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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.

A man signs in to vote in the John Bailey Room at St. Francis Xavier Church in Washington Nov. 8. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

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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Catholic News Service

Burned buildings and cars are seen Dec. 1 in Gatlinburg, Tenn., in the aftermath of wildfires. Raging wildfires fueled by high winds claimed the lives of at least seven people, forced the evacuation of thousands, including Father Antony Punnackal of St. Mary's Church, and damaged hundreds of buildings in the popular mountain resort town. (CNS photo/courtesy Tennessee Highway Patrol, handout via Reuters)

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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Catholic News Service

A ship is seen sinking during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. A Catholic military chaplain and historian says the attack on Pearl Harbor, even 75 years later, continues to rivet the attention of Americans because it was "such a powerful event."  (CNS photo/Pearl Harbor Museum)

Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor ‘such a powerful event’

A Catholic military chaplain and historian says the attack on Pearl Harbor, even 75 years later, continues to rivet the attention of Americans because it is "such a powerful event."

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Catholic News Service

A statue of the Our Lady of Guadalupe is carried in a truck during a procession to the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico, where Mass was celebrated. The Mass and a procession with a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe were a call to remember and pray for migrants and were led by Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barron of Tijuana. (CNS photo/David Maung)

USCCB leaders seek prayers for migrants, refugees on Guadalupe feast

Prayer services and special Masses will be held in many dioceses across the country as the U.S. Catholic Church has asked that the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe be a day of prayer with a focus on migrants and refugees.

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Catholic News Service

Motorists stop to view wildfires Nov. 29 along the Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tenn. Raging wildfires fueled by high winds claimed the lives of at least three people, forced the evacuation of thousands, including Father Antony Punnackal of St. Mary's Church, and damaged hundreds of buildings in the popular mountain resort town.

Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, help for victims of wildfires

Catholic parishioners in the Diocese of Knoxville are among those who have lost homes and businesses in the wildfires that ravaged tourist areas in the Great Smoky Mountains region, said Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville.

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Mourners line the altar rail to receive Communion from Father Joseph Illo, pastor of  Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco, during a Nov. 7 funeral Mass for Thomas Myron Hooker, a homeless man beloved by the community and pictured in a portrait near the altar. (CNS photo/Christina Gray, Catholic San Francisco)

Hundreds mourn beloved homeless man at funeral for him at Catholic church

Thomas Myron Hooker lived the last 20 years of his life without a roof over his head, but his death proved he was hardly without a home.

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Actress Florence Henderson is pictured on the cover of the January 2017 issue of St. Anthony Messenger magazine. In what was her last interview before her Nov. 24 death at age 82, Henderson told the magazine that her lifelong Catholic faith was her foundation. (CNS photo/St. Anthony Messenger)

For late actress Florence Henderson, Catholic faith was her foundation

In what came to be her final interview, actress Florence Henderson told St. Anthony Messenger magazine that throughout her life, through good times and bad, her Catholic faith was her foundation.

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New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Donald Trump, then the Republicans' nominee for U.S. president, smile during the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City Oct. 20. Cardinal Dolan says he hopes promises made by Trump, now president-elect, on life issues will become his administration's policies and that the pro-life community will hold him accountable to those promises. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

What the pro-life community wants from the Trump administration

The last several years have clearly been challenging for the pro-life movement. The abortion industry, exposing its false rhetoric of choice, increasingly seeks to coerce Americans to be complicit with abortion, even insisting that abortion is a social good to be celebrated, subsidized and uncontrolled.

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Catholic News Service

Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Fla., center, is seen during morning prayer Nov. 15 at the annual fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops  in Baltimore. Pope Francis Nov. 28 named him to succeed retiring Bishop Robert N. Lynch as head of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Bishop Lynch of St. Petersburg retires; Bishop Parkes named successor

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert N. Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida, and named as his successor Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida.

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