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Musician, actor, cardinals, lawyer address U.S. Catholic college graduates
Musician, actor, cardinals, lawyer address U.S. Catholic college graduates CNS photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame
May 24, 2016
Speakers at commencement exercises at U.S. Catholic colleges and universities this year ranged from musician and composer Harry Connick Jr. and actor of stage and screen Mahershala Ali to cardinals and bishops and a former college president.
 
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Long-married couples celebrated
Long-married couples celebrated
May 23, 2016

The longest married couple who attended this year's Wedding Jubilee Mass met at a wedding.

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Military mantra, Catholic faith drove terminally ill woman to meet the pope
Military mantra, Catholic faith drove terminally ill woman to meet the pope
May 13, 2016

The military mantra of "suck it up" and an intense love for the Catholic faith drove Cheryl Tobin to reach new heights -- the cupola of St. Peter's Basilica and a personal blessing from Pope Francis.

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Human rights degree equips students for world ahead, graduate says
May 13, 2016

Dominic Sanfilippo, one of 12 students who graduated with a degree in human rights May 8 at the University of Dayton in Ohio, said he has grown accustomed to explaining his major to people over the years.

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Priests seek to show God's beauty through paschal candle artistry
Priests seek to show God's beauty through paschal candle artistry
May 11, 2016

As Easter season ends, one reminder of it that will remain in churches throughout the rest of the liturgical year is the Easter candle, also known as the paschal candle.

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U.S. Oblate makes gift boxes amid conflict
U.S. Oblate makes gift boxes amid conflict
May 6, 2016

An electric fan blasting air into a tiny workshop lined with shelves of ornate cardboard boxes wrapped in plastic was no match for the sweltering Philippine summer day. 

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Church-run restaurant takes parish dining to new level
Church-run restaurant takes parish dining to new level
April 20, 2016
Move aside pancake breakfast. La Tilma Mexican Grill has brought parish dining to a new level.
 
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For Catholic astronauts, flying to space doesn't mean giving up the faith
For Catholic astronauts, flying to space doesn't mean giving up the faith
April 14, 2016

On the International Space Station there's a place, while filled with robotic equipment, where astronauts like to hang out. Called the Cupola, the small module has seven large bay windows that give crew members a panoramic view of Earth.

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