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    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named Oblate Father Andrew Small secretary "pro tempore" of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Father Small, 53, had served two terms as national director for the Pontifical Mission Societies ...

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  • Pope names Oblate priest secretary of child protection commission

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named Oblate Father Andrew Small secretary "pro tempore" of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Father Small, 53, had served two terms as national director for the Pontifical Mission Societies ...

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  • Bridgeport bishop announces catechism 'institute'

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Connecticut bishop who is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee on the Catechism has proposed what he called a "catechism institute" that would "respond to new challenges in catechesis." While Bishop ...

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  • Pope welcomes prisoners to Vatican before they tour museums

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Arriving at the Vatican early in morning, a dozen inmates from Rome's Rebibbia prison brought a basket of breads they had baked before the sun came up. They gave the basket to Pope Francis June 21 during a brief meeting in his ...

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Pope names Oblate priest secretary of child protection commission


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has named Oblate Father Andrew Small secretary "pro tempore" of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Father Small, 53, had served two terms as national director for the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, and his successor there was named in April.

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Bridgeport bishop announces catechism 'institute'


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Connecticut bishop who is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee on the Catechism has proposed what he called a "catechism institute" that would "respond to new challenges in catechesis."

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Catholic Democrats in House say they work to advance respect for life


CLEVELAND (CNS) -- Shortly before the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the bishops had approved moving forward in drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist, a group of Catholic Democratic members of the House of Representatives asked the bishops not to deny holy Communion to anyone over the issue of abortion.

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Pope welcomes prisoners to Vatican before they tour museums


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Arriving at the Vatican early in morning, a dozen inmates from Rome's Rebibbia prison brought a basket of breads they had baked before the sun came up. They gave the basket to Pope Francis June 21 during a brief meeting in his residence before they set off -- with the prison director, a few guards and two judges who oversee special release permits -- to visit the Vatican Museums.

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