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April 29, 2019

Sixteen candles

Sixteen years ago today our niece was born! She was my very first niece (or nephew), and becoming an aunt brought tremendous joy.
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Pope names Archbishop Etienne coadjutor archbishop of Seattle

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Anchorage to be coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle, meaning he will assist and could succeed Archbishop J. Peter Sartain in leading the archdiocese.
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Hackers infiltrate Ohio parish’s email system, steal $1.75 million

A carefully orchestrated plan netted email hackers $1.75 million from a Diocese of Cleveland parish.
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‘Servant’s heart:’ At 35,000 feet or on the ground, deacon soars in ministry

Whether he is in a church or an airplane, permanent Deacon Daniel Michaud loves to serve God’s people. 
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Churches padlocked, schools closed week after Sri Lanka attacks

Fears of suicide bomb attacks kept many Christians and Muslims away from churches and mosques for Sunday Mass and Friday prayers a week after the Easter bombings.
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Pope applauds beatification of Argentine martyrs

Pope Francis applauded the beatification of four Argentine martyrs -- a bishop, two priests and a layman -- who were murdered early in the country's seven-year long "Dirty War."
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Magistrate denies motion to dismiss charges against Baltimorean and other plowshares activists

A federal magistrate judge denied motions from seven longtime Catholic peacemakers, including a Baltimore woman, to have charges dismissed on religious freedom grounds in connection with their April 2018 protest at an East Coast submarine base.
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Pope to hairdressers: Cut the gossip, highlight politeness

Christian hairdressers, beauticians and barbers can live their faith by being kind and courteous to their clients and cutting out the gossip and petty chitchat, Pope Francis said.
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