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New York court rules Archbishop Sheen’s remains transferred to Peoria

New York court rules Archbishop Sheen’s remains transferred to Peoria

| March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced “with great joy” March 5 that the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division ruled 5-0 that the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen should be transferred from New York to the Peoria Diocese.

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Iowa bishop presents coalition’s Pacem award to Dalai Lama in India

Iowa bishop presents coalition’s Pacem award to Dalai Lama in India

| Barb Arland-Fye | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a Buddhist temple nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, more than 7,200 miles from Davenport, Iowa, the Dalai Lama received the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award from Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula March 4.

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Pope in Morocco: Highlighting Catholic-Muslim ‘dialogue of solidarity’

Pope in Morocco: Highlighting Catholic-Muslim ‘dialogue of solidarity’

| Cindy Wooden | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis wanted to go to Morocco in December to draw attention to the need for international cooperation in assisting migrants and in alleviating the situations that force people to seek a better life outside their homeland.

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‘Unplanned’ film on abortion is story of ‘hope, forgiveness and love’

‘Unplanned’ film on abortion is story of ‘hope, forgiveness and love’

| Natalie Hoefe | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Abby Johnson’s life had already become an open book. Soon it also will become a national box office show.

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Pope leads pilgrims in prayer for victims of mosque attack

Pope leads pilgrims in prayer for victims of mosque attack

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called on Christians to unite in prayer for the victims of two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 people dead and dozens wounded in one of the worst mass shootings in the country’s history.

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Vatican-China agreement motivated by mission, cardinal says

Vatican-China agreement motivated by mission, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s tentative agreement with the government of mainland China obviously has a diplomatic component, but it was motivated by a desire to spread the Gospel and ensure the appropriate freedom of the Catholic Church, the Vatican secretary of state wrote.

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Kansas archbishop responds to criticism over school not enrolling child

Kansas archbishop responds to criticism over school not enrolling child

| March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City wrote his March 15 column in The Leaven, the archdiocesan newspaper, about a Catholic school’s decision not to enroll the child of a non-Catholic same-sex married couple, noting the issue has garnered local and national media attention.

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For Chaldeans who fled Iraq, New Zealand attacks brought back memories

For Chaldeans who fled Iraq, New Zealand attacks brought back memories

| Michael Otto | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The St. Addai Chaldean Catholic community in suburban Auckland felt the impact of the Christchurch mosque killings with a special poignancy, because many members have experienced the sufferings inflicted by terrorism.

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French cardinal, convicted of abuse cover-up, meets pope

French cardinal, convicted of abuse cover-up, meets pope

| March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

As he announced he would do after he was convicted of covering up sexual abuse committed by a priest, French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon met Pope Francis March 18 to hand in his resignation.

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Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB president, ‘resting comfortably’ after suffering mild stroke

Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB president, ‘resting comfortably’ after suffering mild stroke

| March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was taken to the hospital late March 15 after experiencing symptoms of what tests March 16 confirmed was a mild stroke, according to an archdiocesan statement.

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Canadian group CHOICE42 brings edgy, satirical voice to pro-life cause

Canadian group CHOICE42 brings edgy, satirical voice to pro-life cause

| Denis Grasska | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s not your typical pro-life organization that puts out a video with a pregnant woman wearing a pink wig and, at one point, even sporting a pair of purple fairy wings as she mocks talking points made by the “pro-choice” movement.

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‘Our only hope is in God’: New Zealanders gather to pray after shooting

‘Our only hope is in God’: New Zealanders gather to pray after shooting

| March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tears flowed during a Mass for peace at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16, one day after terrorist attacked two mosques, leaving at least 50 people dead and dozens more injured.

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