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Madonnari Arts Festival revives chalk work with Renaissance roots

With subjects as varied as saints and Madonnas, Martin Luther King Jr. and Harry Potter, madonnari came from Italy and Belgium, Germany and Mexico, along with about 10 local artists and local students.
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Outreach honors Josephite’s commitment to Sandtown-Winchester

On the second Saturday of the month, the people of St. Peter Claver Parish, under the direction of Greer Dorsey, provide a meal and fellowship for between 150 and 200 people in need, under the banner of Harper’s Helpers.
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Nassau archbishop assesses post-hurricane challenges in Bahamas

Archbishop Patrick C. Pinder of Nassua, Bahamas, celebrated Mass Sept. 8 for evacuee families and Catholic school staff members a week after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the islands.
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Sister Dolores Zack, OSF, served in Baltimore Archdiocese

A funeral Mass for Sister of St. Francis of Assisi Dolores Zack was offered Sept. 4 at St. Francis Convent in St. Francis, Wis. Sister Dolores died Aug. 25., at age 87.
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Men in Black: Belief in aliens not so far out for some Catholics

More than 2 million people RSVP'd to a recent social media invitation to "storm" Area 51 in Nevada, in the hope of discovering whether alien life or spacecraft may be secretly stored at this U.S. Air Force base.
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Hard work, tender hearts: Pope prays for Madagascar’s working poor

Standing where the phrase "by the sweat of their brow" is a daily reality for hundreds of Madagascar's poor, Pope Francis prayed for those whose daily bread is earned by hard physical labor and for the unemployed longing to earn a living for their families.
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Change the world, don’t just gripe about it, pope tells young people

Following Jesus means growing in friendship with him and with one's brothers and sisters, never being content with the way things are, but not just griping about them either, Pope Francis told young people.
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Mercy High opens $4.3 million artificial turf athletic complex 

“This opens up new opportunities and new beginnings for faculty and student-athletes,” Burnett said. 
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Catholic organizations in Florida marshaling aid for Dorian victims

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian's brutal blasting of the Bahamas, Catholic organizations in Florida continued to raise funds to aid victims there.
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Pope leaves Mozambique urging reconciliation, care for one another

When Jesus told his disciples to love one another and pray for their enemies, he meant it -- even disciples in a nation like Mozambique, where political tensions have led to violence, war and death, Pope Francis said.
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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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Pope in Mozambique talks peace, politics and young people’s dreams

With a courtesy and solemnity seldom seen at a gathering of opposing political leaders, Mozambican politicians came together a month before their general election to welcome Pope Francis and pledge to work for peace and the common good.
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