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First Catholic college in South Carolina to open in fall 2024 

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Author and Anglican convert Father Dwight Longenecker along with a number of Catholic scholars are launching the first Catholic college in South Carolina, a two-year liberal arts college set to open this fall.  Rosary College will offer an associate of Catholic studies in integrated humanities degree, which can be transferred to a number of other…
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Qatar’s St. Charbel Maronite Church prepares to welcome worshippers 

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Construction is nearing completion on the St. Charbel Maronite Church in Doha, Qatar, with plans to open its doors to worshippers in 2025, coinciding with the Catholic Church’s Jubilee Year, according to Father Charbel Mhanna from Qatar’s Maronite parish.  In an interview with ACI Mena, CNA’s Arabic-language news partner, Mhanna explained that with a capacity…
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The miracle that led to the canonization of St. Damien De Veuster 

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In 2008, the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints ruled that a Hawaiian woman’s cure from cancer was a miracle linked to her prayers to Father Damien De Veuster. This led to the missionary priest — renowned for working with leprosy patients on the island of Molokai, Hawaii — being canonized on Oct. 11,…
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Pope Francis on record-low fertility rate: ‘Human life is not a problem, it is a gift’ 

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When Pope Francis took to the stage on May 10 to speak at a conference on the state of birth rates in Italy and the wider West, he did not equivocate.  “The problem of our world is not the children that are born — it is selfishness, consumerism, and individualism, which make people full, lonely,…
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Haiti in danger of ‘a real genocide,’ priest warns 

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The tragedy that Haiti is experiencing has reached a point where “it runs the risk of provoking a true genocide in the country,” warned Father Henry Marc Siméon, director of the communications office of the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital.  In an interview with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, Siméon pleaded for support:…
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Vatican prepares for summer Olympics with conference on faith and sports 

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As 206 countries prepare to send their top athletes to participate in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics, the Vatican is organizing an event to look at the relationship between the Catholic Church and sports, through both a spiritual and anthropological lens.  “In the current context of wars tearing our world apart, Olympism is first and…
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This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of May

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of May is for the formation of men and women religious and for seminarians. “Every vocation is a ‘diamond in the rough’ that needs to be polished, worked, shaped on every side,” the pope said in a video released April 30. “A good priest, sister, or nun must…
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Priest shot dead in South Africa; Catholic bishops there decry ‘pandemic’ of murder

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Father Paul Tatu Mothobi, a member the Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (CSS/Stigmatines) and former media and communications officer of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), was reportedly murdered in late April in South Africa. According to a notice from the congregation’s South Africa-based provincial secretary, Father Jeremia Thami Mkhwanazi, Tatu died on April 27 “after sustaining a…
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Spanish archbishop slams government’s obsession with the Catholic Church

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“They have done it again. It is a kind of obsessive mantra every time they need a smokescreen to distract from the real problems we have and to which they so clumsily and insidiously apply their tortuous governance.” That is how the archbishop of Oviedo, Jesús Sanz Montes, began a letter released in early May…
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