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Alliances needed to fight global warming, poverty, say Vatican speakers
Alliances needed to fight global warming, poverty, say Vatican speakers CNS photo by Bob Roller
July 2, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Democracy must return to politics and unusual alliances must form in order to get the world to reduce greenhouse Read More

Pope will have 'profound, lasting impact' on New Yorkers, says cardinal
Pope will have 'profound, lasting impact' on New Yorkers, says cardinal
July 1, 2015

The 30 hours or so Pope Francis will spend in New York in September will be relatively brief, but "his presence here among us will have a profound and lasting impact on all New Yorkers, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

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Group eyes education changes to reduce poverty
Group eyes education changes to reduce poverty
June 30, 2015

The guiding principal of the local, grassroots coalition called Great Schools for All is socioeconomic integration as a means of reducing the concentration of poverty in Rochester's city schools and creating more equitable education opportunities across school-district lines within Monroe County.

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Papal summer: Benedict heads for hilltop villa, Francis trims schedule
Papal summer: Benedict heads for hilltop villa, Francis trims schedule
June 30, 2015
Floridians hit the road, make parish pilgrimage for religious freedom
Floridians hit the road, make parish pilgrimage for religious freedom
June 30, 2015

KEY WEST, Fla. (CNS) -- Like on any true pilgrimage, a group of Floridians met strangers along the way and were greeted by local people Read More

Pope's visits to Cuba, U.S. to highlight families, charity, tolerance
Pope's visits to Cuba, U.S. to highlight families, charity, tolerance
June 30, 2015

In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic's approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit. 

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Court upholds execution drug protocol criticized as cruel and unusual
Court upholds execution drug protocol criticized as cruel and unusual
June 29, 2015

In another in a series of bitterly divided end-of-term cases, the Supreme Court June 29 upheld the execution protocol used by Oklahoma and several other states.

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