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Bishop: Italian doctors should get chance to help 5-year-old London girl

Bishop: Italian doctors should get chance to help 5-year-old London girl

| Simon Caldwell | July 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Italian medics should be given a chance to help a London girl who British doctors believe should die, a bishop said.

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Bishop urges lawmakers to end ‘stranglehold’ on immigration to U.S.

Bishop urges lawmakers to end ‘stranglehold’ on immigration to U.S.

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Pennsylvania bishop has called on U.S. lawmakers “to please work as hard as you can” on legislation that “releases the unnecessary stranglehold on immigration to the United States that has caused tragic and inhumane consequences.”

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Mercy sisters honored for efforts to help New Hampshire end death penalty

Mercy sisters honored for efforts to help New Hampshire end death penalty

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of Mercy sisters has been honored by the New Hampshire Coalition Against the Death Penalty for the key role they played in making New Hampshire the 21st state in the country to abolish the death penalty.

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Northern Irish bishops accuse Britain of hijacking bill to allow abortion

Northern Irish bishops accuse Britain of hijacking bill to allow abortion

| Simon Caldwell | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Abortion and same-sex marriage will be made legal in Northern Ireland unless self-government in the province is restored within three months.

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Pope appoints new Vatican press office director

Pope appoints new Vatican press office director

| Junno Arocho Esteve | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis appointed Matteo Bruni to serve as director of the Vatican press office, replacing Alessandro Gisotti, who had been serving as interim director since Dec. 31.

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‘We need a habitat on the moon,’ says former NASA flight director

‘We need a habitat on the moon,’ says former NASA flight director

| Jo Ann Zuniga and James Ramos | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Upcoming space travel plans need to include living on the moon, similar to scientific habitats in the Arctic and Antarctica, said Gene Kranz, NASA’s former flight director.

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Syriac Christians living near border fear Turkey military incursion

Syriac Christians living near border fear Turkey military incursion

| Dale Gavlak | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Syriac Christians in northeastern Syria are calling on the United States to help defend them against a buildup of Turkish troops along the border, fearing they will be overrun and suffer the same fate as Afrin, where jihadist forces pushed out inhabitants last year.

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Bishop Pates retires, plans Oct. 1 return to archdiocese

Bishop Pates retires, plans Oct. 1 return to archdiocese

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, and named as his successor Father William Joensen, a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa.

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Justice Stevens changed death penalty views during three decades on court

Justice Stevens changed death penalty views during three decades on court

| Carol Zimmermann | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the court for nearly 35 years, died July 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age 99 after suffering complications from a stroke the previous day.

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Actor joins with those struggling for religious freedom in Middle East

Actor joins with those struggling for religious freedom in Middle East

| Kurt Jensen | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A two-time Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali lent his support July 16 to the religious freedom struggle in the Middle East.

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The Lion King — A-II (PG)

The Lion King — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Advances in moviemaking technology allow a story that could only previously be told as a cartoon to be enacted, so to speak, by animals. And so we get “The Lion King.”

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Moon landing inspired a country and a career in aerospace engineering

Moon landing inspired a country and a career in aerospace engineering

| Theresa Laurence | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Retired Maj. Gen. Mike Wiedemer was an aerospace engineering and ROTC student at the University of Notre Dame in July 1969 when Apollo 11 launched and Neil Armstrong took a “giant leap for mankind” by becoming the first man to walk on the moon.

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