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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Highlandtown parish plans July 23 refugee-themed ‘Way of the Cross’

The pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus-Sagrado Corazón de Jesús wants to alleviate fear in the immigrant community.
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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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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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Vatican workers open tombs

Vatican discovers empty tombs as it searches for missing woman

Opening the Vatican tombs of a princess and a duchess July 11 in a search for the remains of a young Italian woman missing for more than 30 years, the Vatican found no human remains at all. “The search had a negative result,” said Alessandro Gisotti, interim director of the Vatican press office. “No human...
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‘Dangerous’ California bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

The bill was withdrawn the day before a committee hearing in the state assembly, effectively removing it from any further consideration this year.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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