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At AIDS conference, Catholics remember colleagues on MH17

At AIDS conference, Catholics remember colleagues on MH17

| Paul Jeffrey | July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholics involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS took a few moments July 21 to remember their friends and colleagues who perished in the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine.

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Papal puzzler: Leo XIII anonymously published riddles in Latin

Papal puzzler: Leo XIII anonymously published riddles in Latin

| Carol Glatz | July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Going by the pseudonym “X,” Pope Leo XIII anonymously crafted poetic puzzles in Latin for a Roman periodical at the turn of the 19th century.

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Catholic leaders speak out about policy toward migrant kids, families

Catholic leaders speak out about policy toward migrant kids, families

| Patricia Zapor | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Latin America expert for Catholic Relief Services, the head of the bishops’ migration committee and the president of a Catholic college in Michigan were among those urging the government toward humanitarian responses to a surge of children and families crossing the U.S. border from Central America.

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Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul

Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul

| Carol Glatz | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace.

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Pray 4 MH17

Pray 4 MH17

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Malaysian youths gather in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, July 18 for a candlelight vigil for passengers and crew of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

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Papal astronomer wins recognition for excellence in communication

Papal astronomer wins recognition for excellence in communication

| Carol Glatz | July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

A papal astronomer won recognition for his ability to communicate accurately and clearly the discoveries of planetary science to the general public.

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Pope prays for victims of downed plane, urges peace in Ukraine

Pope prays for victims of downed plane, urges peace in Ukraine

| Cindy Wooden | July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though exactly what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 remained unclear, Pope Francis offered prayers for the 298 passengers and crew members who died when it came down in eastern Ukraine.

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Cribbage and the kingdom of heaven

Cribbage and the kingdom of heaven

| Bill Dodds | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, I was teaching my 9-year-old grandson how to play cribbage. I was dusting off a lot of mental cobwebs about the game. We were quite pleased with ourselves.

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Natural family planners cautious about new fertility monitoring apps

Natural family planners cautious about new fertility monitoring apps

| Nancy Frazier O’Brien | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

As new fertility monitoring applications such as Clue and Glow make news, specialists in natural family planning caution that any technological application is only as good as the expertise behind it and the comfort level of its users.

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Ukrainian Catholic Church welcomes plan to add military chaplaincy

Ukrainian Catholic Church welcomes plan to add military chaplaincy

| Jonathan Luxmoore | July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ukrainian government plans to re-establish military chaplaincies in the country’s embattled armed forces, nine months after they were abolished under Soviet rule.

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Knights of Columbus pledges $1.4 million to Special Olympics

Knights of Columbus pledges $1.4 million to Special Olympics

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Knights of Columbus has pledged $1.4 million to help cover costs for next year’s Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The donation, announced July 14 in Los Angeles, will help cover on-the-ground costs for the 7,000 participants expected to compete in the games. The contribution covers more than 8 percent of the Special […]

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