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‘Crosses for losses’ aim to bring comfort at scenes of mass shootings

‘Crosses for losses’ aim to bring comfort at scenes of mass shootings

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Greg Zanis, a carpenter by trade from Aurora, Illinois, has traveled around the country for more than 20 years to place white wooden crosses in memory of shooting victims, and after the mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio, his signature crosses are now in those cities.

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Violent video games factor in violent behavior but not seen as sole cause

Violent video games factor in violent behavior but not seen as sole cause

| Elizabeth Bachmann | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Violent video games are a problem. But they are not the problem.

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Faith was there ‘in darkest moments,’ said El Paso priest after shooting

Faith was there ‘in darkest moments,’ said El Paso priest after shooting

| Carol Zimmermann | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

In upcoming days, Father Fabian Marquez plans to attend 17 funerals. He will officiate one and attend the other 16, including one in Chihuahua City in Mexico.

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Nun links dismissal from order to protest of Indian bishop accused of rape

Nun links dismissal from order to protest of Indian bishop accused of rape

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Indian Catholic nun was dismissed from her Kerala-based congregation for violation of its norms, but the 54-year-old said she plans to fight the action in court.

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Bishop: Shootings show ‘all communities are affected by racism’

Bishop: Shootings show ‘all communities are affected by racism’

| Mark Pattison | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Three mass shooting incidents in the United States in the span of a week are now showing that “their emotional impact is resonating, understandably, across the nation,” said Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. “The effects of the evil and sin, we are all impacted by it.”

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Priest at parish near El Paso shooting: ‘Let’s take care of each other’

Priest at parish near El Paso shooting: ‘Let’s take care of each other’

| Carol Zimmermann | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Father Michael Lewis, parochial vicar at St. Pius X Parish in El Paso, Texas, first heard about the shooting that took place a mile and a half from his parish, he said he would do whatever was needed.

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On anniversary, Japan’s bishops renew hope for nuclear-free world

On anniversary, Japan’s bishops renew hope for nuclear-free world

| Carol Glatz | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the bishops of Japan are renewing calls and prayers to build peace by abolishing nuclear weapons worldwide and promoting integral human development.

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Knights Supreme Convention: Anderson emphasizes assistance to refugees around the world

Knights Supreme Convention: Anderson emphasizes assistance to refugees around the world

| Susan Klemond | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five years after the Islamic State invaded northern Iraq and began systematically persecuting the country’s Christians, the Knights of Columbus continue their work supporting Iraqi parishes that are rebuilding after the genocide, part of the work of charity, unity and fraternity long practiced by the fraternal service organization, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said in his annual report Aug. 6 at the 137th Supreme Convention of the Order of the Knights of Columbus.

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Bishops object to Trump tweets on Baltimore

Bishops object to Trump tweets on Baltimore

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. bishops who lead on such issues as cultural diversity, anti-racism and domestic justice objected Aug. 2 to a recent spate of tweets by President Donald Trump against the city of Baltimore.

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Minnesota Knights of Columbus host 137th annual Supreme Convention

Minnesota Knights of Columbus host 137th annual Supreme Convention

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Marc Peters of St. Joseph of the Lakes in Lino Lakes became the state deputy of the Knights of Columbus two years ago, he had no idea part of his job would entail standing on the pitcher’s mound at Target Field in Minneapolis poised to make the first pitch in an August game between the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals.

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Toni Morrison, author baptized Catholic as child, dies at age 88

Toni Morrison, author baptized Catholic as child, dies at age 88

| Carol Zimmermann | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Toni Morrison, award-winning author of 11 novels whose words brought to life the experiences of African American women, died Aug. 5 at age 88 in New York due to complications from pneumonia.

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Spirituality ‘just tip of iceberg’ for airport chaplain always on the go

Spirituality ‘just tip of iceberg’ for airport chaplain always on the go

| Beth Griffin | August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the Catholic chaplain at John F. Kennedy International Airport ambled through Terminal 4 on a hot summer afternoon, security personnel, airport employees and flight crews shouted a cheery hello or stopped for a quiet word.

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