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Free from ordeal in Sudan, woman condemned for apostasy meets pope
Jul 24 2014
Meeting a Sudanese woman who risked execution for not renouncing her Catholic faith, Pope Francis thanked Meriam Ibrahim for her steadfast witness to Christ.

Crash survivor has been on a mission to make flying safer for children
Jul 24 2014
A retired flight attendant has been petitioning for child safety seats to be required on all commercial airline flights.

Esperanza plays crucial role in connecting unaccompanied minors to family
Jul 23 2014
Williams Guevara-Martinez was almost 17 when he left San Salvador, El Salvador, and headed north with a guide known as a “coyote.”

Technicians dressed in cleanroom suits to prevent contamination load cargo in ATV George Lemaitre. The spacecraft is set for launch the night of July 29-30 on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. (Courtesy European Space Agency) CNS Blog: Belgian priest mathematician heads to space station - in name only
Jul 23 2014
The European Space Agency has named the next supply mission to the International Space Station for Msgr. Georges Lemaitre, a Belgian mathematician.

Maryland bishops call for compassion for vulnerable immigrant children
Jul 23 2014
Archbishop William E. Lori was among the bishops that issued the following statement July 23, “Bishops call for compassion in addressing needs of vulnerable immigrant children.”

Pope names U.S. bishops' top ecumenical officer to advise Vatican council
Jul 22 2014
Pope Francis named three new members and 10 new consultants to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity July 22.

Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul
Jul 21 2014
As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace July 20.

Priest who led Baltimore-based Sulpicians re-elected as superior general
Jul 21 2014
The Sulpicians are an international society of diocesan priests focused on the education and formation of priests and future priests.

Georgia Catholic dioceses ban guns, knives from church facilities
Jul 21 2014
Guns and other weapons are officially unwelcome at Catholic churches in Georgia.

Love of baseball, chance to evangelize lead priest to do play-by-play
Jul 20 2014
All the men in the press box looked the same, until one swiveled around and the white of a Roman collar appeared.