Sister Maryla Farfour, I.H.M., taught at St. Agnes School

Sister Maryla Farfour, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died June 20 in Scranton, Pa. She was 96.
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Sister Aletta Dorothy Donahue, O.S.F., taught in Baltimore Archdiocese

Sister Aletta Dorothy Donahue, who taught at three schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died June 11 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. She was 97.
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Sister Anne Dorice DeFebbo, O.S.F., taught nursing in Towson

Sister Anne Dorice DeFebbo, a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 48 years who taught nursing in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died May 18, a few days before her 73rd birthday, at Assisi House in Aston, Pa.
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Vatican-supported stem-cell research at University of Maryland Medical School holds ‘great promise’

Leaders in the scientific and faith communities were optimistic that a new international initiative focused on intestinal stem cell research could yield significant medical advances – without fanning the ethical controversies that surround embryonic stem cell research.
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Sister Marie Sulpice, S.S.N.D., former area teacher and principal, dies at 96

Sister Marie Sulpice Walsh was a former principal of St. Mark School, 1965-71; and Notre Dame Preparatory’s Lower School in Towson, 1972-79.
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Sister Barbara D’Auria, I.H.M., dies at 86

Sister, Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Barbara D’Auria (formerly known as Sister M. Darius) was a former teacher at St. Rita School in Dundalk.
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Wheeling-Charleston releases list of priests credibly accused of abuse against minors

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston released Nov. 29 the names of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. The list dates back to approximately 1950, which is the period for which there are reasonably reliable files, a diocesan statement said. More than 2,000 files were reviewed, containing tens of thousands of documents.
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Young Catholic urges donation of money

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Rich Halvorson is counting on 10 million Americans to fast with him Ash Wednesday, Feb. 21, and to donate the money they would have spent on food to what he terms “highly efficient” charities. Mr. Halvorson, a 25-year-old Catholic from Boise, Idaho, believes the donations could reach $50 million. The charities he’s...
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Soul mates without the soul

Without mention of the soul, the Merriam-Webster dictionary describes a “soul mate” as “a person who is perfectly suited to another in temperament; a person who strongly resembles another in attitudes or beliefs.” Monsignor Jeremiah F. Kenney, judicial vicar, agrees that the soul is not involved. “The Church has no position on the term if...
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Explore ways to find love after 50

Mary Ann Leard learned how to lay laminate flooring by attending clinics at Home Depot on Saturday mornings. She attended to learn the skill, not to meet someone; however, Ms. Leard said that’s one good way for singles to meet people. “It takes the focus off yourself,” said the single 60-year-old president of the archdiocese’s...
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Canadian court OKs three-parent family

OTTAWA (CNS) -- Pro-marriage and Catholic groups have called for a federal government study after the Court of Appeal for Ontario recognized three parents for a child living with a lesbian couple.
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