry, say educators

By Sydney Clark  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The mission and foundation of Catholic education are directly related to evangelization, said the head of the National Catholic Educational Association. Catholic schools are obligated to evangelize simply because that is … Continue reading

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Inadequate formation a factor in lack of vocations, bishops say at synod

By Barbara J. Fraser  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Existing formation programs are not preparing priests and other pastoral workers to be leaders in a church with an Amazonian and indigenous face, according to bishops participating in the … Continue reading

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