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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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Mary’s message of hope to be celebrated in small Wisconsin town

Mary’s message of hope to be celebrated in small Wisconsin town

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Marian Day to celebrate the hope-filled message Mary delivered to three children 100 years ago in the village of Fatima Portugal was being planned in the Diocese of Green Bay.

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Pope Francis names Bishop Burns of Juneau to head Dallas Diocese

Pope Francis names Bishop Burns of Juneau to head Dallas Diocese

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau, Alaska, to be bishop of Dallas, succeeding now-Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell, who headed the Dallas Diocese until he was named in August to be the first prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life.

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Bishop Murphy of Rockville Centre retires; Bishop Barres named successor

Bishop Murphy of Rockville Centre retires; Bishop Barres named successor

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre, New York, and appointed as his successor Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor ‘such a powerful event’

Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor ‘such a powerful event’

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Catholic military chaplain and historian says the attack on Pearl Harbor, even 75 years later, continues to rivet the attention of Americans because it is “such a powerful event.”

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Oakland bishop prays for victims, first responders in warehouse fire

Oakland bishop prays for victims, first responders in warehouse fire

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

In response to the Dec. 2 fire that erupted in an Oakland warehouse, Bishop Michael J. Barber of Oakland said in a statement that his “prayers and thoughts are with all those who have died or are suffering from the tragic fire.”

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Amid the darkness, hold fast to light of hope, pope says

Amid the darkness, hold fast to light of hope, pope says

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christian hope is not the same as being optimistic about the future, but is knowing that whatever dark or frightening things are going on in one’s life, God is there offering protection and light, Pope Francis said.

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Pope meets Martin Scorsese after director screens ‘Silence’ for Jesuits

Pope meets Martin Scorsese after director screens ‘Silence’ for Jesuits

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The morning after screening his film, “Silence,” for about 300 Jesuits, the U.S. director Martin Scorsese had a private audience with Pope Francis.

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Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic parishioners in the Diocese of Knoxville are among those who have lost homes and businesses in the wildfires that ravaged tourist areas in the Great Smoky Mountains region Nov. 29, said Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville.

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