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Catholic groups sue over St. Louis ordinance protecting abortion advocacy

Catholic groups sue over St. Louis ordinance protecting abortion advocacy

| Jennifer Brinker | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Enacted in February, the city ordinance provides a protected-class status to any woman who chooses to have an abortion and those who support her in that action — while also discriminating against those who promote pro-life alternatives, the lawsuit stated.

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Trump arrives in Holy Land, visits Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall

Trump arrives in Holy Land, visits Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall

| Judith Sudilovsky | May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following his official welcome to Jerusalem by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, U.S. President Donald Trump began his two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with a private visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Western Wall.

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Salvadoran cardinal-designate dedicates appointment to Blessed Romero

Salvadoran cardinal-designate dedicates appointment to Blessed Romero

Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chavez dedicated his appointment as El Salvador’s first Catholic cardinal to his longtime friend and mentor, Blessed Oscar Romero, a slain archbishop who has come to symbolize the small Central American country’s fight for justice.

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Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican

Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican

| Rhina Guidos | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, will be Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, two U.S. news outlets are reporting.

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Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador

Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador

| Cindy Wooden | May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis announced he will create five new cardinals June 28; the new cardinals-designate come from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos and El Salvador.

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Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

| Cindy Wooden | May 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

A discussion about religious persecution could open the door to Pope Francis restating his conviction of the moral obligation to welcome strangers, especially those fleeing persecution, terrorism, war and abject poverty.

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Notre Dame students plan walkout during Pence’s commencement address

Notre Dame students plan walkout during Pence’s commencement address

Earlier, the group announced members would protest Pence as a representative of the Trump administration and also for policies he supported as Indiana’s governor, including a religious freedom law and a bill to restrict abortion.

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Former orphan shows gratitude through service

Former orphan shows gratitude through service

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Carlos McMerty-Brummer’s memories of his native Honduras are vivid. He remembers the five houses that made up the orphanage he entered as a baby in 1998 and the presence of two American missionaries who would alter the course of his life.

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Lifelong Vis student faces health challenges with community by her side

Lifelong Vis student faces health challenges with community by her side

| Anne Fredrickson | May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

“I’ve been very grateful that I was raised in a faith-filled community, because it’s been really helpful to have my faith to turn back to. Many times when I’ve wondered why this is happening to me, I’ve always been able to turn to God, to know he has a plan and is looking over me,” Daniewicz said.

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