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Published: May 15, 2019   

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Conscience now rules

WASHINGTON -- The announcement of a new conscience protection rule May 2 protecting health care workers who object to abortion procedures on religious grounds was welcome news to U.S. Catholic bishops and the president of the Catholic Health Association.

Sri Lankan churches stay closed for two weeks after attack

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNS) -- Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses as Sri Lanka’s churches remained closed for a second week for fear of new terrorist attacks after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.

Taylors’ big day

Brothers Kieran and Brendan Taylor turned in a memorable day in separate track meets April 19. (Sports briefs)

A self-sufficient attitude in our spiritual life locks God outside

For a large number of us, there is a basic, deep-down, hidden lack of trust in God’s love and care for us. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

Why do we pray for Mary’s intercession?

“We pray for Mary’s intercession in hopes that she will help us in whatever we need. Like if someone is sick, we could pray to her to help someone who is sick. Another reason we pray to Mary is ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Did Jesus say there’s such a thing as ghosts?

Q. In a recent column, you quoted Luke 24:39, “Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” Are we to believe from this that our Lord is confirming the existence of ghosts? (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

‘In pursuit of happiness’ can derail from real purpose in life

Lately I’m seeing articles about studies claiming that non-parents are happier than parents. The accompanying commentary essentially concludes that everybody since the beginning of time has had it wrong, that procreation and parenting are really just long roads to misery, and that young people should think twice about their plans for love, marriage and a baby carriage. (Columns)

Border security not a solution to immigration

The myth that border security alone will stem surges in unauthorized migration persists in the Trump administration. More than two years into a presidency notorious for its harsh enforcement measures and efforts to curb both legal and illegal immigration, conditions have only gotten worse. (Guest commentary)

It is time for an ecological conversion

When you think of caring for creation, do you think of taking care of the environment, preserving nature and climate change? (Editorial)

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