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Conference celebrates African American Catholics’ gifts to liturgy, ministry

Several hundred gathered in Prince George’s County to enrich liturgies and ministries and promote evangelization at parishes serving Black Catholics,
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‘One small step’ 50 years ago advanced human knowledge

Fifty years after men first walked on the moon, humans continue to seek something beyond us.
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South America’s Amazon: culturally diverse, globally important

A Vatican synod in October will consider the church’s ministry in a politically, culturally and ecologically complex region where indigenous people face increasing threats.
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Camp GLOW smiles brighten Howard County parishioner’s battle with cancer

Even cancer couldn't keep Jane De Hitta away from her role as a companion at a camp for adults with disabilities.
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‘Dangerous’ California bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

The bill was withdrawn the day before a committee hearing in the state assembly, effectively removing it from any further consideration this year.
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Pope names women as full members of congregation for religious

Previously, all members of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life had been men.
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Catholic Charities program hones ability to secure substantive employment

St. Edward’s Workforce Development Center partners with Vehicles for Change on Baltimore’s west side.
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With miracle confirmed in Sheen cause, plans for beatification can begin

With "overwhelming joy," Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced July 6 that Pope Francis had approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.
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Pope meets Putin; two leaders talk about Ukraine, Syria, Venezuela

Pope Francis welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Vatican July 4, and the two discussed the ongoing wars in Eastern Ukraine and in Syria, the Vatican said. Russia plays a major role in both conflicts. At the end of the 55-minute private meeting, Alessandro Gisotti, interim director of the Vatican press office, issued a...
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Miceli remembered as servant to family, faith, Calvert Hall

Augie Miceli’s 60 years of service to Calvert Hall were remembered during a July 3 funeral Mass at the cathedral.
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Class of 2019: Tiny start, big finish for Maimone twins at Mercy High, Loyola Blakefield

Connor and Kayleigh Maimone’s connection to Mercy High, which includes an Eagle Scout project and a graduation, began with their 2001 baptism there.
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