A woman in Minneapolis expresses her anger and frustration on May 28, at the site where George Floyd was pinned down on May 25 by a police officer; he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)
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Julie Asher - Catholic News ServiceMay 30, 2020
"Indifference is not an option," said the chairmen of seven committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. They stated "unequivocally" that "racism is a life issue."
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Julie Asher - Catholic News ServiceMay 29, 2020
The Catholic peace organization said it stands "in solidarity with our siblings in Minneapolis who are protesting white supremacy with their voices and their bodies, and we recommit ourselves to working to dismantle systemic racism in all its forms."
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Julie Asher - Catholic News ServiceApril 06, 2020
Bishop Rhoades and Archbishops Naumann and Coakley praised hospitals and medical personnel for their courage and compassion in treating the nation's COVID-19 patients.
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Julie Asher - Catholic News ServiceApril 02, 2020
Ethical concerns regarding coronavirus are being dealt with by members of the Catholic Health Association as well as secular medical institutions.
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Julie Asher - Catholic News ServiceOctober 18, 2019
The National Council on Disability said in a new study that "the dangers and harms" physician-assisted suicide laws present to people with disabilities "appear to be as significant today" as they were in 1997 and 2005, when the council earlier analyzed the harms of such laws.
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Julie Asher - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 19, 2019
An overwhelming number of people--including faith-based health care professionals--believe that conscience rights for medical personnel should be protected.
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Julie Asher - Catholic News ServiceJuly 29, 2019
As the Archdiocese of St. Louis released a list of names of archdiocesan clergy with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor July 26, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson acknowledged that seeing the names "will be painful" and publishing them "will not change the past."
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Julie Asher - Catholic News ServiceJuly 22, 2019
Bishop Vasquez ended his statement referring to Pope Francis' words that "we must work for 'globalization of solidarity' with refugees, not a globalization of indifference."
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Julie Asher - Catholic News ServiceJune 21, 2019
Msgr. John Kozar, president of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, and publisher of CNEWA's ONE magazine, is the 2019 winner of the Catholic Press Association's Bishop John England Award.
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Julie Asher - Catholic News ServiceMay 20, 2019
The "first and most important thing" is "getting out in the field and meeting the people," Archbishop Gregory said.