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Program gives educators tools to teach about Holocaust, anti-Semitism

By Elizabeth Bachmann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A group of 35 teachers from Catholic middle and high schools around the country went back to school briefly this summer to learn how to better approach anti-Semitism and the Holocaust … Continue reading

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Audit firm, other financial controls announced for West Virginia diocese

By Christopher Gunty  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, has selected a new external auditor as part of the progress that has been made since Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael J. … Continue reading

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Pope writes Syrian president, urging him to protect civilians, seek peace

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to put an end to his country’s eight-year-long conflict and seek reconciliation for the good of the nation and its vulnerable people. “The … Continue reading

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Pope issues sanctions against former West Virginia bishop

By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston announced July 19 sanctions from the Vatican — including taking away the faculties of celebrating Mass — against a former West Virginia bishop who stepped down last … Continue reading

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Agencies ‘appalled’ by reports U.S. could end refugee admissions

Updated By Julie Asher  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — News that officials in the Trump administration are considering “zeroing out” the number of refugees accepted by the United States brought an immediate outcry from the chairman of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, July 21, 2019: So nice to see you!

In our first reading, God appears to Abraham, but Abraham doesn’t know it’s God.

      God takes the form of three travelers who pass by Abraham’s campsite during the blazing heat of midday, as Abraham sits in the shade of the huge tree under which his tent is pitched. That Abraham doesn’t know the travelers are God is crucial for understanding what happens next. Continue reading

Posted in "Speak to Me Lord", CNS columns

Dialogue with indigenous: Understanding that ‘we are simple stewards’

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — By convening a special synod on the Amazon at the Vatican in October, Pope Francis will be giving greater exposure to the church’s deep concern for the people and the … Continue reading

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