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Fordham University senior dies after fall from bell tower on campus

Fordham University senior dies after fall from bell tower on campus

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

A 2015 graduate of Jesuit High School in Portland died after falling from a bell tower at Fordham University in New York City early the morning of April 14.

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Hope from the ashes: President, archbishop vow to rebuild Notre Dame

Hope from the ashes: President, archbishop vow to rebuild Notre Dame

| Cindy Wooden | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of France and the archbishop of Paris have vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral after a devastating fire, continuing what a professor of architecture described as the natural lifecycle of a historic building.

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Bishop Barron finds Notre Dame Cathedral catastrophe ‘heartrending’

Bishop Barron finds Notre Dame Cathedral catastrophe ‘heartrending’

| Pablo Kay | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was in the car somewhere between Santa Barbara and downtown Los Angeles that Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron got the news that the legendary Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris had caught fire.

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French leaders pledge Notre Dame Cathedral again will grace Paris skyline

French leaders pledge Notre Dame Cathedral again will grace Paris skyline

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Church leaders joined government officials in saying they expect that Notre Dame Cathedral’s grandeur will be restored as firefighters extinguished the last flames of a fast-moving blaze that seriously damaged much of the iconic structure.

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After long spiritual road, Cambodian genocide survivor to enter Church

After long spiritual road, Cambodian genocide survivor to enter Church

| Kelly Sankowski | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Phally Budock, who will enter the Church this Easter at St. Andrew Apostle Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, has always believed in God, but for a long time she did not understand why God allowed terrible things to happen, such as the atrocities she witnessed during the Cambodian genocide in the late 1970s.

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Family tradition: Carrying the cross on Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa

Family tradition: Carrying the cross on Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa

| Judith Sudilovsky | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

For four decades, Mousa Kamar has taken his place at the head of the heavy wooden cross used during the Franciscan Good Friday procession on the Via Dolorosa.

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Digital apostle: Pope cites tech whiz as role model for young people

Digital apostle: Pope cites tech whiz as role model for young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

In his recent apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis told young men and women that they did not need to look far for role models who avoided the traps of “self-absorption, isolation and empty pleasure” that abound in the digital age.

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National Trust: One-third of Canada’s churches to close within 10 years

National Trust: One-third of Canada’s churches to close within 10 years

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A third of Canada’s Christian architecture, some 9,000 churches, will close in the next 10 years, according to the National Trust for Canada.

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Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones

Pope urges students to fight their addiction to phones

| Carol Glatz | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told high school students to break their phone addiction and spend more time on real communication with others and in moments of quiet, personal reflection.

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Blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

Blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital.

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N.H. death penalty repeal bid called ‘an enormous victory for life’

N.H. death penalty repeal bid called ‘an enormous victory for life’

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The New Hampshire Senate’s vote to repeal the death penalty is “an enormous victory for life,” according to the executive director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network.

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Georgetown students vote for student fee to pay reparations over slavery

Georgetown students vote for student fee to pay reparations over slavery

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Undergraduate students at Jesuit-run Georgetown University voted overwhelmingly April 11 to pay a new student fee that would be for reparations to the descendants of slaves owned and later sold by the school.

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