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April 20, 2007

Father Henry Dickson, S.S.J.

A funeral mass was offered April 21 at St. Joseph Manor in Baltimore for Father Henry Dickson, S.S.J. Father Dickson, 73, died April 17 at St Joseph Manor in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Sister M. Patrice Conlon, I.H.M

A funeral Mass for Sister M. Patrice Conlon, I.H.M, was offered April 14 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton, Pa. Sister Conlon died April 11. She was 85.
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Secretary-general invites pope to U.N. headquarters

VATICAN CITY – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited Pope Benedict XVI to visit the United Nations headquarters in New York during a private meeting at the Vatican. The two leaders discussed global trouble spots and cultural tensions during a 20-minute encounter in the pope’s private library April 18. It was the first papal audience for...
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New Hampshire nears same-sex civil unions

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Despite the objections of Catholic officials, New Hampshire moved a step closer to legalizing same-sex civil unions when Gov. John Lynch said that he would sign such legislation if the state Senate passes it. Bishop John B. McCormack of Manchester said the issue is not one of rights but of keeping “the...
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Hispanic leaders see progress, challenges

Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, eastern vicar for the archdiocese and Cardinal William H. Keeler’s delegate to Hispanic ministry, told a group of some 15 Hispanic clergy and lay people there is a commitment among the local Catholic leadership to reach out to the Spanish-speaking community, but said they rely on input from them. The meeting...
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