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Pope: Lent is time to relive exodus from slavery to freedom
March 1, 2017

Like the people of Israel freed from the bondage of slavery, Christians are called to experience the path toward hope and new life during the Lenten season, Pope Francis said. 

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Refugee programs unsettled
Refugee programs unsettled
February 28, 2017

Ap Bishop will never forget the way he felt looking out at America for the first time as his plane touched down at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2003.

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Vandalism at Jewish cemeteries decried
Vandalism at Jewish cemeteries decried
February 28, 2017

Responding to the destruction of some 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Feb. 27 deplored the "senseless acts of mass vandalism."

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Bishop Matano grants dispensation
February 27, 2017

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has granted a dispensation from eating meat on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. 

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Corned beef conundrum: Some dioceses give St. Patrick's Day dispensation
Corned beef conundrum: Some dioceses give St. Patrick's Day dispensation
February 27, 2017

When St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, as it does about every seven years, the Lenten rule requiring Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays collides with the long-held tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage.

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Pope furthers sainthood causes of eight men, women
February 27, 2017

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of two medical doctors and six religious -- many of whom died just a generation ago. 

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