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LAKEWOOD, Ohio – St. Elizabeth of Hungary stands tall, the bread in her right hand, a gift to the poor, looks like it may have just come from the oven. The roses at her waist, visible from an opening in her cloak, are a symbol of God's protection.

Minnesota writer helps incarcerated women pen stories of hurt, hope

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NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. – Five years ago, Joannie Moses was in her late 60s and widowed.

Byzantine spirituality meets Montessori method at new Denver school

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DENVER, Col. – With the goal of encountering children on a more personal level to meet their academic and spiritual needs, a Montessori school influenced by the Byzantine Catholic tradition is opening in Denver, Colorado.

Mayan Catholics meet to celebrate 'our uniqueness,' says ministry leader

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – They come from different countries and speak a range of indigenous languages and dialects. They are descendants of native peoples who developed one of the most sophisticated cultures in the Western Hemisphere.

Proposed Satanic monument draws strong Catholic opposition in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL. Minn. – A proposed Satanic monument in a city-run veterans’ park has drawn strong opposition from Catholics in Minnesota, who have led prayer rallies and spoken before the Belle Plaine City Council.

Religious order welcomes gas pipeline opponents to pray at new 'chapel'

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WASHINGTON – As chapels go, the simple structure on property owned by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ congregation in Columbia, Pennsylvania, is not much.

Have you heard of Venerable 'Mama Bosco'?

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TURIN, Italy – While St. John Bosco is a beloved saint among Catholics, many do not know that his mother, Margaret Bosco, was declared Venerable in 2006 and has an advancing cause towards beatification.

U.S. Supreme Court says travel ban exemption can include grandparents

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court said grandparents can be included among those who have a "bona fide" relationship with refugees seeking to enter the United States from six majority-Muslim countries under the Trump administration's temporary travel ban.

Jerusalem Christian leaders concerned with increased tension in Old City

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JERUSALEM – The heads of Jerusalem's Christian churches expressed "serious concern" over an escalation in tensions in Jerusalem's Old City as hostilities remained high following the mid-July shooting deaths of two Israeli policemen and three gunmen on the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

U.S. bishops call for permanent protection for young migrants

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WASHINGTON – The chair of the migration committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged the Trump administration to "ensure permanent protection" for youth who were brought to the U.S. as minors without legal documentation.

Charlie Gard's family granted permanent U.S. residency

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WASHINGTON – Amid the Gard family's legal battle in the U.K. to pursue experimental treatment for their infant son, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation granting them permanent residency in the states.