Monthly Archives: February 2022

Head of Russia-aligned Ukrainian Orthodox Church joins opposition to Putin’s invasion

Metropolitan Onufriy, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate, an Eastern Orthodox body aligned with Russian Orthodox leaders, ordered his clergy in the beleaguered nation to pray for Russia’s defeat on Sunday. Metropolitan Onufriy’s prayer text declared his opposition to the invasion. “Let us pray that peace and …

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A Ukrainian priest is proof of the determination of his people

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church has proven and continues to prove that it is a bulwark of freedom and faith even as the ruthless Vladimir Putin destroys lives, families and the religious traditions of the Ukrainian people. One of the quiet heroes of this resistance is a dear friend of mine …

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Milwaukee Ukrainian Community Holds Anti-War Protest in Ukraine After Sunday Mass

MILWAUKEE, (CBS 58) — Members of Milwaukee’s Ukrainian community gathered for church the morning of Feb. 27, ahead of an anti-war protest at the sunburst sculpture on Wisconsin Ave in Milwaukee from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the first time since their home country was attacked by Russia. Prior …

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The King William’s College quiz 2021 – the answers | Quizzes and quizzes

PPupils at King William’s College on the Isle of Man have been tormented by its annual general knowledge quiz since 1905. Until 1999 the quiz was compulsory, but today it is sent to pupils’ families to answer during the holidays (and yes, you can Google). How did you do in …

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Kosovo precedent still haunts NATO

In his February 22, 2022 televised address to the nation on the growing crisis in Ukraine, President Joe Biden expressed outrage at Russia’s actions. The day before, the government of Vladimir Putin had recognized two secessionist regions of Ukraine, Donetsk and Lugansk, as independent states. He also announced the deployment …

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Priest Discovers Kentucky Parish Has Ties To Father Augustus Tolton

RHODELIA, Kentucky – On a wintry January day at Old St. Therese Cemetery in rural Meade County, Kentucky, Janice Mulligan laid a simple wreath of magnolia leaves at the grave of Matilda Hurd, a woman who died as a slave and whose grandson is now a saint in the making. …

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St. Petersburg Church Holds Prayer Vigil for Ukraine

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church held a prayer vigil Friday night as members gathered to pray for peace and protection. “We are fighting for freedom, democracy and our homeland,” said Father Bohdan Barytskyy. He told 8 On Your Side that it’s hard to …

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Yes, Darth Vader looms over Washington’s National Cathedral

The gargoyles date from the 13th century when they began to adorn Gothic churches. Their counterparts, less functional but no less formidable grotesques, trace their origins even further back, to ancient Rome. But a menacing face that towers over Washington’s National Cathedral has a much more recent history. At least …

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“We must have peace in Ukraine”

UKRAINIAN VILLAGE – Hundreds of people gathered in the Ukrainian Village on Thursday to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and call for a stronger response from Western governments against the ongoing Russian invasion. Holding Ukrainian flags and signs reading “Stop Putin” and “Stop the war,” protesters chanted “US supports Ukraine” and sang …

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Ukrainian priest in Edinburgh: West must do more than sanction banks

The Western world must provide “rapid reaction, not just banking interventions” against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, a priest from a Ukrainian church in Edinburgh has said. Father Vasyl Kren, of Our Lady of Pochayiv Ukrainian Catholic Church in the Scottish capital, said the community was “very sad and …

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Serbia will denounce Russia if Zelenskiy condemns NATO bombings in 1999 – EURACTIV.com

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, thanks to on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Before you start reading today’s edition of Capitals, be sure to take a look at the article First batch of EU sanctions against Russia targeting …

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A Priest Finds Inspiration to Preach in Corita Kent’s Vibrant Screen Prints

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Sulpician Father Dominic Ciriaco finds inspiration for preaching in the vibrant silkscreen prints of artist Corita Kent, who created the art as a nun and later as a former nun. And he hopes the seminarians he leads as rector of Theological College in Washington will also be …

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Strategies for places of worship | National Catholic Registry

Over the past decade, Catholic churches and other places of worship have given serious consideration to how they would respond to “active shooter” attacks on their campuses, but the greater prevalence of other types of issues underscores the need to create a broader culture of prevention, safety experts say. A …

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Come to Me: Healing Day draws crowds to Southwark Cathedral

Deacon Neil with the Blessed Sacrament at a healing event. Photo by Emily Newton. Neither the COVID scare nor the havoc on the rail system last Saturday (February 19) stopped people from attending the day of healing at St George’s Cathedral organized by the Charismatic Diocesan Communion Service of Southwark …

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The human cost of Indonesia’s new capital

Two key factors prompted the Indonesian government to relocate the country’s capital to Kalimantan in Borneo. The first is to promote an equitable distribution of wealth between the privileged western and disadvantaged eastern parts of Indonesia. Wide social and economic gaps were the result of decades of centralized governance that …

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Vatican statistics show global imbalance in ratio of Catholics to priests

A priest accepts offerings during mass at the Sainte-Thérèse de l’Enfant-Jésus Catholic Church in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The Vatican Church’s Central Statistics Office says the world’s Catholic population has reached 1.36 billion, with the greatest percentage growth in Africa and Asia. (Photo SNC by Saabi, Galbe.Com) By Cindy Wood VATICAN CITY …

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The magnificent stained glass windows of Birmingham Cathedral to be seen in a new light

It’s so easy to walk past Birmingham Cathedral, but it’s open every day and inside there are plenty of surprises. Chief among them, the breathtaking beauty of the stained glass windows by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, a locally born Pre-Raphaelite artist on Bennetts Hill just opposite what is now a JD …

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Some Erie County schools are dropping COVID-19 face mask mandates

Face mask mandates, one of Erie County’s latest COVID-19 mitigation requirements, have fallen out of favor. Nine county school districts and systems, and three individual schools, have ended their terms or will complete them by Feb. 28. At least two other districts, the Township of Millcreek and the Wattsburg area, …

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Call for life: Bittel celebrates 40 years as a priest | Characteristics

Reverend Pat Bittel knew in elementary school that he wanted to enter the priesthood. Bittel, who graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1971, said it was in his childhood parish, St. John Paul, that he began what would become a lifelong ministry. “I started serving Mass in sophomore grade …

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Suspect wanted after donation box stolen from St. Denis Catholic Church in Haverford Township, PA

HAVERFORD TWP., Pa. (WPVI) — Haverford Township police are investigating after a robbery was caught on CCTV at a church Thursday afternoon. Police say they are looking for a suspicious young man who was seen on video stealing the donation box from St. Denis Catholic Church around 1.45pm. “Right away, …

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The priest who gave life to save a teenager among the Spanish martyrs will be beatified

ROME — A priest who replaced a 15-year-old boy he believed was going to be executed during Spain’s bloody civil war will be among a group of 16 priests, seminarians and lay people to be beatified in Granada, Spain. The mass and the beatification of the martyrs, including Father José …

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Florida unemployment claims remain at pre-pandemic levels – CBS Miami

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida continues to see unemployment claims for the first time at a rate similar to before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state’s economy. The US Department of Labor released a report Thursday that estimates 5,734 new unemployment claims were filed in Florida last week. READ MORE: A …

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Cardinal Ouellet: Priests who do not support Francis should ask, “What am I doing here?

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, walks in St. Peter’s Square after attending the opening session of the meeting on the protection of minors in the church at the Vatican on February 21, 2019. (CNS /Paul Haring) Rome- When Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet was first appointed in …

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Spain Proposes Commission to Investigate Catholic Church Abuses – World Peace Organization

Last Monday, the Spanish Socialist Party proposed a plan to investigate child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The prime minister has instructed the ombudsman to compile interviews with victims, clergy, experts, historians and members of the judiciary to conduct a thorough investigation into the growing number of cases of …

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The diocese holds an annual wedding celebration

Friday, February 18, 2022 IC photo/Marie Mischel Picture 1 of 2 Mike and Laura Richards exchange the sign of peace during Mass for the Celebration and Enrichment of the Diocesan Marriage, which took place Feb. 11 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. By Marie Mischel Intermountain Catholic HOLLADAY — …

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Paytm offering up to Rs 5-Lakh collateral-free instant loans; Here’s how to apply

Paytm, India’s leading digital payments and financial services company, is offering collateral-free instant loans of up to Rs 5 lakh to small traders in conjunction with regular commercial banks and NBFCs. The loans are available at a low interest rate and come with a unique daily EMI option, Mint reported. …

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Pentagon says China’s support for Russia is ‘worrying’

https://br.sputniknews.com/20220215/apoio-da-china-a-russia-e-alarmante-diz-pentagono-21423580.html Pentagon says China’s support for Russia is ‘worrying’ Pentagon says China’s support for Russia is ‘worrying’ The Pentagon warned of Washington’s concerns about Chinese diplomacy and its support for Moscow on “security issues on the European continent”. 15.02.2022, Sputnik Brazil 2022-02-15T18: 20-0300 2022-02-15T18: 20-0300 2022-02-15T18: 23-0300 international overview Moscow …

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A priest used a wrong word during baptisms. The church now says thousands were disabled.

A Catholic priest in Phoenix has resigned from his post after a church investigation found he performed baptisms incorrectly during his 20-year career, rendering the rite invalid for thousands of people, according to Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix. As he poured the holy water during the baptisms …

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Multi-Year Church Initiatives on Synodality, Laudato Si’ and the Eucharist Intertwine | earth beat

Students at St. John XXIII Catholic Parish perform the Eucharist through Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2018. In November 2021, the U.S. bishops announced plans for a three-year national Eucharistic renewal . (Unsplash/Rachel Moore) In the space of several weeks last fall, three major initiatives landed on the …

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Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Bathurst Mark Calder Ordains Five New Deacons | West Central Daily

news, local news, The Anglican Diocese of Bathurst ordained five new deacons during a special service at All Saints Anglican Cathedral on Saturday. Mark Calder, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Bathurst, was on hand to ordain Ben Mackay, Roger and Sally Phelps, Bec Choi and James Daymond in the …

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Why is this important for Brazilian investors?

“The Peter Lynch Way of Investing”, by Cash Manager and John Rothschild, is one of many books on investing. However, when I first read the book, I found an element of chapter 17 that surprised me: “the trumpet effect.” In short, Lynch explains that in this article, investors, professionals and …

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The Editorial Board: The Catholic Church Must Set Limits on Clerics’ Bequests to Parishioners | Editorial

The will was not contested in court and an Erie County Surrogate Court judge approved the inheritance after the widow’s death in 2016, but family and friends remain suspicious. Mary Ann Serabjit-Singh had written two previous wills before writing a third which made Klos the primary beneficiary. She also once …

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Snowfall forecast for Boston – NBC Boston

Snow began falling Sunday morning in parts of New England. Some areas are expected to see up to half a foot of snow by the time the storm hits. Snowfall totals and the magnitude of the storm have increased from what was originally expected. Here’s a look at some of …

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The arrival of the magnificent Flemish tapestries in Malta in 1702

St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta and its adjoining museum are considered a veritable treasure trove of artistic objects, which include, among others, works by world-renowned artists such as Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) , Mattia Preti (1613-99) and Giuseppe Mazzuoli (1646-1725). The Flemish tapestries on permanent display at the museum …

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Reviews | The slave trade did not come out of nowhere

“The man’s features, his hair, his color and his toothpaste, his ‘sub-human’ characteristics so widely invoked, were only the later rationalizations to justify a simple economic fact that the colonies needed labor. and used black labor because it was the cheapest and the best,” Williams wrote. The planter, he continued, …

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Local Priest Appointed Canon Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of WV | Lifestyles

CHARLESTON — The Most Reverend Chad Slater has been appointed Canon Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia. Slater, a native of Ripley, Jackson County, has served as rector of Christ Church, Bluefield, since 2013, and dean of the New Southern Deanery of Episcopal Churches in West Virginia since …

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Charlotte Pazik | Obituaries | Mankato Free Press

Charlotte M. Pazik July 22, 1932 – February 6, 2022 Charlotte M. Pazik, 89, of Mankato, died on Sunday February 6, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Heath Systems. Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Visitation will take …

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Victoria concert series brings light and sound to climate justice – Victoria News

Christ Church Cathedral and the Emily Carr String Quartet are launching a musical sound journey this weekend to promote climate justice in Greater Victoria. Titled Earth Songs: Music for Climate Justice, the six-concert series features one of Canada’s top quartets and the Cathedral’s Wolff Organ, played by a range of …

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Sri Lankan court frees church worker in grenade incident

Catholic Church leaders in Sri Lanka welcomed the release of a parish sexton on February 9, a month after he was arrested on suspicion of planting a hand grenade inside his church. Selvadore Francis Munindran and three others, including a nine-year-old child, were arrested on January 11 after a grenade …

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A new era dawns as the annual Galway Novena goes live

A new format for the annual Galway Novena was announced this week. Recognizing that COVID 19 can still cause very real damage, the next novena will be celebrated “online” and participants will have two opportunities each day to tune in to a live liturgy of prayer, worship, music, preaching and …

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FEMA Authority Orders Seizure of Rs 288-cr NBFC Funds Belonging to Chinese Giving Instant Loans in India

A FEMA competent authority has ‘confirmed’ the seizure of funds worth Rs 288 crore from a ‘Chinese-owned’ non-banking financial company (NBFC) which lent instant loans through mobile apps and allegedly then harassed borrowers by “misusing” their personal data. An order was issued by the Commissioner of Customs in Chennai on …

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Caritas calls for a wave of solidarity against human trafficking

Caritas Internationalis calls on all people of good will to support the fight against human trafficking and urges governments to strengthen protection and support services for victims. February 09, 2022 The power of care By Lisa ZengariniAs the Church observes the eighth World Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human …

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Thieves steal priest’s car at gunpoint from Anambra Church

Posted February 9, 2022 Gunmen robbed an Anglican priest, Reverend Canon Chibueze Abone, from his vehicle just inside the church grounds. The incident reportedly happened at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State on Tuesday evening. It was gathered that the thieves also stole other …

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The Catholic Church in a legal battle to try to force schools to become academies | Academies

The Catholic Church is at the center of a legal battle over attempts to force Catholic schools to become academies run by its own multi-academy trusts, against the wishes of governors and headteachers. A consortium of school staff unions, including the National Association of Head Teachers and the Association of …

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Author Mallory McDuff calls for planet-friendly final arrangements

Mallory McDuff is a university environmental educator who believes individuals should consider the planet’s climate crisis as well as their loved ones when deciding what to do with their bodies when they die. She tells her story both earnestly and humorously in “Our Last Best Act: Planning For The End …

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Pope calls for protecting women and girls from trafficking

People hold a statue associated with Saint Josephine Bakhita as Pope Francis leads the Angelus from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican on February 7, 2022. In his remarks, the Pope encouraged people to not to despair, but to invite Jesus into their lives. (CNS photo …

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Harborough Churches Commentary: Valentines Card or No Card, You Are Loved

Reverend Pep Hill View from Reverend Pep Hill, Associate Priest of the Harborough Resource Anglican Church team Are you looking forward to Tuesday, with dreams of red roses, romantic meals and wild passion? Or are you dreading Valentine’s Day? I remember as a girl the shame of having to admit …

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COVID Survivor Sunday Mission: Help Bronzeville Community Get Vaccinated

CHICAGO — A Bronzeville church is working to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19, a very personal mission for a member. First Church of Deliverance Public relations coordinator Mikie Samuel says she survived a battle with COVID-19 early in the pandemic that left her in a coma for two months. …

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“Only the Church helps us”

With God’s help, Catholic institutions across Ukraine have been able to help put people’s lives back on track. About one and a half million refugees have to live on less than $80 a month. Out of necessity, Viktor breaks down his floor. Now that he and his wife have no …

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Pomp and pageantry amid President’s call to overcome difficulties | Print edition

By kasunwarakapitiya Views) : Non-presentation of SJB, JVP and Catholic clergy during the official celebration 74th Independence Day Celebrations Overcoming challenges with a positive mindset was the overriding theme as the country celebrated its 74th Independence Day on Friday. The main celebration was held under the patronage of President Gotabaya …

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Archdiocese sets dedication date for Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has set a date for the groundbreaking of a $40 million sanctuary being built in South Oklahoma City. The Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine will be dedicated at a public Mass set for Nov. 4 at the shrine site on SE 89 between Interstate 35 and …

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St. Anne Parish and Vietnamese Catholic Community of Lancaster Merge with Official Decree [photos] | faith and values

St. Anne’s Parish and the Vietnamese Catholic Community of Lancaster have united as one body of believers and will henceforth be known as St. Anne’s Parish and Our Lady of La Vang. The merger was made official in a ceremony on Saturday, January 29, at Lancaster City Church, located at …

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Henry Joseph Lamb, Jr., 05/29/41 – 02/01/22 Obituaries

Henry Joseph Lamb, Jr., 05/29/41 – 02/01/22 Quincy – Henry grew up in North Quincy, MA. He was a proud graduate of North Quincy High School. He holds an undergraduate degree from the Mass Maritime Academy in Marine Engineering. He returned to Mass Maritime after graduation where he had a …

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An explosive report on sexual abuse has left France “stunned”. Yet most French Catholics still believe there is hope for reform

The French church is beginning to experience a degree of healing weeks after the publication of an investigation into seven decades of clergy child abuse. This is the assessment of Patrick Goujon, SJ, professor at the Center Sèvres (a Jesuit pre-college school in Paris) and editor of the Journal Recherches …

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Rémi De Roo dies at 97; he was Bishop of Victoria

Social justice advocate dies aged 97. In 1962, he became the youngest Catholic bishop in the world. Bishop Remi De Roo, the former Catholic Bishop of Victoria who was known as an advocate for social justice, died on Tuesday at the age of 97. Former Senator Douglas Roche, a close …

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What do we lose when we lose the Christian tradition?

A little over a year ago, Ellen Coyne wrote her personal spiritual memoir, Are you there, my God? This’it’s me, Ellen. A Irish Independent A campaign correspondent and journalist, Coyne held strong pro-choice views and wrote articles in support of the repeal of the pro-life Eighth Amendment to the Irish …

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Myanmar church leader calls for international help to break impasse

Myanmar’s Catholic leader has pleaded with the international community to pay greater attention to ending the ongoing political stalemate and violence in the Buddhist-majority country. Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, president of the Myanmar Catholic Bishops’ Conference, marked the first anniversary of the Feb. 1 military coup by imploring the …

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Ex-priest accused of taking photos of boy in Pittsburgh Target store dies | Local News

A former Washington County priest charged in December with taking photos of a 13-year-old boy in the bathroom of an East Liberty Target store died Saturday, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office . Paul Spisak, 77, died in a Pittsburgh hospital. The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh was notified …

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The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia has had a long facelift – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In an Eyewitness News exclusive, an iconic church will get a long-overdue makeover. It is the church that is home to one million Catholics in the region. CBS3’s Joe Holden got an exclusive tour of the plans for the holy monument in Philadelphia. READ MORE: All Philadelphia …

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