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U.S. priest to receive reports of abuse, cover-up at Vatican City State

U.S. priest to receive reports of abuse, cover-up at Vatican City State

| Carol Glatz | July 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vatican City State will have its own reporting system in place before the end of the year for flagging suspected cases of the abuse of minors and vulnerable people and instances of cover-up or negligence in handling such cases, the Vatican said.

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Pope calls for quick action to prevent further migrant deaths

Pope calls for quick action to prevent further migrant deaths

| July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Days after rescue workers recovered the bodies of dozens of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged the international community to “act quickly” to prevent future tragedies.

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Cause for beatification of British missionary in Zimbabwe opens Sept. 5

Cause for beatification of British missionary in Zimbabwe opens Sept. 5

| Simon Caldwell | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican has allowed the bishops of Zimbabwe to open the sainthood cause of a British missionary murdered after he refused to abandon his ministry to people with Hansen’s disease during the country’s civil war.

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Hearts ‘heavy with sadness’ over shooting at garlic festival, bishop says

Hearts ‘heavy with sadness’ over shooting at garlic festival, bishop says

| July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hundreds gathered late July 29 at St. Mary’s Church for a bilingual prayer service, invited by Gilroy’s Catholic community “to come together and pray for all those affected by the senseless tragedy.”

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Judge dismisses Covington Catholic student’s suit against newspaper

Judge dismisses Covington Catholic student’s suit against newspaper

| Carol Zimmermann | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

A federal judge July 26 dismissed a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post by a Kentucky Catholic high school student, ruling the newspaper’s articles and tweets about the student’s actions after the annual March for Life in January were protected by the First Amendment.

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Wimbledon champ carried gift from confirmation sponsor to each match

Wimbledon champ carried gift from confirmation sponsor to each match

| Kate Turgeon Watson | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Abbey Forbes, the 18-year-old winner of the junior girls doubles championship at Wimbledon, has kept an inspirational book in her tennis bag at recent competitions and for all seven Wimbledon matches.

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Supreme Court allows Trump administration to use funds for border wall

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to use funds for border wall

| July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a 5-4 vote July 26, the Supreme Court said the Trump administration could use $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds to pay for construction and repairs of a wall along the U.S-Mexico border.

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Vatican: Bones found at cemetery do not belong to missing woman

Vatican: Bones found at cemetery do not belong to missing woman

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican press office said that the results of a morphological analysis of bones and bone fragments found at an ossuary in a Vatican cemetery concluded that none belonged to Emanuela Orlandi, a young Italian woman who has been missing for more than 30 years.

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Catholic leaders object to reinstatement of federal death penalty

Catholic leaders object to reinstatement of federal death penalty

| Carol Zimmermann | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16 years was unwelcome news for Catholic leaders who have advocated against capital punishment.

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Puerto Rican bishops call for peace, harmony after governor’s resignation

Puerto Rican bishops call for peace, harmony after governor’s resignation

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the historic resignation of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello, the people of the Caribbean island must continue to maintain their unity to overcome the social ills that led to the crisis, the Puerto Rican bishops’ conference said.

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With dedication Mass, Orange Diocese’s Christ Cathedral ‘becomes reality’

With dedication Mass, Orange Diocese’s Christ Cathedral ‘becomes reality’

| Orange County Catholic staff | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tim Strader believes Christ Cathedral of the Diocese of Orange “will become the most important Catholic cathedral in the United States, other than St. Patrick’s” in New York.

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Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

| Kurt Jensen | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the most startling image in the documentary “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable” (Entertainment Films) is of the pro surfer, who lost her left arm in a 2003 shark attack, confidently navigating her surfboard while seven months pregnant with her first child.

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