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Bryant relied on Catholic faith to see him through tough personal times

Bryant relied on Catholic faith to see him through tough personal times

| January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the world mourned the loss of basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others killed in a tragic helicopter crash Jan. 26, many recalled how Bryant gave much credit to his Catholic faith for seeing him through the bad times and strengthening his marriage and family.

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Trump’s appearance as March for Life speaker prompts mixed opinions

Trump’s appearance as March for Life speaker prompts mixed opinions

| Julie Asher | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The University of Notre Dame’s O. Carter Snead said it was “a good thing when the president of the United States — whomever he or she may be — attends an event meant to celebrate and defend the intrinsic equal dignity of all persons, born and unborn.”

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Peaceful spirit of pro-life marchers ‘quite amazing,’ says participant

Peaceful spirit of pro-life marchers ‘quite amazing,’ says participant

| Kurt Jensen | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

What you don’t comprehend about the marching portion of the March for Life until you’re in it is, even though it appears somewhat unorganized at the start, is that it’s an intensely polite and orderly experience despite its immense size.

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Priest helping migrants, staff in Guatemala receive death threats

Priest helping migrants, staff in Guatemala receive death threats

| Rhina Guidos | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Catholic priest helping feed and shelter migrants in Central America has filed a complaint with Guatemalan authorities after he and his staff received death threats for providing humanitarian aid for the latest mass of migrants headed toward the United States.

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Teen speaker, youthful crowd seen as signs march resonates with the young

Teen speaker, youthful crowd seen as signs march resonates with the young

| Kurt Jensen | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catalina Galinanes, this year’s student speaker at the March for Life rally on the National Mall, has been to almost as many marches as Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund.

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Trump tells March for Life attendees he welcomes their commitment to life

Trump tells March for Life attendees he welcomes their commitment to life

| Dennis Sadowski | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump credited attendees at the 47th annual March for Life for their commitment to protect the life of unborn and born children.

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Pope, Pence meet at the Vatican

Pope, Pence meet at the Vatican

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

After Pope Francis and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met privately for nearly an hour at the Vatican, Pence told the pope that his Roman Catholic mother will be pleased with the visit.

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Lawsuit charges USCCB misled Catholics about Peter’s Pence collection

Lawsuit charges USCCB misled Catholics about Peter’s Pence collection

| Dennis Sadowski | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Dallas law firm and a Rhode Island parishioner alleged in a federal lawsuit that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops misled donors nationwide regarding the purposes of the annual Peter’s Pence collection.

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Archbishop Chaput retires; pope names Bishop Perez successor

Archbishop Chaput retires; pope names Bishop Perez successor

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia and has appointed Bishop Nelson J. Perez of Cleveland as his successor.

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Some Chinese churches suspend activities because of coronavirus

Some Chinese churches suspend activities because of coronavirus

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some churches in China have suspended community activities, including Mass, over fears of the deadly coronavirus virus that has already killed six people and continues to spread, reported ucanews.org.

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Marchers ‘deeply honored’ Trump to address pro-life crowd in person

Marchers ‘deeply honored’ Trump to address pro-life crowd in person

| Julie Asher | January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pro-life supporters are “deeply honored to welcome” President Donald Trump to the 47th annual March for Life Jan. 24 rally in person, said Jeanne Mancini, March for Life president, in a statement late Jan. 22.

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U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman asks Catholics to serve mothers in need

U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman asks Catholics to serve mothers in need

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

In marking the “sorrowful anniversary” Jan. 22 of the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said the Catholic Church’s pastoral response to all mothers in need “will soon intensify.”

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