Monthly Archives: May 2013

Pro-life Oklahoma Democrat turns her attention to religious freedom

Oklahoma State Rep. Rebecca Hamilton sees no conflict between her pro-life views as a Catholic and being a stalwart Democrat who has served 18 years in the state Legislature. Hamilton, who represents South Oklahoma City, told Catholic News Service during … Continue reading

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Pope’s Eucharist adoration prayers in English y en Español

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has two sets of prayer intentions for the worldwide, simultaneous Eucharistic adoration scheduled for Sunday, June 2. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, presented the prayer intentions in Italian … Continue reading

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Obama drone review welcomed, but international review still needed, bishop says

President Barack Obama’s announcement that he would place tighter restrictions on the use of drones against suspected terrorists was welcomed by the bishop who sent a letter May 17 to the White House and congressional leaders seeking a wide-scale public … Continue reading

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Zach Sobiech, 18, singer of “Clouds,” dies

A couple of weeks ago, Catholic News Service ran a story of a young Minnesota man, Zach Sobiech, and the prayerful devotion of his family as he endured the final stages of osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Zach, … Continue reading

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Priest, born and raised in South Africa, set to become U.S. citizen

Father Wayne Dawson, who is from South Africa and is currently serving in the Diocese of Monterey, Calif., is set to become a U.S. citizen May 23. “I’m very excited about being a priest and I’ve very excited of being … Continue reading

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Notes on peace and justice

North Carolina priest named Catholic Charities USA volunteer of the year A priest who sees his ministry as a bridge connecting Catholics, non-Catholics and people in need in rural lightly populated southwest North Carolina is Catholic Charities USA’s volunteer of … Continue reading

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Patron saint of farmers celebrated with Sonoran tradition, stew

Jim Griffith, an expert on some of the most fascinating historical people and events in the Southwestern United States, has been on something of a Catholic kick in his regular columns in the Arizona Daily Star, the Tucson daily newspaper. … Continue reading

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