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Congolese priest finds science, medicine help in service of the Gospel

Congolese priest finds science, medicine help in service of the Gospel

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Religion and science have intertwined in Divine Word Fr. Jean Ikanga’s life and it began with a fearful mother.

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Irish Columban who rescues trafficked minors wins human rights award

Irish Columban who rescues trafficked minors wins human rights award

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Irish Columban priest based in the Philippines has received the A.K. Shalom Award for human rights, adding to his growing collection of international peace and justice awards.

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Quebec Trappists renew spiritual life in their eco-friendly abbey

Quebec Trappists renew spiritual life in their eco-friendly abbey

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

When the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance left Oka, Quebec, to escape suburban sprawl, they left behind an oversized, aging building.

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Priest kidnapped in Yemen pleads for help in video message

Priest kidnapped in Yemen pleads for help in video message

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Indian Salesian Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in Yemen more than a year ago, in a video message pleaded for the Indian government and the Catholic Church to do more to secure his release.

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Vermont priest’s 160-square-foot house has all the comforts of home

Vermont priest’s 160-square-foot house has all the comforts of home

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fr. Peter Williams built himself a house that has all the comforts of home: a full kitchen, a bathroom with a toilet and shower, a dining area, a living area with a drop-down television, a propane furnace and even electric radiant heat under the laminate wood flooring.

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U.S. bishops’ committee chairman: Fix flaws in American Health Care Act

U.S. bishops’ committee chairman: Fix flaws in American Health Care Act

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The American Health Care Act that passed by a four-vote margin May 4 in the House has “major defects,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Social Development.

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Head of French bishops welcomes Macron’s election

Head of French bishops welcomes Macron’s election

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The head of the French bishops’ conference welcomed the election of President-elect Emmanuel Macron and said he hoped June legislative elections would not place the country “in an ungovernable situation.”

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Pope advances sainthood causes of U.S. priest, Vietnamese cardinal

Pope advances sainthood causes of U.S. priest, Vietnamese cardinal

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Wisconsin-born Capuchin Father Solanus Casey, five religious, four laypeople and two cardinals, including Vietnamese Cardinal Francois Nguyen Van Thuan. The pope approved the decrees during an audience May 4 with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. […]

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Retired Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco dies at 80

Retired Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco dies at 80

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Retired Archbishop George H. Niederauer of San Francisco, a longtime English professor and 11-year bishop of Salt Lake City, died May 2 at 80.

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45 people saved from tornado’s fury in hallway of Texas church

45 people saved from tornado’s fury in hallway of Texas church

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the insurance world, extreme weather events such as tornadoes are often referred to as “acts of God.”

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