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MONTREAT, N.C. (CNS) -- The Rev. Billy Graham, a fiery
Baptist preacher who was easily the most famous evangelist of the 20th century
and for decades one of the world figures most admired by Americans, died early
Feb. 21 at his home in Montreat, according to the
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He was 99.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When people are unable to love or
accept a child with problems or illness, many times it's because they are too
weak themselves to be able to bear someone else's vulnerabilities, Pope
Francis told a group of children and young people who are wards of the state.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- After the
Senate failed Feb. 15 to garner the 60 votes needed to move a bill forward to
protect the "Dreamers," officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced
a "National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers" Feb. 26.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- By day's end Feb. 15, members of the U.S. Senate had rejected four immigration proposals,
leaving it unclear how lawmakers will address overall immigration reform and keep the
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in place.
MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- An order of
nuns has withdrawn from an especially violent city after the parents and sister
of one of the women religious were kidnapped and killed.
(CNS) -- Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski urged community members to come
together "to support one another in this time of grief" after a
shooting rampage Feb. 14 at a Broward County high school left at least 17
people dead and at least 14 injured.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits
in Peru that he often meets on Fridays with survivors of sex abuse.
(CNS) -- Love has its ways. And so does Facebook.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The president
of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops encouraged Catholics across the
nation to join with Pope Francis Feb. 23 for a special day of prayer and
fasting for peace, with special prayers for Congo and South Sudan.
ROME (CNS) -- Lent is a time for Christians to get their
hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) -- Few schools can claim an Olympic
athlete among their alumni base.
N.J. (CNS) -- Superstorm Sandy-weary diocesan and parish officials lauded a Federal
Emergency Management Agency policy change announced earlier this year that
reverses a prior exclusion for religious organizations and houses of worship
from applying for federal aid to recover from natural disasters.
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