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  • Brazilian bishop: Yes, Amazon people can understand celibacy
    on October 17, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Breves, Brazil, Oct 17, 2019 / 03:12 am (CNA).- A retired bishop from Brazil has spoken out against the claim that married priests are necessary in the Amazon region because the indigenous people do not understand celibacy. “It’s not the indigenous culture that finds insurmountable difficulties in understanding celibacy. It's that there was not a real inculturation of the Gospel […]

  • Gonzaga, Catholic Charities team up to offer immigration legal assistance
    on October 17, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Spokane, Wash., Oct 17, 2019 / 12:08 am (CNA).- Gonzaga University Law School in Spokane is partnering with Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington to offer immigration legal assistance to low-income individuals, as well as training in immigration law for students. Second- and third-year law students under faculty supervision will assist clients pro bono in the “Catholic Charities […]

  • Catholic snakebite clinic in India saves thousands of lives each year
    on October 16, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Patna, India, Oct 16, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- In most religious orders’ novitiate year, prospective sisters study and pray. Sister Crescencia Sun, however, had another habit to acquire: killing venomous snakes. In rural Bihar, about 4,500 people die of venomous snake bites each year. When the Sisters of Our Lady of Missions arrived in the Indian state in the 1990s to educate young girls, […]

  • UN set to elect slave state to human rights council
    on October 16, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Geneva, Switzerland, Oct 16, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Mauritania, the west African nation where slavery remains a widespread practice, is expected to be voted on to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council on Thursday.  According to its website, the UNHRC is “an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of […]

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