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A mosaic by Father Marko Rupnik illustrating the Gospel story of Jesus' encounter with the woman caught in adultery is pictured in a file photo at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington. The Knights of Columbus announced July 11, 2024, it will cover mosaics by ex-Jesuit Father Mark Rupnik at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington and the Holy Family Chapel at the Knights' headquarters in New Haven, Conn.

Knights of Columbus order Rupnik icons covered until Vatican investigation ends

The Knights of Columbus has announced the Catholic fraternal organization will cover mosaics by ex-Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington and the Holy Family Chapel at the Knights' headquarters in New Haven, ...
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Minnesota gymnast headed to Olympics relies on hard work, trust in God

CHAMPLIN, Minn. (CNS) -- The Twin City Twisters in Champlin is the home gym of Grace McCallum, a member of the 2018 World Championship U.S. gymnastics team. A large banner hangs over the facility's main entrance honoring that accomplishment. But ...
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Citing canon law norms, Wis. bishop removes ‘divisive’ pastor

Bishop William P. Callahan of La Crosse July 9 removed a pastor who has been stirring controversy since last fall when he criticized Catholic Democrats from the pulpit, saying they must "repent" because of the party's support for legal abortion ...
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Hundreds gather outside hospital to greet recovering pope

Pilgrims and well-wishers gathered at Rome’s Gemelli hospital to greet Pope Francis as he made his first public appearance in a week after undergoing intestinal surgery.
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Haitian church ‘stunned’ by president’s assassination, says bishop

Bishop Alphonse Quesnel of Fort Liberté, Haiti, said the Haitian church was "stunned" by the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.
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Franciscans open general chapter focusing on diversity, evangelization

As a worldwide religious order, Franciscan friars need to find new and better ways to welcome the diversity of their members and allow it to challenge the ways they live the Gospel in the world, said Father Michael Perry, the ...
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Deaf priest works to help others understand deafness as a culture

Father Min Seo Park, one of fewer than two dozen deaf priests worldwide, thinks deafness is hardly a disability and is working to help others realize that as well.
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