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Demonstrators protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 25, 2022, the day after the high court ruled in the Dobbs v Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision. (OSV News photo/Elizabeth Frantz, Reuters)

New book examines fall of Roe and role Catholics played in effort

In the nearly 50 years separating Roe v. Wade from the Supreme Court's June 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision that reversed the court's previous abortion precedent, abortion opponents argued against the Roe ruling many of them saw ...
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Pope makes mini-pilgrimage to pray for end of pandemic

With Italy on lockdown and Rome streets almost deserted, Pope Francis left the Vatican March 15 in a mini-pilgrimage to an icon and to a crucifix associated with miraculous interventions to save the city and its people.
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Pope entrusts world threatened by COVID-19 to Mary

Pope Francis entrusted to Jesus’ mother the suffering and anguish of millions of people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Italian doctors: Staff overwhelmed during pandemic

Doctors working in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy have launched an appeal in a major medical journal warning the outbreak in their province is out of control.
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Funeral for a victim of coronavirus in Italy

During pandemic, priests bridge distance between deceased, family

When Father Mario Carminati went to bless the remains of one of his parishioners, he called the deceased man’s daughter on WhatsApp so they could pray together.
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Fauci’s dedication to public service formed at Jesuit high school

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has emerged for many as the voice of reason and integrity as the nation confronts the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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The Pope looking at a statue

Pope Francis’ prayer to Mary during COVID-19

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
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