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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceJune 24, 2020
Msgr. John E. Kozar, having completed nine years of service as head of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, is retiring from his post and reflects on his time as CNEWA head and on what he plans to do next.
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceJune 23, 2020
With numerous closures, Catholic schools are also victims of the pandemic, and school administrators are working on the challenges of keeping other schools open and operating.
Elizabeth McAlister, right, is seen in this 2016 file photo at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceJune 08, 2020
Liz McAlister was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay restitution at the rate of $25 per month for the damage she and the other activists caused at the at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceMay 26, 2020
Under a program called the Partnership for the Reconstruction of the Church in Haiti--PROCHE--the American Catholic Church, through financial donations, is assisting Haiti in rebuilding churches and schools which have been damaged during the 2010 earthquake.
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceMay 20, 2020
Bishops' conferences from Brazil, Indonesia and Ireland are announcing their intent to divest from fossil fuel companies, in keeping with the spirit of Pope Francis' Laudato Si' encyclical, which was released five years ago.
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceMay 18, 2020
Disallowing emergency aid to one part of an affected community and allowing it for another runs contrary to long-held social policy, Catholic education advocates said.
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceMay 15, 2020
More than 100 organizations--including Catholic religious congregations-- which advocate for debt relief have publicized a letter to the International Monetary Fund calling on international policymakers to cancel debt payments for poor and developing nations so that they use focus their resources
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceMay 13, 2020
The pandemic's impact on labor trafficking is less certain, but the advocates warn that people desperate for work may be prone to employment schemes in which they are cheated out of promised wages.
Faith News
Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceApril 24, 2020
The funding is part of a $484 billion emergency relief measure developed in response to the economic fallout caused by the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
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Dennis Sadowski - Catholic News ServiceApril 08, 2020
Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, said some Catholic Charities agencies in COVID-19 hot spots such as New York, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans and Los Angeles are facing unprecedented requests for assistance.