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Cardinal from Myanmar: Poverty is a manmade disaster: "Poverty is not natural, as rain or snow. People are made poor, kept poor," Myanmar Cardinal Charles Maung Bo told a conference on Catholic social teaching. Heidi Schlumpf's story is full of quotes like this. Bo gives blunt, fair takes on Western indifference to poverty.
Minnesota priests gather to listen, reflect on church's sex abuse crisis: At the invitation of Archbishop Bernard Hebda, some 80 priests of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis gathered to listen to presentations from a clergy sex abuse survivor and his mother.
Most Americans continue to oppose religious service refusals to LGBT people, according to a new Public Religion Research Institute survey.
'God is waiting to be gracious to them': Listen or read Bishop Thomas Gumbleton's homily for the Third Sunday of Lent. The gist of it: God loves us, God waits for us, and if we come to be reconciled, God receives us.
You can pair that with today's Daily Lenten Reflection, March anticipates renewal, a welcome return to spring.