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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service October 08, 2020
The health care issue looming over the debate was the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It was illustrated by the 12 feet between the seated debaters and the panels of protective plexiglass barriers installed next to them.
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service October 02, 2020
Bishop Barber said Oct. 1 the "economic devastation" in this country wrought by the pandemic "has already led to the closure of at least 150 Catholic schools, many in low-income areas that serve children of color."
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service September 15, 2020
Some of the country’s most prominent church leaders appealed to Congressional negotiators to include financial support for families to continue to send their children to Catholic and non-public schools in a coronavirus relief bill currently being negotiated.
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service September 15, 2020
Barr is scheduled to receive the Christifideles Laici award, which is named for St. John Paul II’s post-synodal exhortation. The award is given “in honor and gratitude for fidelity to the church, exemplary selfless and steadfast service in the Lord’s vineyard.”
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service August 21, 2020
The bishops applaud the Trump administration “for moving NIH in a direction that shows greater consideration for medical ethics in research, and greater respect for innocent human life.”
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service August 17, 2020
About 100 current and former Democratic lawmakers urged the Democratic Party "to moderate its official position on abortion."
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service July 10, 2020
A prohibition by some U.S. Navy commands against active service members participating in off-base indoor religious services over coronavirus fears has now been revised, allowing attendance at places of worship where congregants can maintain social distance and wear face coverings.
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Julie Asher - Catholic News Service July 06, 2020
In its observance of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, the USCCB is launching a campaign to celebrate "God's design for married love and the gift of life."
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 Service May 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 Service May 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."