Catholic Courier

McQuaid seniors serve the Navajo Nation in Arizona
McQuaid seniors serve the Navajo Nation in Arizona Photos courtesy of Adam Baber
August 26, 2016

During a 10-day summer service immersion trip to the Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona, 16-year-old Connor Hester met a diminutive elderly woman named Ella.

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Suspect sought in murders of nuns who worked at Mississippi clinic
Suspect sought in murders of nuns who worked at Mississippi clinic
August 26, 2016
Police continued to search for the killer of two women religious who spent years caring for poor people as nurse practitioners in central Mississippi.
 
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Pantry provides food, dignity
Pantry provides food, dignity
August 25, 2016

Larry White knew there was something different about Joseph's Place the moment he walked through the doors.

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Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims
Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims
August 24, 2016
Hearing the mayor of Amatrice in central Italy say his town no longer exists and knowing there were children who died Aug. 24 in the earthquakes that struck the region, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience into a prayer service.
 
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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
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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