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Priest who heads top clergy treatment center accused of impropriety - Religion News Service

Priest who heads top clergy treatment center accused of impropriety - Religion News Service | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
(RNS) The priest who headed a leading treatment center for clergy suffering from emotional, sexual and addiction problems has resigned in the wake of accusations that he misused funds in his home diocese and that he was engaged in an “inappropriate...
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Sigh. Sometimes I just ignore this stuff because ti disturbs me so much, but it is important that we keep praying for all of our priests, and strive for holiness as individuals...the cancer within the body is not gone yet...

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Making Ashes Out of You and Me |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Making Ashes Out of You and Me |Blogs | NCRegister.com | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
What a shame that Ash Wednesday comes but once a year. For many of us, that's the only opportunity…  
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Evangelical, Catholic legal scholars issue joint statement on the law

Evangelical, Catholic legal scholars issue joint statement on the law | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
29 evangelical and Catholic legal scholars have published "Evangelicals and Catholics Together on the Law: The Lord of Heaven and Earth." "We affirm that justice requires respect for ...
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Good to work together!
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'Un-gala' fundraiser draws awareness to homeless ministry

'Un-gala' fundraiser draws awareness to homeless ministry | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Denver, Colo., Sep 6, 2013 / 02:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Putting a unique spin on a typical charity fundraiser, the young missionaries of Christ in the City recently hosted an “un-gala” to raise awareness of efforts to serve the Denver homeless.
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I love this!!
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Rural children, families inspired by Thai diocesan program

Rural children, families inspired by Thai diocesan program | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Si Racha, Thailand, Aug 29, 2013 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In Thailand, the Diocese of Chanthaburi is reaching out to rural residents through a human development program offering assistance to families and children of all religions.
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This is what makes me proud to be Catholic!
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French teens aim to learn extreme poverty during Rome trip

French teens aim to learn extreme poverty during Rome trip | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Vatican City, Aug 21, 2013 / 04:05 am (CNA).- A group of French teenagers arrived in Rome this month without money or possessions in the hopes of learning how to let go of material things and grow closer to God.
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Very Franciscan!
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What the US Can Do to Help Christians in Egypt and Syria

What the US Can Do to Help Christians in Egypt and Syria | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
An interview with Robert P. George, new chairman of US International Freedom Commission
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Worth reading, and must pray for our suffering Church.
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Philadelphia archdiocese plans to sell nursing homes

Philadelphia archdiocese plans to sell nursing homes | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 22, 2013 / 02:07 am (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced plans to sell its nursing homes and to outsource the management of its cemeteries, citing a major deficit in its operating funds.
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Washington state attorney general: hospitals must perform abortions

Washington state attorney general: hospitals must perform abortions | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
The attorney general of the state of Washington has announced that any hospital in the state that receives public funds must perform abortions. Bob Ferguson based his ruling on the text ...
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Denver archdiocese: World Youth Day launched spiritual revolution

Denver archdiocese: World Youth Day launched spiritual revolution | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Denver, Colo., Aug 15, 2013 / 08:57 am (CNA).- In 1992, Denver was one of three American cities that had been vying to host World Youth Day the following year.
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I was there with my two oldest! It was amazing seeing the crowd go wild when the pope arrived!
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Lawyer: Catholics, vegans and Starbucks all need conscience rights

Lawyer: Catholics, vegans and Starbucks all need conscience rights | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Washington D.C., Aug 13, 2013 / 12:06 am (CNA).- A leading religious freedom lawyer says the HHS mandate controversy involves whether government can force businesses and their owners to disregard their own values as they seek to make a living.
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Controversial book's claims about Jesus are 'nothing new'

Controversial book's claims about Jesus are 'nothing new' | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Denver, Colo., Aug 10, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Although a controversial new book on the “historical Jesus” is topping best-seller lists, claims made by its author are tired when it comes to New Testament scholarship, a Scripture professor...
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Another in a long line of shoddy scholarship
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�How Georgetown became a gay-friendly campus'

�How Georgetown became a gay-friendly campus' | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
The New York Times has published an article on the acceptance of homosexuality at Georgetown University. "Indeed, there's a Gender Liberation Week, Gay Pride Month, a popular drag ball ...
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Yes, this is one of the reasons I am a conflicted alum.
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Slovenia's 2 leading prelates resign

Slovenia's 2 leading prelates resign | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of both of Slovenia's archbishops, the Holy See's Press Office has announced. Archbishop Anton Stres of Ljubljana, the nation's capital, is ...
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Catholic schools’ secret: love

Catholic schools’ secret: love | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
These days much of my life is decided by two nuns. My children spend their days with them. My nights and weekends are largely determined by the sports and dances…
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This article is about his respect and admiration for the two nuns who run McGurn's daughters' Catholic schools. Love to see this portrayal of women in charge.

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Pope’s interview prompts flurry of media reactions

Pope’s interview prompts flurry of media reactions | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Vatican City, Sep 21, 2013 / 02:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A lengthy interview with Pope Francis published yesterday by a Jesuit publication has sparked a flood of news reports, as well as in-depth commentary from Catholic analysts.
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Umm, yeah. Take the time and read the whole interview!
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Embrace peace, Pope tells massive prayer vigil

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Vatican City, Sep 7, 2013 / 03:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Addressing myriad people in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis denounced war as a “defeat for humanity” and called on world leaders and individual Christians alike to rebuild a “shattered” harmony.
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Pope Francis announces global prayer vigil for peace on Sept. 7

Pope Francis announces global prayer vigil for peace on Sept. 7 | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Vatican City, Sep 1, 2013 / 07:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Departing from his typical reflections on the Sunday gospel, Pope Francis used his Angelus audience today to call for peace throughout the world, particularly in conflict-ridden Syria.
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Notre Dame to welcome, help fund undocumented students

Notre Dame to welcome, help fund undocumented students | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
South Bend, Ind., Aug 27, 2013 / 11:04 am (CNA).- Citing the U.S. bishops’ support for immigration reform, the University of Notre Dame has announced that it will now accept qualified undocumented students who apply for undergraduate admission.
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Forty-five WYD participants seek refugee status in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 27, 2013 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Citing religious oppression in their home countries, 45 young people who took part in World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have asked the country for refugee status.
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Jesuit in Egypt laments Western support for Muslim Brotherhood

Jesuit in Egypt laments Western support for Muslim Brotherhood | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Father Henri Boulad, an 82-year-old Jesuit who ministers in Egypt, denounced Western support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement associated with ousted President Mohamed ...
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Never saw this in the MSM
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Pope calls for anti-human trafficking meeting at Vatican

Pope calls for anti-human trafficking meeting at Vatican | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Vatican City, Aug 23, 2013 / 12:04 am (CNA).- At Pope Francis' request, Vatican experts will gather this upcoming November with the aim of better tackling the growing scourge of human trafficking.
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Pope tells nuns that they are like Mary, opening heaven

Pope tells nuns that they are like Mary, opening heaven | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 16, 2013 / 12:07 am (CNA).- While visiting a convent of Poor Clare nuns yesterday, Pope Francis said that “a consecrated woman is a little like the Virgin Mary,” one of the nuns related to Vatican Radio.
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Attacks on Christian homes, stores in Egyptian town

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A mob of 4,000 looted Christian-owned businesses in Bani Ahmed, an Egyptian town near Cairo, and burned down homes, according to Worldwatch Monitor, a news site that reports on the ...
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Praying for our persecuted brothers and sisters
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Pope's women in the Church remarks urge a deeper theology

Pope's women in the Church remarks urge a deeper theology | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2013 / 02:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Recent comments by Pope Francis on the role of women in the Church not only assert that their status does not depend on ordination, but call for a developed “theology of women,” says a...
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Well, I will believe it when I see it.
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Cardinal George, CCHD withdraw support after immigrant coalition backs same-sex marriage

Cardinal George, CCHD withdraw support after immigrant coalition backs same-sex marriage | Just a Plain Jane Catholic | Scoop.it
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has defended the Catholic Campaign for Human Development's decision to cease to fund the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) ...
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