Pope, in Sicily, honors priest martyred by Mafia

Honoring a priest shot at point-blank range by the Mafia, Pope Francis insisted that true happiness and a real change in Sicilian society will come only when people love and care for one another rather than trying to grab as much money and power as they can.
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Sisters of Charity listen and rebuild after natural disasters

WEST POINT, Ky (CNS) -- Debbie Floyd's home is filled with people measuring, cutting and using power tools, all of them covered with white dust from the drywall they're installing. This February, the Ohio River left its banks and surrounded the town of about 800 people, flooding all the homes on the city's edges, including...
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Missouri prelates invite attorney general to review abuse cases

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis said Aug. 23 he has invited Missouri's attorney general to conduct a review of the archdiocese with regard to clergy sexual abuse.
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USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was "eager for an audience" with Pope Francis to gain his support for the bishops' plan to respond to the clergy sexual abuse crisis.
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Dominican sister’s pregame first pitch wows crowd, online world

One 24-second clip of Sister Sobieck throwing the pitch had garnered 2.73 million internet views by midday Aug. 21.
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World must not forget suffering of Ukraine and its people, says prelate

"We plead with the international community not to neglect Ukraine and that we not be left alone with a much bigger and more powerful aggressor," said Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, Ukraine.
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Knights’ donations, volunteer hours and members keep growing, CEO says

Carl Anderson told the Knights at the annual gathering that they gave more than $185 million dollars to charity last year, an $8 million increase from the previous year and one of the largest yearly increases in the organization's history.
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U.S. men and women religious superiors favor women deacons, study says

A new study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University surveyed men and women religious superiors in the United States about the possibility of ordaining women to the diaconate and found that the majority were in favor of the idea.
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Court says transit agency can reject Washington Archdiocese’s Advent ads

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled against the Archdiocese of Washington in a dispute over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's rejection of its ad for buses.
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Names of former Harrisburg bishops will be removed from buildings

Harrisburg Bishop Ronald W. Gainer Aug. 1 released information from the diocese's own internal investigation on child sex abuse, including a list of the names of 71 clergy, both dead and alive, accused of abuse.
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Cardinal Wuerl: Next steps in wake of Archbishop McCarrick allegations

"The news regarding Archbishop McCarrick was a great shock to our church in Washington. There is understandable anger, both on a personal level due to the charges, but also more broadly at the church," Cardinal Wuerl said.
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