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  • Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

    Jul 29, 2015 4:17

    Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

    (CNS) The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America’s decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the […]

     
  • Do you hug a pope? US lawmakers seek etiquette tips for visit

    Jul 29, 2015 3:52

    Do you hug a pope? US lawmakers seek etiquette tips for visit

    (Bloomberg) US lawmakers are used to a slew of rules about how to conduct themselves, and now they’re anxiously awaiting edicts of another type: how to behave around the pope. Pope Francis will visit the nation’s Capitol Sept. 24 as […]

     
  • Cupich says Chicago archdiocese will act on climate change

    Jul 27, 2015 0:11

    Cupich says Chicago archdiocese will act on climate change

    (AP) Chicago’s Catholic archdiocese is the nation’s first to monitor its buildings’ power and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Archbishop Blase Cupich joined US Environmental Protection Agency officials Friday to mark the Church’s stewardship initiative, an answer to Pope […]

     
  • Nuns ask Supreme Court for protection from complying with HHS mandate, fines

    Jul 26, 2015 23:41

    Nuns ask Supreme Court for protection from complying with HHS mandate, fines

    (CNS) In a filing Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Little Sisters of the Poor have asked the court for relief from being forced to comply with the federal contraceptive mandate or face heavy fines. The sisters are being […]

     
  • ‘Good Is Winning’ social media effort gears up for Pope Francis’ visit

    Jul 24, 2015 7:07

    ‘Good Is Winning’ social media effort gears up for Pope Francis’ visit

    (CNS) A broad digital media project to coincide with Pope Francis’ visit this fall to the United States aims to recruit and interact with young people, particularly those who do not think of themselves as religious. These “nones,” as researchers […]

     
  • Poll: Pope Francis’ approval rating drops in US

    Jul 24, 2015 5:34

    Poll: Pope Francis’ approval rating drops in US

    (CBS) Two months before his first visit to the United States, Pope Francis’ popularity has dropped sharply among Americans, largely due to his stances on global economics and climate change, according to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday. The poll […]