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Indians gather to celebrate birthday of Blessed Teresa, soon-to-be-saint
Indians gather to celebrate birthday of Blessed Teresa, soon-to-be-saint CNS photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
August 26, 2016

They came from all around to celebrate the birthday of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity who will be become a saint Sept. 4.

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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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U.S. bishops, Iran religious leaders issue joint declaration
August 25, 2016

U.S. Catholic leaders and some of Iran's top religious figures issued a joint declaration that calls for the end of weapons of mass destruction and of terrorism -- and the assigning of blame for terrorist acts to an entire religion.

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Pope: Wealth, witness and hope are the strengths of contemplative life
August 25, 2016

While prayer is the bedrock of cloistered contemplative life, the wealth of God's gifts, the strength of a consistent witness of life and hope are the values that sustain those who choose to live a life of poverty, chastity and obedience, Pope Francis said. 

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Retired Pope Benedict says it was his 'duty' to resign from papacy
Retired Pope Benedict says it was his 'duty' to resign from papacy
August 25, 2016

Retired Pope Benedict XVI said in an interview that he felt a "duty" to resign from the papacy because of his declining health and the rigorous demands of papal travel.

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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
After a strong earthquake struck central Italy and with the early news reporting many deaths and serious damage, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience Aug. 24 into a prayer service.
 

 

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For Catholics choosing a new parish, it's location, location, location
For Catholics choosing a new parish, it's location, location, location
August 23, 2016

The driving force behind Catholics' search for a new parish is location -- most likely how close it is to their new home.

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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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Rebuilding in Ecuador after April quake complicated by enduring poverty
Rebuilding in Ecuador after April quake complicated by enduring poverty
August 23, 2016

Ask Jose Santos about the earthquake that struck the northern coast of Ecuador in April and he paints a vivid picture.

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