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Published: July 12, 2017   

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Ruling a win for religious schools

WASHINGTON -- Following its decision in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a series of petitions to be sent back to state courts June 27.

Pope: Cardinals are called to be grandfathers

VATICAN -- The Catholic Church is not a “gerontocracy” ruled by old men, 80-year-old Pope Francis said; “we aren’t old men, we are grandfathers.”

Bishops worry about consequences of partial travel ban

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration said the country’s Catholic bishops are “deeply concerned” about the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow a partial ban on foreign nationals as it reviews the constitutionality of a wider ban.

Bishop: Church can’t negotiate with terrorists

DAGUPAN, Philippines (CNS) -- The Catholic bishop in the southern Philippine city of Marawi dismissed as “ridiculous” proposals to negotiate for the release of a priest held captive by terrorist gunmen.

Religious images, statues not idols as described in the Old Testament

The First Letter of John ends with the terse sentence: “Children, be on your guard against idols.” (5:21)  (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

Why is confession important?

“It is important because it purifies us and cleans us pure from our sins. Your heart is broken and confession is the glue that puts it back together. It lets you see ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

History and humility: Old man makes plea to young adults

The old man with the typewriter would like a word with us texters and tweeters: Don’t be a blockhead. (Columns)

What China can learn from the Vatican

Pope Francis and President Xi Jinping came into their present roles within a day of each other in 2013 -- Pope Francis was elected March 13 and Xi became president March 14. However, they have each followed a completely different path in governing immense and cumbersome entities -- the People’s Republic of China and the universal Church. (Guest commentary)

Others should have been allowed to help

Pro-life advocates are closely watching the case of Charlie Gard, the infant in England who was ordered by the courts to be removed from life support. (Editorial)

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