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It’s in the cards for woman religious who threw perfect pitch

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The perfect pitch Dominican Sister Mary Jo Sobieck threw prior to a Chicago White Sox game last summer not only went viral but is still out of […]

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News Briefs: April 21, 2019

Ohio governor signs fetal heartbeat law, setting stage for legal challenges COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNS) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill that would make it illegal to carry out […]

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Foot-care ministry offers physical relief, friendship to homeless

By Katie Scott PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Rodger placed his backpack next to a chair, sat down and unlaced worn-out shoes. “They told me there are going to be Epsom […]

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Executions down globally, but up in U.S., says Amnesty International

The number of executions worldwide has dropped by almost one-third, Amnesty International said in its latest review of the death penalty. At least 690 people were executed globally in 20 […]

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Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote […]

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

PARIS (CNS) — 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. The fire […]

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

JERUSALEM (CNS) — 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 […]

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Internet, online porn seen as enabling sexual exploitation of children

By Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan WASHINGTON (CNS) — The internet facilitates sexual exploitation, a category of child abuse, according to experts in this field interviewed by Catholic News Service. The internet […]

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Lay missioner in Salvador works toward root causes of emigration

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds LAS DELICIAS, El Salvador (CNS) — Halfway up the back slope of San Salvador volcano, Cesar Hernandez wakes up at 4 a.m. and leaves his family’s home […]

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News Briefs: April 14, 2019

Court won’t hear appeal by pro-life activist sued by Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court April 1 decided against hearing an appeal by pro-life activist David Daleiden, […]

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Atlanta archbishop named new leader of Washington archdiocese

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta as the new archbishop of Washington. The appointment was announced April 4 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe […]

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Pope: Church, world need the gifts, enthusiasm of young people

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The life of a young person and the vocation to which God calls each one is “holy ground” that pastors and parents must respect, nurture and […]