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Being curator of meteorites allows Jesuit to ‘find God’ in all things

At the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, Jesuit Brother Robert Macke finds his work as the curator of meteorites for the Vatican Observatory -- formally founded in 1891 by Pope Leo XIII -- allows him to, as the Jesuit saying goes, "find God in all things."
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Catholics put focus on immigrant children with rally, civil disobedience 

Many of the speakers were women religious who stressed the need to end the current practice of placing children in detention centers at the border.
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Report gives snapshot of efforts to protect religious freedom around globe

In conjunction with the U.S. State Department's Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the Religious Freedom Institute presented a side event July 15 to discuss current international religious freedom policy.
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Movie Review: ‘The Lion King’

Advances in moviemaking technology allow a story that could only previously be told as a cartoon to be enacted, so to speak, by animals. And so we get "The Lion King" (Disney).
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Justice Stevens changed death penalty views during three decades on court

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the court for nearly 35 years, died July 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age 99 after suffering complications from a stroke the previous day.
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Big tech, digital culture pose challenges for sharing faith, panelists say

As politicians around the world scrutinize how Facebook, Google and Amazon mine user data for commercial purposes, Catholic leaders are studying ways to spread the Gospel through digital media.
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Movie Review: ‘Crawl’

What Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" did for sharks, director Alexandre Aja's deliberately claustrophobic chiller "Crawl" (Paramount) sets out to do for alligators.
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Appeals court says Title X rule can take effect while suits proceed

The Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” bars Title X funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning.
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Report on religion restrictions gives U.S. bad marks in key areas

The U.S. scores in five of the eight categories examined were worse than they were in 2007, the first year Pew started researching the subject.
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Trump administration to apply ‘third country’ rule for asylum-seekers

Critics claim the rule will affect not just Central Americans fleeing poverty and gang violence, but those elsewhere seeking to escape religious persecution and abuse.
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Poor Clare sister who traded in hoops for life of prayer marks silver jubilee

Sister Rose Marie of the Queen of Angels was a Parade All-American and then set a Villanova scoring record before choosing a life of prayer.
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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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