The settlement is expected to end the Milwaukee church's four-and-a-half year bankruptcy proceedings.
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A new manifesto calls on all nations to set aside the means of war and turn those resources toward repairing the earth.
The implications of Hillary Clinton's vote in favor of the U.S. invasion of Iraq raise some serious questions.
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Dominican Fr. Thomas Doyle, who has worked with survivors of priest sex abuse for more than three decades, said Friday, July 31, he continues to grapple with its full dimensions.
“It just seems too big to get my head around,” he said.
The conference location was chosen a year ago, but those attending this week's events say God clearly had a hand in it.
The Japanese bishops' committee for peace and justice issues has sharply criticized its government's plans to pass new laws to allow the pacifist country's soldiers to fight overseas, saying passage of the measures would amount to "dictatorial domination."
In a letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the bishops' committee argues that the proposed laws are contrary to Japan's constitution, which renounces war and forbids the country's government from maintaining a military except for purposes of self-defense.
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As a bishop and as the chairman of the Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, the editorial "Time to end pattern of deceit, denial" was profoundly painful to read, addressing as it did the betrayal of our children and of our people by some of my brother bishops.