Kenyan bishops urge calm as opposition rejects early results 

Catholic bishops in Kenya called for calm in the East Africa nation, as pockets of violent post-election protests left at least five dead in opposition strongholds. 
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Chaplain offers Mass aboard ship for Marines killed in crash of Osprey

Just hours after a Marine aircraft crashed off the east coast of Australia, killing three Marines, a U.S. Catholic chaplain serving on the USS Bonhomme Richard offered a Mass and prayers Aug. 6 for the victims, the survivors and their families.
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Example of founder of Knights ‘etched in our hearts,’ says Archbishop Lori

ST. LOUIS — Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori paid tribute Aug. 3 to deceased members of the Knights of Columbus for their lives and example of charity and also recalled the founder of the fraternal order, Father Michael J. McGivney, for his life of devotion and service. The archbishop was the main celebrant and homilist...
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Pezullo, who oversaw CRS’ move to Baltimore, dies at 91

Coming to CRS after a career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Pezzullo is credited with taking the agency "to a new level of professionalism and impact"
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USCCB president urges Trump to quickly act to ease contraceptive mandate

Religious charities, schools and pro-life advocacy organizations could face millions of dollars in fines from the federal government for not complying with the mandate.
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House passes anti-trafficking bill; measure goes to Senate

The House passed a bill July 12 that puts more than $500 million over the next four years into efforts to fight labor and sex trafficking both in the United States and abroad.
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Pro-life group welcomes court ruling to let U.S. doctor examine baby

The national director of Priests for Life in New York welcomed a London court's decision allowing a U.S. doctor to go to England to examine a 10-month-old terminally ill British infant at the center of a medical and ethical debate.
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After quake, some Philippine communities need to be relocated

Authorities said some 400 families in the village of Lake Danao must be moved permanently to another area. The social action arm of the Palo Archdiocese reported that more than 500 individuals continue to live in tents around the lake.
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Bishop sees little improvement in Senate’s latest effort on health care

Bishop Dewane said the USCCB "is reviewing carefully the health care bill introduced by Senate leadership [July 13]."
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Q-and-A on the Vatican’s recent instruction on bread, wine for Communion

WASHINGTON —The Vatican recently published a circular letter, “On the bread and wine for the Eucharist,” sent to diocesan bishops at the request of Pope Francis. Dated June 15 — the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ — the letter was made public by the Vatican July 8. Because bread and wine for...
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Joaquin Navarro-Valls, former Vatican spokesman, dies of cancer

Joaquin Navarro-Valls, who spent 22 years as director of the Vatican press office, died at home in Rome July 5 at age 80 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
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Convocation of Catholic leaders will be historic event, bishops told

From the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Archbishop William E. Lori will lead a 22-person delegation to the convocation.
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