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Irish-born religious recall leaving homeland to devote lives to U.S. kids

By Jerri Donohue  Catholic News Service BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (CNS) — When Sister Anne McCrohan said goodbye to her parents and most of her 10 siblings at a train station in County Kerry, she thought it was forever. At age 18, … Continue reading

Posted in U.S., World

Vatican tribunal finds Archbishop Apuron of Guam guilty of abuse

Updated: 3/16 By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Vatican tribunal found Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron of Agana, Guam, guilty of some of the accusations made against him, accusations which included the sexual abuse of minors. … Continue reading

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Human trafficking called ‘one of darkest, most revolting realities’ today

By Beth Griffin  Catholic News Service UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — Mely Lenario quietly described her harrowing journey from ambitious, naive rural girl trafficked to hopeless, drug-fueled urban prostitute, through slow rehabilitation to a new life as an outreach worker. After … Continue reading

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Blurred lines: Vatican manipulation of photo becomes the story (commentary)

Analysis and commentary By Greg Erlandson  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — What was meant to be an intellectual tribute to Pope Francis has instead become the backdrop to the latest tempest over transparency and this pontificate. On the eve … Continue reading

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It takes more than one ‘Our Father’ to ask for God’s help, pope says

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praying for God’s intercession takes courage, dogged persistence and patience, said Pope Francis. “If I want the Lord to listen to what I am asking him, I have to go, … Continue reading

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Movie review: Tomb Raider

By John Mulderig  Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Way back when, while the century was yet young, Angelina Jolie brought a familiar figure from the world of video games to life in 2001’s critically panned but financially successful … Continue reading

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National School Walkout is time of prayer for many Catholic schools

By Carol Zimmermann  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — March 14, exactly one month since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students from around the country planned to walk out of their schools in protest of the nation’s gun … Continue reading

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