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The depth in finality

The depth in finality

| Erick Rommel | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thumbing through the book, “Famous Last Words,” I realized those words have importance, not because they were final but because, in many cases, they provided a better life summary than any biography.

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Archbishop outlines steps to ‘dismantle systemic racism’

Archbishop outlines steps to ‘dismantle systemic racism’

| Dave Luecking | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the strife and violence continuing in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., more than 500 St. Louis Catholics gathered for a votive Mass for peace and justice Aug. 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.

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Vatican says laicized nuncio could stand trial in Dominican Republic

Vatican says laicized nuncio could stand trial in Dominican Republic

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Vatican denied covering up for a former papal ambassador accused of sexually abusing boys and suggested he might have to stand trial on the charges in the Dominican Republic.

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Let us remember what Labor Day is about

Let us remember what Labor Day is about

| Pete Sheehan | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once, as a kid, I asked my dad: “Why do they call it ‘Labor Day’ when everyone is off work?”

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Poster aims to show border crossers ‘are real people’

Poster aims to show border crossers ‘are real people’

| Rhina Guidos | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

A human rights center in Tucson, Ariz., has released a poster with the hope that it will bring a human face to those who cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

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LCWR leaders hope Vatican will resolve issues, honor group’s integrity

LCWR leaders hope Vatican will resolve issues, honor group’s integrity

| August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Members of the national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said their “deepest hope” is to resolve the issues between them and the Vatican doctrinal congregation in a way that honors LCWR’s mission and integrity.

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Pope phones family of slain U.S. journalist

Pope phones family of slain U.S. journalist

| Francis X. Rocca | August 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria.

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When the Game Stands Tall

When the Game Stands Tall

| John Mulderig | August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s little to object to and much to honor in director Thomas Carter’s idealistic fact-based sports drama, “When the Game Stands Tall”

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Judge OKs ban on doctors prescribing abortion drugs via video system

Judge OKs ban on doctors prescribing abortion drugs via video system

| Joanne Fox | August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Iowa judge Aug. 19 upheld a state medical board’s ban on a first-in-the-nation videoconferencing system that allows physicians in different locations to dispense abortion-inducing drugs to women in rural clinics.

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Report says despite laws, migrants in Mexico face dangerous conditions

Report says despite laws, migrants in Mexico face dangerous conditions

| David Agren | August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Migrants traveling through Mexico still run the risk of robbery, rape and kidnap, despite laws approved in recent years to curb such crimes, said a new report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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Faith, prayer sources of strength for slain U.S. journalist, his family

Faith, prayer sources of strength for slain U.S. journalist, his family

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I prayed she’d know I was OK. I prayed I could communicate through some cosmic reach of the universe to her.”

Foley began to pray the rosary.

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Pope thanks people for prayers for his family after deadly crash

Pope thanks people for prayers for his family after deadly crash

| Cindy Wooden | August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, in mourning for the deaths of his nephew’s wife and two small children, thanked people at his weekly general audience Aug. 20 for their prayers.

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