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Saturday, August 19, 2023

Brazilian mom fined for homeschooling her son and instilling Christian values

Minnesota single-sex Catholic colleges say students who identify as ‘nonbinary’ may apply

Two single-sex Catholic colleges in Minnesota are allowing males and females to openly apply to either one of the respective opposite-sex institutions.
Two Worcester Catholic schools say they won’t implement bishop’s new gender policy

Members of the religious orders affiliated with the schools said a policy is already in place that “respects the dignity of all persons.”
Faith meets ecology: Rosaries made from ocean plastic shine at World Youth Day

Pilgrims from Vancouver, British Columbia, handed out rosaries crafted from recycled ocean plastic to attendees of World Youth Day in Lisbon.

Pennsylvania ends decadeslong funding for crisis pregnancy centers

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro in a release about the announcement tied the decision explicitly to support for abortion.
North Carolina bans child sex changes, gives parents more educational rights

The Republican-dominated state House and Senate approved the measures during a veto session on Aug. 16.

Brazilian mom fined for homeschooling her son and instilling Christian values

The local prosecutor’s office began legal proceedings against the mother for failing to enroll her minor child in the school system.
Former liberation theologian says movement fueled decline of Catholicism in Brazil

Friar Clodovis Boff said the Catholic Church needs to return to a Christ-centered theology in Brazil.
Pope Francis meets Catholic president of Madagascar

The president was accompanied by his wife of 23 years and three young adult children.
Explore Nebraska’s adoration chapels with a new pilgrimage ‘passport’

Bishop James Conley said he hopes pilgrims will visit the adoration chapels and pray specifically for their intentions as part of the National Eucharistic Revival.
U.S. State Department spokesman condemns seizure of Jesuit university in Nicaragua

“The U.S. condemns the regime’s ongoing repression of religious figures and institutions,” Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said.

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