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Published: June 26, 2019   

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Bishops OK proposal to enact more steps to address abuse

BALTIMORE -- The U.S. bishops approved a plan to implement the “motu proprio” “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (“You are the light of the world”) issued in May by Pope Francis to help the Catholic Church safeguard its members from abuse and hold its leaders accountable.

U.S. catechism’s death penalty section to be updated

BALTIMORE -- The U.S. bishops voted June 13 to revise what the U.S. Church teaches its adult members about the death penalty in a passage on the issue in the U.S. Catechism for Adults.

Vatican document: Gender ideology is opposed to faith and reason

VATICAN CITY -- Catholic schools must help parents teach young people that biological sex and gender are naturally fixed at birth and part of God’s plan for creation, said the Congregation for Catholic Education.

All State/All Star

Several Catholic school athletes received All State designation in their respective sports.

Soccer All Staters include ... (Sports briefs)

Celebrate men who emulate St. Joseph, on Father’s Day and always

We recently celebrated Father’s Day, so it is a good opportunity to celebrate another father we sometimes do not hear a lot about: St. Joseph. As coincidence would have it, I started writing this column on May 1 as I prayed in the adoration chapel of my parish, St. Edward’s in Texarkana. Not until a bit later did I realize that I was writing about this Father of the Church on one of his actual feast days: St. Joseph the Worker. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What Bible story challenges you and how?

“One Bible story that challenges me is the story of Moses. This story challenges me because it helps me realize that with God’s power you can do anything. At school sometimes I feel ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

The joy in the faces of these nuns is just a glimpse of what is to come

I saw my friend Shelly the other day, for the first time in 28 years. (Columns)

The Holy Spirit can cleanse and heal

An archbishop from Australia has unwittingly provided us with something to think about on Pentecost Sunday. (Guest commentary)

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