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Catholic headlines for August 5, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines today: • Catholics who have divorced and are civilly remarried “are not, in fact, excommunicated — they are not excommunicated — and they absolutely must not be treated as if they were,” Pope Francis said today at his general audience.



Archbishop Wenski welcomes final Clean Power Plan rules

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development welcomed the White House’s Clean Power Plan that establishes federal limits on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami called the standard “an important step forward to protect the…




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Catholic headlines for August 4, 2015

Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines today: • A Senate bill to withhold funding from Planned Parenthood failed to pass last night. • From Crux: Milwaukee archdiocese reaches $21 million settlement with victims of clergy sexual abuse • The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See believes…