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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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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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‘Tremendous excitement’ in parish of British Open winner Shane Lowry

‘Tremendous excitement’ in parish of British Open winner Shane Lowry

| Chai Brady | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

After Massgoers’ prayers for golfer Shane Lowry were answered, there was “tremendous excitement” in his rural parish, said Father Joe Deegan, the local priest.

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Puerto Rican governor resigns amid massive protests

Puerto Rican governor resigns amid massive protests

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

After nearly two weeks of massive protests in the fallout of scandals involving corruption and offensive private messages, Gov. Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico resigned from office, becoming the first governor to do so in the island’s history.

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St. Paul native steers national organization to train Church leaders and heal from crisis

St. Paul native steers national organization to train Church leaders and heal from crisis

| Christina Capecchi | July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A St. Paul native mentored by a legion of local Catholic women is at the helm of an urgent mission to train church leaders and help them respond to the sex abuse crisis.

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Program gives educators tools to teach about Holocaust, anti-Semitism

Program gives educators tools to teach about Holocaust, anti-Semitism

| Elizabeth Bachmann | July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of 35 teachers from Catholic middle and high schools around the country went back to school briefly this summer to learn how to better approach anti-Semitism and the Holocaust in the classroom.

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Forensic experts to study ‘thousands of bones’ found in Vatican ossuaries

Forensic experts to study ‘thousands of bones’ found in Vatican ossuaries

| Carol Glatz | July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

During a search for the remains of a young Italian woman missing for more than 30 years, workers discovered an enormous number of bones inside two ossuaries in a building next to a Vatican cemetery.

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Syriac Christians living near border fear Turkey military incursion

Syriac Christians living near border fear Turkey military incursion

| Dale Gavlak | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Syriac Christians in northeastern Syria are calling on the United States to help defend them against a buildup of Turkish troops along the border, fearing they will be overrun and suffer the same fate as Afrin, where jihadist forces pushed out inhabitants last year.

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Moon landing inspired a country and a career in aerospace engineering

Moon landing inspired a country and a career in aerospace engineering

| Theresa Laurence | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Retired Maj. Gen. Mike Wiedemer was an aerospace engineering and ROTC student at the University of Notre Dame in July 1969 when Apollo 11 launched and Neil Armstrong took a “giant leap for mankind” by becoming the first man to walk on the moon.

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Young people’s activism is sign of hope for Earth, says Cardinal Turkson

Young people’s activism is sign of hope for Earth, says Cardinal Turkson

| Fredrick Nzwili | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Young people’s intensified demand for climate action is a sign of hope during the planet’s ecological crisis, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

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When Islamic State came, Iraqi monks had just finished hiding manuscripts

When Islamic State came, Iraqi monks had just finished hiding manuscripts

| Doreen Abi Raad | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first time a band of Islamic State militants “visited” the monks, they presented the monks with a kind of suggestion, in a nonthreatening manner: “Why don’t you become a Muslim?”

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