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St. Thomas Aquinas meets bluegrass in best-selling album by Dominicans

St. Thomas Aquinas meets bluegrass in best-selling album by Dominicans

| Kelly Sankowski | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Dominicans, but for the 10 Dominican brothers and priests at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington who recently released their debut album, “The Hillbilly Thomists,” the two have a lot in common.

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Mexican priest stabbed in his parish

Mexican priest stabbed in his parish

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Mexico priest has been stabbed to death in his parish, the latest attack on clergy in the heavily Catholic country.

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German church to review employment practices after European court ruling

German church to review employment practices after European court ruling

| Jonathan Luxmoore | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Germany’s Catholic Church said it would review its employment system after top European judges warned it could violate anti-discrimination laws by requiring staffers to be religious.

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Mother killed on Southwest flight was firm believer in Catholic schools

Mother killed on Southwest flight was firm believer in Catholic schools

| Carol Zimmermann | April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tributes from business leaders and politicians alike described Jennifer Riordan — the 43-year-old passenger who died April 17 from injuries suffered on Southwest Flight 1380 when its engine exploded — as a devoted mother, community leader, mentor and volunteer.

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Bush recalled for her ‘unwavering love, devotion’ to family, community

Bush recalled for her ‘unwavering love, devotion’ to family, community

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Former first lady Barbara Bush “was a model public servant and set a standard for her unwavering and loving devotion to both family and community,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston Houston in offering his prayers and “heartfelt condolences” to the Bush family.

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Regional V Encuentro affirms archdiocesan pastoral priorities

Regional V Encuentro affirms archdiocesan pastoral priorities

| Kristi Anderson | April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The contagious energy of the 200-plus people who gathered in Alexandria April 13 and 14 for the regional V Encuentro stirred the heart of Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens, who attended the event. 

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Name given at baptism gives sense of identity, belonging, pope says

Name given at baptism gives sense of identity, belonging, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to God, Pope Francis said.

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Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Begging Pope Francis to help his son, Alfie, Tom Evans met with the pontiff, pleading for “asylum” in Italy so his seriously ill son may receive care and not be euthanized in England.

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On Earth Day, St. Joan of Arc celebrates zero waste efforts

On Earth Day, St. Joan of Arc celebrates zero waste efforts

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A group of St. Joan of Arc parishioners in Minneapolis is seeking to make trash bags lose weight. 

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‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

‘Is my dad in heaven?’ little boy asks pope

| Cindy Wooden | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

After circling a massive, crumbling public housing complex on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with the neighborhood’s children.

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Violent extremists tarnish image of their own faith, cardinal says

Violent extremists tarnish image of their own faith, cardinal says

| Carol Glatz | April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Meeting with a top Muslim leader in Saudi Arabia, the Vatican’s chief interreligious dialogue official called for the equal treatment of people of all religions, saying discrimination and double standards based on religious affiliation only increase Islamophobia and Christianophobia.

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