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Vatican signs treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Vatican signs treaty to ban nuclear weapons

| Cindy Wooden | September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Holy See ratified and signed the new U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the high-level Vatican diplomat who signed the treaty told a U.N. conference that the Catholic Church supports efforts “to move progressively toward a world free of nuclear weapons.”

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How to have hope: a guide from Pope Francis

How to have hope: a guide from Pope Francis

| Carol Glatz | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Young people should love, believe and follow their dreams, never despairing because Jesus is always with them, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic agencies prepared to help in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Catholic agencies prepared to help in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

| Rhina Guidos and Dennis Sadowski | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands sought shelter in Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Maria, called a “monster storm” by many, hit the Caribbean island just short of a Category 5 storm Sept. 20, with winds of 155 miles per hour.

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Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

Bishop, Caritas staffer say situation in Mexico serious, much aid needed

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Catholic bishop and a Caritas worker in Mexico said the situation was extremely serious after the Sept. 19 earthquake, and much aid would be needed.

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Church leaders offer prayers, Mexicans pitch in after earthquake

Church leaders offer prayers, Mexicans pitch in after earthquake

| David Agren | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mexican church leaders offered prayers and urged generosity after an earthquake struck the national capital and its environs, claiming more than 240 lives — including at least 20 children trapped in a collapsed school.

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Young Catholic entrepreneur takes lawn-mowing business to White House

Young Catholic entrepreneur takes lawn-mowing business to White House

| Zoey Maraist | September 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

When Francis “FX” Giaccio began his lawn-mowing business in May, the 11-year-old saw beyond the possibility of making enough money to buy a Lego set or a new phone. He saw an opportunity.

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Myanmar leader condemns human rights violations in speech on Rohingya

Myanmar leader condemns human rights violations in speech on Rohingya

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Faced with a powerful military keen to have martial law declared in Rakhine state, which nearly half a million people fled in three weeks, Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, avoided any mention of ethnic cleansing of Muslim Rohingya while broadly condemning human rights violations in her first major address on the issue.

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Key West Catholic school struggles to reopen after Hurricane Irma

Key West Catholic school struggles to reopen after Hurricane Irma

| Tom Tracy | September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Robert Wright, principal of the Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West, reluctantly left town before Hurricane Irma made its historic landfall, knowing it wouldn’t be easy getting back to Florida’s southernmost tip later on.

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American Assassin

American Assassin

| Joseph McAleer | September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The award for the most obvious film title of the year goes to “American Assassin,” an action thriller about — you guessed it — a professional killer from the United States, specifically Rhode Island.

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Father Stanley Rother beatification

Father Stanley Rother beatification

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Rother’s life, legacy and Minnesota ties

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London cardinal calls Tube incident ‘another cowardly attack’

London cardinal calls Tube incident ‘another cowardly attack’

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster described the attempted bombing of a rush hour Tube train in London as “yet another cowardly attack” and said he was praying for the 22 people being treated for burns and other injuries.

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The Tommie-Johnnie game: the history of a rivalry

The Tommie-Johnnie game: the history of a rivalry

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tommie-Johnnie lore begins with a expelled student turned oil tycoon, but the teams’ annual match up — this year at Target Field — is an ever unfolding drama

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