March 20, 2018

Coach, sixth man provide local Catholic connections to UMBC’s historic basketball team 

UMBC's history-making appearance in the NCAA men's basketball tournament included a sixth man from Archbishop Spalding High School and a coach who's an Annapolis parishioner.
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Mississippi governor signs 15-week abortion ban; clinic files suit

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law March 19 the most restrictive state abortion bill in the nation because it bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
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Pregame prayer, solid teamwork clinched win for Loyola, says nun-chaplain

A religious sister who is the longtime chaplain of the Loyola University Chicago men's basketball team credited the pregame prayer and the players' solid teamwork for the Ramblers' thrilling, last-second 64-62 win over the University of Miami in the NCAA Tournament on March 15.
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Pope asks youths to help rejuvenate church; youths ask church to listen

The Catholic Church needs the enthusiasm, daring and hope of young people so that it can preach the Gospel energetically and respond to the questions men and women raise today, Pope Francis told some 300 young adults.
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