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Pope, English church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack

Pope Francis decried the “barbaric attack” on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice to Catholic leaders dismayed at what British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005.
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Loyola Blakefield upsets its way to first baseball title in 71 years

Loyola Blakefield scored seven runs in the sixth inning to cap a baseball comeback that was 71 years in the making.
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Funeral arrangements for Bishop Newman announced

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered May 29 at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland.
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Arab Christians voice hope, concern over Trump’s speech to Muslim leaders

Arab Christians voiced hope and concern over U.S. President Donald Trump’s first foreign visit and his speech in Saudi Arabia to the Muslim world, in which he urged a peace-focused Islam as a counter movement to extremism.
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Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador

Unusually, the group of prelates announced by the pope May 21 includes an auxiliary bishop whose archbishop is not a cardinal; he is Cardinal-designate Gregorio Rosa Chavez, 74, the current auxiliary bishop of San Salvador.
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Bishop Newman, remembered for doing ‘what I was asked to do’ for Baltimore Archdiocese, dies at 88

Bishop William C. Newman, a native son whose diverse service to the Archdiocese of Baltimore included being a parish priest, superintendent of schools and auxiliary bishop, died May 20 at Mercy Ridge Retirement Community in Timonium.
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Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

Despite a few pointed comments in the past and fundamental differences on issues such as immigration, economic policy, military spending and climate change, sparks are not expected to fly May 24.
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Hampden parish, born in storm, celebrates 150 years of harmony

“It’s a great jewel in Hampden, it really is,” said parishioner Christine Barrasso of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.
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Notre Dame students plan walkout during Pence’s commencement address

A student activist coalition at the University of Notre Dame that opposes Vice President Mike Pence as this year’s commencement speaker called for students to walk out of the May 21 ceremony when he begins his address.
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Movie Review: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’

Rearranging some of the traditional elements of the Arthur legend -- which may or may not be rooted in actual history -- director and co-writer Guy Ritchie comes up with a sort of "Prince and the Pauper" version of events.
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