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Catholic school graduate has role in pro-life film ‘Unplanned’

Catholic school graduate has role in pro-life film ‘Unplanned’

| Joseph P. Owens | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Maura Corsini, who graduated four years ago from a Catholic high school in Delaware, has landed a role in the upcoming film “Unplanned,” which tells the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood administrator who converted to the pro-life movement.

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Ukrainian Catholics fear new war after naval clashes

Ukrainian Catholics fear new war after naval clashes

| Jonathan Luxmoore | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in Ukraine said people fear a full-scale war with Russia, after a naval confrontation prompted the imposition of martial law in Ukraine’s eastern regions.

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Women say church leaders must listen to survivors before abuse summit

Women say church leaders must listen to survivors before abuse summit

| Philippa Hitchen | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three female survivors of sexual abuse by priests called on church leaders preparing for a February summit at the Vatican to listen to the voices of victims and to end a “culture of cover-up” that has dragged on for decades.

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Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day

Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day

| Carol Glatz | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is not easy living with cancer, but there is always some kind of victory that awaits each person on the horizon, Pope Francis told young oncology patients from Poland.

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Michigan sisters sing at National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

Michigan sisters sing at National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

| Mark Pattison | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

To hear the voices of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist from Michigan in Washington, the best bet was to listen to them sing at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse outside the White House late Nov. 28.

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Forum explores alternatives to use of fetal tissue in medical research

Forum explores alternatives to use of fetal tissue in medical research

| Mark Pattison | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Alternatives to the use of fetal tissue from abortions are already plentiful, asserted one speaker at a Nov. 27 forum on the issue hosted by the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington.

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Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

| Carol Zimmermann | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once the California wildfires were contained — after burning for more than two weeks and ravaging the town of Paradise and nearby neighborhoods — those displaced by the raging fires began the process of resuming their lives.

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Catholic brother hails trial of Belgian docs for violating euthanasia law

Catholic brother hails trial of Belgian docs for violating euthanasia law

| Simon Caldwell | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The head of a Catholic order that runs homes for psychiatric patients welcomed the first prosecutions of Belgian doctors for an illegal act of euthanasia.

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English bishop says miracle of U.S. woman could make Newman a saint

English bishop says miracle of U.S. woman could make Newman a saint

| Simon Caldwell | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops have expressed hope that Pope Francis will canonize Blessed John Henry Newman in 2019 after Vatican medics said the inexplicable healing of a U.S. mother was a miracle attributable to his intercession.

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Visitors are most important things about shrine, pope says

Visitors are most important things about shrine, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

People who visit Catholic shrines must find a place of warmth and welcome, as well as good priests who enjoy being with and listening to the faithful, Pope Francis said.

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Texas archdiocese ‘fully cooperating’ with search of offices

Texas archdiocese ‘fully cooperating’ with search of offices

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston said Nov. 28 it “continues to cooperate, as we have since the outset,” with the Office of the District Attorney of Montgomery County in its ongoing investigation into a Catholic priest accused of abusing minors.

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House passes measure to provide humanitarian aid to genocide victims

House passes measure to provide humanitarian aid to genocide victims

| Julie Asher | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure late Nov. 27 to provide humanitarian relief to genocide victims in Iraq and Syria and to hold Islamic State perpetrators accountable.

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