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Catholic swimmer Katie Ledecky named AP Female Athlete of the Year

Catholic swimmer Katie Ledecky named AP Female Athlete of the Year

| Kelly Sankowski | December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Associated Press named Katie Ledecky the Female Athlete of the Year Dec. 26, after balloting by U.S. editors and news directors.

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Vatican agency says at least 23 church workers killed in 2017

Vatican agency says at least 23 church workers killed in 2017

| December 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

The majority of Catholic Church workers violently killed in 2017 were victims of attempted robberies, the Vatican’s Fides agency said, with Nigeria and Mexico topping the list countries where the most brutal murders were carried out.

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Pope prays for world’s suffering children on Christmas

Pope prays for world’s suffering children on Christmas

| Cindy Wooden | December 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Those who recognize the Lord in the baby Jesus in the manger also should recognize his presence in children suffering today because of war, poverty and immigration, Pope Francis said.

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New poll shows most Americans want to hear ‘Merry Christmas’ over ‘Happy Holidays’

New poll shows most Americans want to hear ‘Merry Christmas’ over ‘Happy Holidays’

| December 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

A majority of Americans — 59 percent — say they prefer the greeting “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays” during this season, according to a new Knights of Columbus-Marist poll.

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‘This Is Us,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ top viewing choices for people of faith

‘This Is Us,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ top viewing choices for people of faith

| December 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

It’s probably no surprise that people who go to church watch TV.

What may be a surprise are their prime-time favorites.

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Priest’s ‘sweet secret’: He invented machine that ‘hooked’ the candy cane

Priest’s ‘sweet secret’: He invented machine that ‘hooked’ the candy cane

| Malea Hargett | December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Arkansas priest-inventor had a hand in creating the candy canes that you know and love this time of year.

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Gingrich formally begins service as U.S. ambassador to Holy See

Gingrich formally begins service as U.S. ambassador to Holy See

| Callista Gingrich | December 22, 2017 | 2 Comments

Callista Gingrich presented her letters of credential to Pope Francis, formally assuming her duties as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.

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Praying with song: Children learn theology behind sacred music

Praying with song: Children learn theology behind sacred music

| Susan Klemond | December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Along with liturgical music, the St. Cecilia (girls) and St. Gregory (boys) choristers of the upper choir are rehearsing traditional Christmas music they will sing at the Cathedral’s 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass.

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The future for Gregorian chant appears to be bright

The future for Gregorian chant appears to be bright

| Chaz Muth | December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

As David Lang assembled seminarians for an October rehearsal, he announced they would be going over selected Gregorian chants that would be an important part of the liturgy for an upcoming Mass at Theological College, a national seminary at The Catholic University of America.

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‘The Sultan and the Saint,’ Dec. 26, PBS

‘The Sultan and the Saint,’ Dec. 26, PBS

| Chris Byrd | December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scores of books and films were produced about St. Francis of Assisi prior to Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s 2013 election as pope, the first one to take the name Pope Francis.

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Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect 3

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The third time’s not a charm for “Pitch Perfect 3,” a discordant and exceedingly unfunny musical comedy.

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Catholic leaders offer prayers for all affected by train derailment

Catholic leaders offer prayers for all affected by train derailment

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders in the Archdiocese of Seattle and the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, offered prayers for all affected by the Dec. 18 derailment of an Amtrak train that had just come from the Tacoma station and was headed to Portland.

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