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Every child ‘a precious gift from God,’ Trump tells pro-life rally

Every child ‘a precious gift from God,’ Trump tells pro-life rally

| Julie Asher | January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

In remarks broadcast to the March for Life from the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said that his administration “will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life.”

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Answered prayers? Our Lady of Lourdes’ Vikings Facebook post goes viral

Answered prayers? Our Lady of Lourdes’ Vikings Facebook post goes viral

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Comments range from compliments on the clever idea (“well played”) and emojis indicating laughter to direct invitations to attend Mass. Commenter Eric Langness noted, “You might need to schedule more than 3 Masses this Sunday.”

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U.S. now has 84 basilicas, but Minneapolis’ is the first

U.S. now has 84 basilicas, but Minneapolis’ is the first

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The naming of St. Mary Church in Alexandria, Virginia, is the 84th such creation of a basilica in the United States.

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Archbishop brings ‘God’s love’ to mudslide victims with special Mass

Archbishop brings ‘God’s love’ to mudslide victims with special Mass

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amid tragedies such as the devastating mudslides in Southern California and the horrific wildfires that preceded them, “we want to know why” they happen, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez said Jan. 14.

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March lauded for witnessing to life; participation in ‘9 Days’ urged

March lauded for witnessing to life; participation in ‘9 Days’ urged

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a message of support for the March for Life in Washington, a Vatican official praised “the tens of thousands” of participants for their witness to the “value of every human life” and for upholding the dignity of life from conception to natural death.

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Alert prompts Hawaii bishop to give general absolution to deacon group

Alert prompts Hawaii bishop to give general absolution to deacon group

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva gave general absolution to about 45 people in a deacon formation program in response to the alert of an imminent ballistic missile attack that put Hawaii in a state of panic shortly after 8 a.m. Jan. 13.

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Poll shows a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on abortion

Poll shows a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on abortion

| Kurt Jensen | January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The annual poll of Americans’ views on abortion sponsored by the Knights of Columbus indicates that more than three-fourths continue to want “significant restrictions” on abortion access, even though a slim majority describe themselves as “pro-choice.”

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Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile.

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Arson suspected in multiple St. Kate’s fires

Arson suspected in multiple St. Kate’s fires

| January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

According to the university’s Twitter page, fires were extinguished in seven buildings and the “incidents included fires set to a chair and papers in a garbage can.” No one has been injured.

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In Canada, new law could mean changing route of March for Life

In Canada, new law could mean changing route of March for Life

| January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pro-life advocates are making plans to address a new law in Ontario that will create “bubble zones” around abortion facilities and likely force the National March for Life in Ottawa to find a new route.

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Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile

Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile

| January 17, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said.

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‘No one can replace a mother,’ Chilean inmate tells Pope Francis

‘No one can replace a mother,’ Chilean inmate tells Pope Francis

| January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

When mothers are in prison, “children are the ones who suffer the most,” a female inmate at San Joaquin Women’s Prison told Pope Francis Jan. 16.

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