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Catholic governor nominated for religious freedom ambassador post

WASHINGTON—Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback got emotional about international religious freedom in a news conference livestreamed July 27 from his home state. “At noon today, I went and did something that is simple and done by millions of Americans every day,” Brownback said. “But other people in different parts of the world, they risk their lives […]

British baby Charlie Gard dies in hospice care

MANCHESTER, England—Charlie Gard, the British baby whose legal battle caught the attention of the world, died July 28, just over a week before his first birthday, his family announced. Connie Yates, the baby’s mother, issued a brief statement saying: “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie.” Charlie, who would […]

Black Catholic Congress lists pastoral priorities

ORLANDO, Fla.— The 12th National Black Catholic Congress concluded July 9 with delegates from around the country affirming pride in their identity and faith and a new commitment to evangelization, particularly to the marginalized and suffering. Thirty-two men and women from the Diocese of Charleston were among the 2,000 delegates who attended the event in […]

Diocesan convocation attendees ready to take action

The 21 people who represented the Diocese of Charleston at a historic gathering of Catholic leaders have returned with new energy and ideas for sharing the Gospel in South Carolina. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone and a group of deacons, diocesan staff, parish and lay leaders, and others attended “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of […]

Bishops: After repeal fails, task remains to reform health care

WASHINGTON—After the Senate Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass a “skinny” repeal to remove parts of the Affordable Care Act in the early hours of July 28, a U.S. bishop said the “task of reforming the health care system still remains.” The nation’s system under the Affordable Care Act “is not financially sustainable” […]

Groups call for legal paths to migration in face of latest tragedy

VATICAN CITY—Stopping criminal networks of human traffickers will require the creation of “safe, legal and responsible migration pathways” so that vulnerable migrants and refugees do not feel forced to turn to smugglers to reach their destinations, said a group of Catholic organizations. Catholic humanitarian groups, religious orders and coalitions of women religious who have a […]

World ‘sorely needs’ Scouts’ values of generosity and service

GLEN JEAN, W.Va.—Scouting develops generosity, service and fraternity, which are all values “our world sorely needs,” the papal nuncio told Catholic Scouts gathered for a July 23 Mass during the annual Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree. “These values are the antidote to the selfishness and individualism of our society,” Archbishop Christophe Pierre said in […]

Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

MANCHESTER, England—Pope Francis is praying for the parents of Charlie Gard after a U.S. doctor told them nothing could be done to help their son. Chris Gard and Connie Yates announced in London’s High Court July 24 that they had ended their legal struggle to take their baby overseas for treatment after a U.S. neurologist, […]

Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

VATICAN CITY—While Rome reels from one of its worst droughts in decades, the Vatican is doing its part to conserve water by shutting down the city-state’s 100 fountains. The office governing Vatican City State announced July 25 that the drought has “led the Holy See to take measures aimed at saving water” by shutting down […]

Pope prays for dialogue, reconciliation in Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis called on Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land to “moderation and dialogue” as tensions continued around a key site in Jerusalem that is sacred to members of both faiths. After reciting the Angelus July 23, the pope asked people gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the midday prayer to join him […]

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