Coronavirus leads to Mass suspension in Seattle, dispensation in Kentucky

The Archdiocese of Seattle became the first in the country to announce March 11 the temporary suspension of all public Masses to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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At end of trip, New York cardinal recalls moments of faith, hope for Cuba

"We had the ability to see people, the homes and the baseball games on the side of the road," Cardinal Dolan said in a Feb. 11 interview with Catholic News Service in Havana.
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Cardinal Dolan to meet with Cuban president, church leaders during visit

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan is set to meet with the president of the Republic of Cuba during a Feb. 7-12 trip to the island nation, which includes a visit with the cardinal of Havana and other Cuban prelates.
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Guards attacked at national shrine in D.C. in apparent domestic incident

Washington authorities apprehended a suspect in an incident involving an attack Dec. 10 against two security guards at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Marian shrine in the United States, at the height of its busiest season.
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Slain Jesuits remembered worldwide for sacrificing lives for poor, peace

Around the world, communities of their Jesuit brothers, but also laity involved in social justice circles and even Pope Francis, made sure their names and what they stood for was not forgotten.
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Bishop Mark J. Seitz and Father Fabian Marquez, both of El Paso, Texas, lead prayers Sept. 26, 2019, for Antonio Basco, who lost his wife, Margie Reckard, during the Aug. 3 Walmart mass shooting in El Paso.

El Paso bishop opens up about pain of parishioners behind letter on mass shooting

El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz said he wanted the letter to be a "conversation starter" and also one that would explore the underlying causes of the mass shooting.
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Heidi Campbell, a communications professor at Texas A&M University in College Station, speaks Oct. 18, 2019, during a conference titled "Religion Beyond Memes" at the University of Notre Dame's Ansari Institute for Global Engagement in Washington.

The dark side of memes: spreading untruths about religion

The image seems inoffensive on the surface: a figure of a gray-haired man, presumably God, with text that says: “I gave you free will so use it exactly as I command you to.” It was one example of an image known as a meme offered by Heidi Campbell, a communications professor at Texas A&M University,...
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El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

It's a pastoral letter that pulls no punches, goes far into the past and continues up to the recent present of racism at the U.S.-Mexico border.  
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Newark’s Cardinal Tobin joins Catholics protesting immigration detention

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, blessed and then prayed near a group of Catholics who blocked a crosswalk, arranging themselves in the shape of a cross in front of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Newark Sept. 4, to protest the detention of children and families in immigration facilities.
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Pennsylvania authorities arrest priest accused of stealing more than $98,000

Authorities have arrested a 56-year-old priest from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who is facing accusations that he stole more than $98,000 from a parish and used some of it to finance what the archdiocese says were "personal expenses of an inappropriate nature."
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El Paso bishop meets with victims of mass shooting, family members

The bishop of El Paso, Texas, met with the families of those who were killed and wounded during the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmart in the city where he serves, and in a statement following the meeting said his heart "was breaking," after seeing up-close the human aftermath of the crime.
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Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.

Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 29 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4.
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