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Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, ecumenical leader, dies at 85

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, ecumenical leader, dies at 85

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

English Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, a longtime leader in Catholic-Anglican relations and former archbishop of Westminster, died Sept. 1 at the age of 85.

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Pope offers prayers for flood victims in U.S., southern Asia

Pope offers prayers for flood victims in U.S., southern Asia

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

After leading thousands of pilgrims in praying the Angelus, Pope Francis offered prayers for flood victims in Texas and Louisiana following a devastating hurricane that caused massive flooding.

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Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is “being rescinded” by President Donald Trump, leaving some 800,000 youth, brought illegally to the U.S. as minors, in peril of deportation and of losing permits that allow them to work.

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Oldest Latin commentary on the Gospels rediscovered, translated

Oldest Latin commentary on the Gospels rediscovered, translated

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Missing for more than 1,500 years, the earliest known Latin commentary on the Gospels has been rediscovered at the Cologne Cathedral Library and was published in English this week.

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In rare interview, Benedict XVI names his favorite saints

In rare interview, Benedict XVI names his favorite saints

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since he resigned from the papacy over three years ago, Benedict XVI rarely gives interviews. In a recent exception, however, the former pontiff took the time to chat not only about his successor, but the saints who’ve accompanied him throughout his life.

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FOCUS expands to 15 new campuses this year

FOCUS expands to 15 new campuses this year

| August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has announced that it will expand to 15 new campuses for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Pope: Help migrants cross borders

Pope: Help migrants cross borders

| August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

With millions of people fleeing violence, persecution and poverty around the globe, individual nations must expand options that make it possible for migrants and refugees to cross their borders safely and legally, Pope Francis said.

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Pope prays for end to terrorism

Pope prays for end to terrorism

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Let us beg the Lord, God of mercy and peace, to free the world from this inhuman violence,” Pope Francis prayed after a week of deadly Islamist terrorist attacks in Africa and Europe.

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Famine, illness, war plaguing Africa

Famine, illness, war plaguing Africa

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Conflict and drought are threatening more than 20 million people in four countries with the prospect of famine, and the U.N. has called this food crisis the largest humanitarian crisis since the world body was formed more than 70 years ago.

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National and World newsbriefs for Aug. 10, 2017

National and World newsbriefs for Aug. 10, 2017

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

World and National news briefs that appeared in the Aug. 10, 2017 issue of the Superior Catholic Herald.

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