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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

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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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Faith is no trick up this magician’s sleeve

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — For Giancarlo Bernini, a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, things are not always as they appear and that’s a good thing because it is how he plans … Continue reading

Posted in U.S.

Catholics put focus on immigrant children with rally, civil disobedience

Updated July 19 By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A few hundred Catholic activists, including dozens of women religious, gathered outside at the foot of the U.S. Capitol July 18 urging politicians to stop its “inhumane treatment” … Continue reading

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Synod emphasizes church’s mission to defend the vulnerable, cardinal says

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The objective of the upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is to highlight the need for religious, political and social leaders to come together and defend the dignity … Continue reading

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Justice Stevens changed death penalty views during three decades on court

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the court for nearly 35 years, died July 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age 99 after suffering complications from a … Continue reading

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Being curator of meteorites allows Jesuit to ‘find God’ in all things

By James Ramos  Catholic News Service HOUSTON (CNS) — At the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, Jesuit Brother Robert Macke finds his work as the curator of meteorites for the Vatican Observatory — formally founded in 1891 by … Continue reading

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