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Louisiana floods called worst U.S. natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy
Louisiana floods called worst U.S. natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy CNS photo by Jonathan Bachman/Reuters
August 23, 2016

The line of destruction caused by historic flooding in southern Louisiana stretches for 25 miles, and according to Red Cross officials, it is the worst natural disaster in the United States since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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National security, foreign policy worries a factor in 2016 election
National security, foreign policy worries a factor in 2016 election
August 19, 2016

Not since the aftermath of 9/11 has America's national security and foreign policy seemed to resonate so heavily with the electorate during a U.S. presidential election, according to several political scientists.

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Louisiana bishop comforts evacuees at shelters; flooding displaces 20,000
Louisiana bishop comforts evacuees at shelters; flooding displaces 20,000
August 17, 2016

As Louisiana's governor announced the federal government had declared a major disaster for the state Aug. 14, Catholic churches in the Baton Rouge Diocese called for volunteers to help those displaced by extreme flooding and asked flood victims what assistance they needed.

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Prattsburgh church celebrates 150 years
Prattsburgh church celebrates 150 years
August 15, 2016

Strictly speaking, the Aug. 14 Mass and reception held in the auditorium of Prattsburgh Central School was a celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Patrick Church, which is located just around the corner from the school building. For many of the parishioners in attendance, however, the celebration served as a recognition of the close-knit community that worships at the Prattsburgh church. 

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Students live works of mercy
Students live works of mercy
August 10, 2016

When Jacki Schuman asked her sixth-grade students at Seton Catholic School to read A Long Walk To Water last school year, she didn't realize the assignment would become a catalyst that for helping them answer Pope Francis' call to extend God's mercy to others.

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New Zika infection fears spark renewed debate on abortion, birth control
New Zika infection fears spark renewed debate on abortion, birth control
August 8, 2016
With a growing number of U.S. travelers returning from abroad with the Zika virus and with several cases of Zika-related microcephaly and birth defects reported in the U.S., the disease has inflamed the abortion debate domestically.
 
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Pope praises witness of 10 athletes on Refugee Olympic Team
Pope praises witness of 10 athletes on Refugee Olympic Team
August 8, 2016

In a personal message addressed to each of the 10 members of the new Refugee Olympic Team, Pope Francis wished them success in their events and thanked them for the witness they are giving the world.

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Journey through RCIA
Journey through RCIA
August 4, 2016

Our multimedia series following the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. 

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