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Last Updated: January 17, 2017

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

CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz

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

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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February 27, 2017
USCCB committee chairmen applaud decision on transgender directive

The chairmen of two U.S. bishops' committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump's repeal of the Obama administration's directive on transgender access to bathrooms.

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February 24, 2017
Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life
Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life

The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away.

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February 24, 2017
Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, pope says
Promote life by protecting, sharing clean water, pope says

Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life, Pope Francis said.

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February 23, 2017
Pope appeals for aid as famine grips South Sudan

Pope Francis appealed for humanitarian assistance to South Sudan where famine threatens the lives of millions of people already suffering due to a three-year civil war.

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February 23, 2017
Sanctuary advocated by grass-roots leaders to blunt deportation crackdown

The push for sanctuary was on a lot of minds at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements.

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February 21, 2017
Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you

A practical first step toward holiness -- as well as for assuring peace in one's family and in the world -- is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said.

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February 17, 2017
Pope greets U.S. grass-roots groups
Pope greets U.S. grass-roots groups

Pope Francis congratulated more than 600 representatives of grass-roots organizations for responding with mercy to society's hurting people during the opening of the four-day U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements.

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