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The more Cavins teaches about Bible, the more he learns ‘how to teach it’

The more Cavins teaches about Bible, the more he learns ‘how to teach it’

| Kurt Jensen | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jeff Cavins realized how long he’d been an author, Bible teacher and broadcaster when a priest approached him to say, “When I was young, my mother made me watch you.”

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Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests

Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A controversial extradition bill that sparked months of protest has been formally withdrawn by Hong Kong’s government, reported ucanews.org.

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Everyday Heroes: Knight and ex-MLB pitcher now running with Grace

Everyday Heroes: Knight and ex-MLB pitcher now running with Grace

| Andrew Fowler | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Trever Miller was born to be a pitcher.

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Nationals’ Catholic chaplain calls the World Series team his parish

Nationals’ Catholic chaplain calls the World Series team his parish

| Carol Zimmermann | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like most parish priests, Msgr. Stephen Rossetti celebrates Mass, baptizes babies, gives marriage preparation talks and provides pastoral care that often involves listening to people or praying with them.

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Catholic takes faith on the road, travels to pilgrimage sites around U.S.

Catholic takes faith on the road, travels to pilgrimage sites around U.S.

| Zoey Marist | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lynda Rozell was at a crossroads in her life when she drove past a lot of silvery, gleaming, spaceship-like vehicles.

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Eight tips for pre-planning your funeral

Eight tips for pre-planning your funeral

| Sam Patet | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

You don’t have to tell Joan Gecik that weddings are huge affairs. Getting ready for the big day can take a year or more, she said.

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Cardinal talks about listening at the synod, being loyal to the pope

Cardinal talks about listening at the synod, being loyal to the pope

| Cindy Wooden | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna said that as a European member of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, his first task is to listen and his second task is to examine ways his lifestyle and that of his community contribute to the suffering of the Amazonian people.

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Judgment Day: New book claims Vatican close to financial ruin

Judgment Day: New book claims Vatican close to financial ruin

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Italian author who was once tried and acquitted by a Vatican court for publishing leaked documents is claiming in a new book that decades of mismanagement, shady deals and decreasing donations will leave the Vatican no choice but to default.

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Joan Gecik has been preparing all of her life to lead Catholic Cemeteries

Joan Gecik has been preparing all of her life to lead Catholic Cemeteries

| Christina Capecchi | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Without knowing it, Joan Gecik has been preparing for her new job as executive director of The Catholic Cemeteries her entire life ­— personally and professionally. But the first notable influence came in early childhood. After Sunday Mass, her parents would take their 10 kids out for a picnic at the cemetery — a free, safe and beautiful place.

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‘Loving neighbor as yourself implies caring for earth,’ theologian says

‘Loving neighbor as yourself implies caring for earth,’ theologian says

| Barbara J. Fraser | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is calling Catholics to an ecological conversion in their personal lives and in the Church throughout the world, a theologian participating in the synod said.

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Faith groups pray for immigrant children in detention, urge policy change

Faith groups pray for immigrant children in detention, urge policy change

| Michelle Martin | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dozens of Chicago-area Catholics were joined by Lutheran, Jewish and Muslim representatives as they all prayed for immigrant children held in U.S. detention centers Oct. 16.

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Historian works to reconstruct Canadian saint’s face from a mortuary mask

Historian works to reconstruct Canadian saint’s face from a mortuary mask

| Philippe Vaillancourt | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Philippe Roy-Lysencourt entered the clinic lab carrying a retro-looking cardboard box under his arm as if it were a football.

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