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Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB president, ‘resting comfortably’ after suffering mild stroke

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S .Conference of Catholic Bishops, was taken to the hospital late March 15 after experiencing symptoms of what tests March 16 confirmed was a mild stroke, according to an archdiocesan statement.
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After attacks, New Zealand bishops tell Muslims: ‘We hold you in prayer’

New Zealand's Catholic bishops have expressed horror and distress at a terrorist attack in two mosques in Christchurch that saw at least 49 people killed.
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Judge sentences Cardinal Pell to six years in prison on abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell, 77, was sentenced to six years in prison March 13, just over two weeks after a Melbourne court allowed the publication of news that he had been found guilty of sexually abusing two boys.
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Teacher apologizes for telling boy to remove cross of ashes on forehead

"The diocese is very grateful to the young student who used the situation to educate his teacher about a part of his faith and its importance to him," a spokeswoman said. "Learning about one another is one way we build community across religious, political, racial, ethnic and other borders."
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Catholic Charities is ‘ready to be a part of’ Alabama tornado recovery

With search and rescue efforts underway for the tornado that whipped through Alabama and other parts of the South March 3, Mobile Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi asked for prayers for "those who lost their lives and their loved ones as well as those who have lost homes and businesses."
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Cardinal Pell jailed in Australia ahead of March 13 sentencing

Australian Cardinal George Pell has been taken into custody for the first time since historic child sex abuse charges against him were set for hearing in May 2018.
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Cardinal Pell convicted on five counts; verdict will be appealed

An Australian court found Cardinal George Pell guilty on five charges related to the sexual abuse of two 13-year-old boys; sentencing is expected in early March, but the cardinal's lawyer already has announced plans to appeal the conviction.
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Poll: Big majorities of Democrats, young people reject late-term abortion

Americans have shifted toward a pro-life stance in recent weeks during a period when some states are considering legislation that would legalize abortion up until birth, according to a new poll.
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Court rejects abortion provider’s effort to get bishops’ internal documents

The U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 19 rejected hearing an appeal from Whole Woman's Health, a Texas-based abortion facility chain, which aimed to get the Texas Catholic bishops' internal communications about abortion.
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Weeklong observance in U.S. celebrates ‘beauty and gift of marriage’

National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day are opportunities for "building a culture of life and love that begins with promoting and defending marriage and the family," said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.
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Trump defends rights of faith-based adoption agencies at prayer breakfast

Touting efforts to protect religious freedom, President Donald Trump told the National Prayer Breakfast that his administration would defend the right of faith-based adoption agencies to place children in families based on firmly held religious beliefs.
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Virginia bishop says racist photo another assault on human dignity

Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge called on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Feb. 2 "to do what is best to restore the trust and confidence of the people in our leaders" after a racist photo from the governor's 1984 medical school yearbook emerged a day earlier.
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