York Catholic unable to repeat as District 3 champions, fall to Newport

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Unidentified men set on fire Catholic chapel’s altar, statues

1. Fire Officer 1 Alonto Blaim, Sharff Aguak fire marshall, said the conflagration occurred at 9 p. m. amid heavy downpour.

2. Unidentified suspects poured gasoline at the San Isidro Labrador Chapel’s altar and religious articles and statues.

3. SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao – Unidentified men set ablaze a Catholic chapel in Barangay Labo-Labo here Friday night, fire officials said.

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Catholic cardinal condemns forces of division and fear

1. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, never mentioned President Donald Trump in addressing a Baltimore meeting of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

2. The head of the nation’s Roman Catholic Bishops decried what he called “the forces of division” in the country, as he condemned immigration policies that divide families and called Monday for a “humane” approach to border security.

3. “The forces of division prey on our fear of the unfamiliar, the different.

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Newly merged Catholic parish broken up amid infighting

1. The former St. Patrick and St. Adalbert churches will remain merged as St. Raymond of Penafort parish.

2. The Archdiocese of Hartford informed parishioners in Enfield over the weekend that the former St. Martha Church will again be a separate parish.

3. ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A new Roman Catholic parish formed by the merger of three Connecticut churches will be split up amid infighting among the congregations.

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Arizona State professor resigns after his secret past as predatory priest is revealed

1. “There is no excuse for a supposedly moral institution to wait 25 years to release a pedophile priest’s name,” Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney for three of the people who say they were victims of Lara during his years as a priest, told the New York Times.

2. “Jaime Lara is no longer affiliated with Arizona State University, effective Thursday,” the university said in a statement, according to the State Press, a student-run news outlet.

3. “Trained as a medievalist, Prof. Lara examines hybrid artifacts and artistic creations at moments of culture contact, principally the contact that Aztecs and Incas had with a European Christian worldview,” the website said.

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U.S. Catholic Leaders Signal Resistance to Pope’s Agenda

1. BALTIMORE—The U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops chose a conservative archbishop for a key post Tuesday, signaling resistance to Pope Francis’s vision for the church among the Catholic hierarchy in the U. S. .

2. Archbishop Joseph Naumann, of Kansas City, was elected chairman of the committee on Pro-Life Activities.

3. In a vote of 96 to 82, he defeated Cardinal Blase Cupich, of Chicago, who is seen as a liberal in the church and a close ally of the pope.

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Conference seeks to help Catholic healthcare institutions cooperate, not compete

1. “We’ve asked people from all over the world to come and share their experiences both in healthcare, healthcare economics, formation, and to launch the beginning of our website which will connect over 116,000 Catholic healthcare institutions around the world,” Tersigni said.

2. A press release from the dicastery says that the conference will try to raise awareness about the disparities in the field of health in the world in order to establish a common pathway that will be able to foster a growing contribution among healthcare institutions.

3. We have to be able to share those medical practices, especially if they are able to increase the quality of life of the people we serve,” said Anthony R. Tersigni, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascension, a Catholic healthcare association.

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Catholic Church sometimes has been part of racism problem, says bishop

1. BALTIMORE, Maryland — Though the Catholic Church has responded to racism for many years, some leaders and church institutions have at times been part of the problem, said a bishop who is heading a committee against racism.

2. “Some people think that there’s no need to confront racism or that we should confront it only in private,” Murry said, but confronting racism “is necessary because the Gospel calls us to work for justice, and racism denies justice to people simply because of their race — and that is morally wrong.

3. Bishop George V. Murry, speaking to bishops gathered Nov. 13 for the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall gathering in Baltimore, said that while racism was not unique to the United States, it “lives in a particular and pernicious way in our country, in large part because of the experience of the historic evil of slavery.

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Sins of omission – should Catholic confession always be confidential?

1. Sexual abuse of minors became more likely, argues John Cornwell in The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession, after the reforms of Pope Pius X, who between 1903 and 1914 instituted, among many other things, mandatory weekly, instead of annual confessions, and from the age of seven, instead of between the ages of 12 and 14.

2. In 1622, Pope Gregory XV required penitents to denounce such priests to the Inquisition or to the bishop.

3. And in that space the priest is meant to be a conduit, not an adjudicator; a channel – or, as Tom Gibbons, 45, a Paulist priest from New Jersey currently based in Los Angeles, puts it, a “rental car” containing divine forgiveness, which is not “dependent on the abilities or the character of the minister giving the sacrament or saying the prayer”.

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What does it mean to be a black Catholic in 2017?

1. “The establishment of this new ad hoc committee will be wholly dedicated to engaging the Church and our society to work together in unity to challenge the sin of racism, to listen to persons who are suffering under this sin, and to come together in the love of Christ to know one another as brothers and sisters.

2. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U. S. C. C. B. , introduced the committee this past summer.

3. I encourage church leaders at the local level to explicitly denounce racism and the actions of white supremacist groups like those seen in Charlottesville, Va. , this past summer.

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