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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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Birmingham Diocese helping 60 families after spring tornadoes

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama, is working with at least 60 families whose homes sustained damage in a spring tornado.
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Governor signs death penalty repeal at site of 101 executions since 1991

While standing outside the prison that housed Virginia's execution chamber, Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in the state March 24.
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Pope names Chilean survivor to Commission for the Protection of Minors

Pope Francis has named Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse by a notorious Chilean priest, to be a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
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Boulder, Colorado, police officer first to die in mass shooting called hero

Officer Eric Talley, an 11-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department, was the first to arrive at the scene of a mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store the afternoon of March 22 and the first of 10 to ...
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Supreme Court to review Boston Marathon bomber’s death penalty case

The Supreme Court's March 22 announcement that it would hear a government appeal to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brings the death penalty issue in front of the Biden administration.
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Cardinal, imam hold dialogue as follow-up to pope’s meeting with ayatollah

With personal warmth paired with the careful phrasing of diplomats, Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory and Imam Sayyid M. B. Kashmiri, a representative of Shiite Muslims in North America, held a dialogue on Christian-Muslim relations March 17.
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