Speakers: Solving Mideast crisis, bringing peace to region decades away

Consensus about the Middle East and its long-simmering tensions might seem hard to come by, but a dozen international scholars, government officials and leaders of nongovernmental organizations found a few points of agreement during a meeting at Villanova University.

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Ohio lawmakers send governor two bills restricting abortion

The Ohio Legislature has sent two abortion bills to Gov. John Kasich for his signature.

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Catholic News Service

John Glenn, American ‘icon,’ astronaut, former U.S. senator, dies at 95

Astronaut legend and decorated World War II pilot John H. Glenn, who served for 24 years in the U.S. Senate and inspired young people to pursue careers in sciences and engineering, died Dec. 8. He was 95.

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After year’s divisive elections, bishops urge Catholics to build bridges

Bishops across the country are encouraging parishioners to put aside their differences and work for the common good as President-elect Donald J. Trump prepared for his Jan. 20 inauguration.

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Can’t whitewash sin away; Jesus truly transforms hearts, pope says

Jesus truly transforms and heals hearts when people let him, which means recognizing and being ashamed of one's sins, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Catholic News Service

Despite distance, Iraqi Christians keep the spirit of Christmas alive

Sami Dankha, his three brothers and their families used to kick off Christmas celebrations by attending a packed Christmas Eve Mass at St. Thomas Church in Baghdad.

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Syriac Catholic patriarch ‘horrified’ after seeing Iraqi ‘ghost towns’

The Syriac Catholic patriarch said he was horrified to see widespread devastation and what he called "ghost towns" during a recent visit to northern Iraq.

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Partnership enlivens parish, school, gives seminarians pastoral insights

It was 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28 -- 20 minutes before the regular 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Rita Church in New Orleans -- normally a time when the church is pin-drop quiet except for the sacristan, the organist and a few early arrivers reciting the rosary.

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Many numbers, one result: What polling can and cannot do

Four years ago around this time, Americans were wondering about the death of public-opinion polling in an entirely different vein.

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Some fleeing scene of wildfires describe it as escaping ‘gates of hell’

St. Mary's Catholic Church was at ground zero in the wildfires that devastated parts of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Nov. 28, and while flames reached to within yards of the tourist city church, it appears to have been spared.

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