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April 19, 2018

Transcript of remarks of Rev. Dr. Raphael D. Warnock at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

This is a transcript of the recorded remarks of the Rev. Dr. Raphael D. Warnock at an interfaith/ecumenical prayer service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death April 4, 1968, of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Pope calls German cardinal to Rome to discuss eucharistic sharing

Pope Francis has asked the president of the German bishops' conference to come to Rome to discuss pastoral guidelines for possibly allowing some non-Catholics married to Catholics to receive the Eucharist, the conference spokesman said.
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Father of Alfie Evans meets pope, begs for help to save his son

Begging Pope Francis to help his son, Alfie, Tom Evans met with the pontiff, pleading for "asylum" in Italy so his seriously ill son may receive care and not be euthanized in England.
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Sister Clara Pedo, longtime teacher, dies at 75

During her 55 years in religious life, Sister Clara served in the Archdiocese of Baltimore at St. Dominic School in Baltimore (1969-81); Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg (1981-5, 1989-90); and in prayer ministry at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg since February.
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In Henan, Chinese Catholics warned to follow rules on religious affairs

A clampdown on religious freedom has intensified in the province in recent months, with crosses removed from churches, Catholic-run institutions closed, people expelled from Mass.
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Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

So it was for William Friedkin, who directed "The Exorcist" 45 years ago and thought he was through with the subgenre he helped create. Then came his documentary on exorcism, "The Devil and Father Amorth."
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Irish pro-lifers launch ‘vote no’ campaign for referendum on unborn

Pro-life activists have launched a campaign urging citizens to vote no in a forthcoming referendum to remove the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution. That amendment provides legal protection for unborn children "with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother."
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‘Roe v. Wade’ Derangement Syndrome

The defense of the indefensible leads to rage, and rage becomes a form of madness.
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Archbishop Lori says papal call to holiness is ‘within reach’

β€œIn a very practical way, (the pope) engages us. He engages our lives and he shows us how living in this world with all of our ups and downs, all of our concerns and worries, with all of our strengths and weaknesses, we can in fact attain holiness,” the archbishop said.
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Movie Review: ‘The Devil and Father Amorth’

This glimpse into the world of absolute darkness seems, for the most part, artistically -- or perhaps it would be better to say journalistically -- justified.
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A great lady who was the first lady

Richard Szczepanowski, a reporter for the Catholic Standard in Washington, shares his personal memories of Barbara Bush.
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