Archive for July, 2019

Once imprisoned, Chinese woman now guides others to the Catholic faith

Once imprisoned, Chinese woman now guides others to the Catholic faith

| Catherine Sheehan | July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman who spent 20 years imprisoned in China for being a faithful Catholic has helped hundreds of Chinese migrants convert to the faith in Australia.

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Pro-life groups’ campaign provides items to mothers, babies at border

Pro-life groups’ campaign provides items to mothers, babies at border

| Elizabeth Bachmann | July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Shoelaces, rosaries, diapers, shampoo, Chapstick, baby wipes, water. Basic things that affirm one’s humanity. These are the items that the #Bottles2TheBorder campaign fought to provide for immigrant mothers and their babies as they crossed into America.

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Rhode Island pastor competes on ‘Worst Cooks in America’ reality TV show

Rhode Island pastor competes on ‘Worst Cooks in America’ reality TV show

| Laura Kilgus | July 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Adam Young can think of a few failed recipes in the kitchen that might lead him to think he’d be a good contestant on the popular Food Network show “Worst Cooks in America.”

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U.S. priest to receive reports of abuse, cover-up at Vatican City State

U.S. priest to receive reports of abuse, cover-up at Vatican City State

| Carol Glatz | July 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vatican City State will have its own reporting system in place before the end of the year for flagging suspected cases of the abuse of minors and vulnerable people and instances of cover-up or negligence in handling such cases, the Vatican said.

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Eugene McAllister named interim president of St. John’s University

Eugene McAllister named interim president of St. John’s University

| Reprinted with permission from The Central Minnesota Catholic | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Eugene McAllister has been named interim president of St. John’s University in Collegeville by the school’s board of trustees, according to a July 29 news release from the university.

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Pope calls for quick action to prevent further migrant deaths

Pope calls for quick action to prevent further migrant deaths

| July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Days after rescue workers recovered the bodies of dozens of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged the international community to “act quickly” to prevent future tragedies.

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Cause for beatification of British missionary in Zimbabwe opens Sept. 5

Cause for beatification of British missionary in Zimbabwe opens Sept. 5

| Simon Caldwell | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican has allowed the bishops of Zimbabwe to open the sainthood cause of a British missionary murdered after he refused to abandon his ministry to people with Hansen’s disease during the country’s civil war.

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Hearts ‘heavy with sadness’ over shooting at garlic festival, bishop says

Hearts ‘heavy with sadness’ over shooting at garlic festival, bishop says

| July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hundreds gathered late July 29 at St. Mary’s Church for a bilingual prayer service, invited by Gilroy’s Catholic community “to come together and pray for all those affected by the senseless tragedy.”

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Judge dismisses Covington Catholic student’s suit against newspaper

Judge dismisses Covington Catholic student’s suit against newspaper

| Carol Zimmermann | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

A federal judge July 26 dismissed a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post by a Kentucky Catholic high school student, ruling the newspaper’s articles and tweets about the student’s actions after the annual March for Life in January were protected by the First Amendment.

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Wimbledon champ carried gift from confirmation sponsor to each match

Wimbledon champ carried gift from confirmation sponsor to each match

| Kate Turgeon Watson | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Abbey Forbes, the 18-year-old winner of the junior girls doubles championship at Wimbledon, has kept an inspirational book in her tennis bag at recent competitions and for all seven Wimbledon matches.

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Supreme Court allows Trump administration to use funds for border wall

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to use funds for border wall

| July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a 5-4 vote July 26, the Supreme Court said the Trump administration could use $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds to pay for construction and repairs of a wall along the U.S-Mexico border.

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Vatican: Bones found at cemetery do not belong to missing woman

Vatican: Bones found at cemetery do not belong to missing woman

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican press office said that the results of a morphological analysis of bones and bone fragments found at an ossuary in a Vatican cemetery concluded that none belonged to Emanuela Orlandi, a young Italian woman who has been missing for more than 30 years.

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