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November 23, 2011

St. John dedicates Respect Life Garden

Parish leaders joined the Westminster Council of the Knights of Columbus in dedicating a Respect Life Garden at St John in Westminster this fall.
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Penn State crisis shows sex abuse pervasive in US society, many say

LEVITTOWN, Pa. – The child sexual abuse crisis at Penn State University brings into focus the harsh reality that the problem is pervasive in U.S. society, according to experts in the field and church officials.
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In Mexico, pope to address issue of violence, Vatican official says

VATICAN CITY – Mexico’s high level of violence is of deep concern and will surely be addressed by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to the country next year, said a Vatican official.
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New Mexico man carries cross 630 miles to priest-hero’s Kansas hometown

GALLUP, N.M. – For some, Father Emil Kapaun may be a footnote in a conflict many have come to know as the “Forgotten War,” but for John Moore of Gallup, the Korean War chaplain’s heroic exploits deserve the attention of congressional and Vatican officials in a movement to have the Kansas priest honored with the...
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Mexican groups to governments: Resolve situation of Guatemalan farmers

MEXICO CITY – A coalition of Mexican human rights groups has called on the Mexican and Guatemalan governments to resolve the situation of some 300 farm families who fled a violent eviction in northern Guatemala and now reside in squalor on the Mexican side of the border.
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Survey shows Mormon faith could impact Romney chance at GOP nomination

WASHINGTON – Negative opinions about his Mormon faith could hurt former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s chances of receiving the Republican nomination for president, but are not likely to impact the presidential race if he gets the nomination, according to recent polling.
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Vatican plans pastoral guidelines for church personnel in AIDS care

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican is committed to publishing a set of pastoral guidelines for church personnel engaged in AIDS care and prevention, but it probably won’t happen for at least a year, a Vatican official said.
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Youths’ participation in national conference includes service projects

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Souza put freshly baked chocolate chip cookies into small baggies, knowing they would be part of a delivery to women in prison.
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