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Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

| Joseph McAleer | July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty years after its debut on television, “Star Trek” bursts onto the big screen again in its 13th feature-film outing.

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Young adults hit the road to take pro-life message across country

Young adults hit the road to take pro-life message across country

| Ana Franco-Guzman | July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The path for a group of young adult pro-lifers this summer is about 10,000 miles long.

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Conversion of Islam; women and Vatican vote

Conversion of Islam; women and Vatican vote

| Father Kenneth Doyle | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. Long ago, as a child, I remember saying prayers aloud for “the conversion of Russia” after every Mass. Why, in our troubled world, are we not doing the same thing now for Islamic extremists, who are surely in need of our prayers? And where would such a directive come from?

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Church leaders gather before AIDS conference, focus on children, stigma

Church leaders gather before AIDS conference, focus on children, stigma

| Bronwen Dachs | July 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

One-third of HIV-positive children “die before their first birthday, and half before their second birthday,” so Catholic groups are advocating for changes in treatment, said Msgr. Robert Vitillo, Caritas Internationalis special adviser on HIV and health.

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Churches among those swept up in Pokemon Go craze

Churches among those swept up in Pokemon Go craze

| Jennifer Brinker | July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since its release in the United States July 6, Pokemon Go has quickly become a cultural phenomenon.

In the first week, the mobile game attracted nearly 21 million users, according to data from Survey Monkey, making it the most popular app in U.S. history.

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Priest’s prayer reminds GOP convention of importance of all human life

Priest’s prayer reminds GOP convention of importance of all human life

| Dennis Sadowski | July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Msgr. Kieran Harrington delivered the invocation on the opening night of the Republican National Convention, it wasn’t just a coincidence that he ended up on the same stage where high-scale politics would dominate for four days.

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Panel examines causes, solutions for ‘growing scourge’ of trafficking

Panel examines causes, solutions for ‘growing scourge’ of trafficking

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

One goal of a July 13 event at the United Nations on human trafficking was “to make real the faces of the nearly 2 million children and youth who are presently being trafficked,” said the Vatican’s U.N. nuncio.

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Poll: Hispanic Catholics back Clinton; white Catholics split over choices

Poll: Hispanic Catholics back Clinton; white Catholics split over choices

| Mark Pattison | July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hispanic Catholics are solidly behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, while white Catholics are more closely split between Clinton and her presumed Republican challenger, Donald Trump.

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Bishop feels ‘deep ache in my heart’ after fatal shootings of police

Bishop feels ‘deep ache in my heart’ after fatal shootings of police

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Baton Rouge Bishop Robert W. Muench renewed a call for a diocesan-wide week of prayer, fasting and reflection after the latest fatal shootings in the city, which this time took the lives of three law enforcement officers.

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Tens of thousands gather in nation’s capital to celebrate faith in Jesus

Tens of thousands gather in nation’s capital to celebrate faith in Jesus

| Ana Franco-Guzman | July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

About 350,000 people of all faiths gathered together on the National Mall July 16 for “Together 2016” to declare that Jesus changes everything and asking him to “reset the generation.”

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U.S. church urged to turn attention to racism before fractures widen

U.S. church urged to turn attention to racism before fractures widen

| Dennis Sadowski | July 15, 2016 | 3 Comments

Father Bryan Massingale, a priest of the Milwaukee Archdiocese and well-known theologian, knows what it’s like to be watched by police.

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Pope calls attack on Nice act of ‘blind violence’

Pope calls attack on Nice act of ‘blind violence’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day celebrations in France, calling it an act of “blind violence.”

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