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Rural-urban convenings suggested to address plague of gun violence

Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, said Catholic clergy and lay leaders can play a role in bringing together people along the rural-urban divide to build understanding of the need for sensible policies that can end the scourge of gun violence.
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In final presidential address, Cardinal DiNardo urges new beginning

In his final address as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston told his fellow bishops that it has been "an honor to serve you, even in the difficult times."
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Ministry, mission, communion key points in nuncio’s talk to U.S. bishops

The bishop's ministry and mission, and how he forges communion, was the message in Archbishop Christophe Pierre's address to the U.S. bishops Nov. 11 in Baltimore.
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Don Stoulil of Sacred Heart Parish in Robbinsdale, Minn., holds a picture of himself Oct. 30, 2019, which was taken near the end of his tour of duty in World War II as a B-17 bomber pilot.

Veteran says ‘Little Flower’ kept him alive during months of bombing runs

After surviving 31 bombing missions into Germany during World War II, Don Stoulil came to believe that St. Therese was watching over him.
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Siblings born two minutes apart continue strong bond as religious sisters

Benedictine Sisters Jill and Susan Reuber have often shared the same path in life, but their roads to their religious vocations took different turns.
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Movie Review: ‘Midway’

It's all hands on deck in the vivid fact-based naval epic "Midway."
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Success in protecting ozone layer offers lessons for future, pope says

Decades of fruitful international cooperation on protecting the earth's ozone layer serve as an important lesson for guiding collaboration needed today, Pope Francis said.
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Pope recommends pastoral ‘closeness,’ urges bishops to be courageous

Bishops from New England shared with Pope Francis some of the joys, challenges and sufferings of the church in the Northeast and, really, throughout the United States, three of the bishops said.
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Teen spends final days reaching out to vulnerable, poor on city streets

When 19-year-old Nicholas Peters of San Carlos understood that his life would not be a long one, he decided to spend the days that might be left to him ministering to the forgotten and the hopeless on the streets of San Francisco.
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Sen. Rubio calls for ‘common-good capitalism’ in CUA speech

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, called for a "common-good capitalism" to restore a balance between the extremes of corporatism and socialism that he sees as dividing the United States.
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Teen who gave life to save classmates long known as hero

Even before he died saving his classmates from a shooter at his school, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo was known for going out of his way to help others.
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Catholic, other religious groups endorse ‘Faithful Democracy’ statement

Six Catholic organizations have joined with other religious groups and denominational bodies in endorsing a wide-ranging platform calling for urgent attention to the nation's democratic principles with the national election one year away.
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