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Teen able to run again after terrible accident, family thanks doctor with gift to hospital

By • The Catholic Review • 1/21/2008

BALTIMORE, Md. (The Catholic Review) - Jesse Lawrence was a high school freshman when his sled went over a retaining wall that was several feet high. The impact crushed his foot, breaking numerous bones, said his mother, Sharon, and some bones were “dusted,” meaning they just weren’t there any ...

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Washington parish reaches to immigrants, welcomes them both to city and to parish

By • The Catholic Northwest Progress • 1/21/2008

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (The Catholic Northwest Progress) - Enio and Blanky Cruz, who are natives of El Salvador, joined Assumption Parish in July after moving to Bellingham from Southern California. They quickly became active church members, just as they were in Los Angeles and their native land. “We ...

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Seattle family in medical and financial crisis gets helping hand from Catholic outreach

By • The Catholic Northwest Progress • 1/17/2008

SEATTLE, Wash. (Catholic Northwest Progress) - Sara Macri and her fiancé Conrado Mendoza sit together in the Burien apartment they moved into last month, watching their young daughters sleep. It’s a rare moment of peace in the family’s continuing struggle to survive. In the morning they’ll face ...

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Homeless dead memorialized in prayer

By • The Florida Catholic • 1/17/2008

CLEARWATER, Fla. (The Florida Catholic) - No one present knew much about the homeless people who were being remembered in a memorial service here on the first day of winter in late December. “I didn’t know any of them,” Angela Colgrove said of the people who died in Pinellas County in 2007 ...

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Pharmacists’ conscience clause, suicide among top issues for Wash. legislature

The Catholic Northwest Progress • 1/17/2008

OLYMPIA, Wash. (The Catholic Northwest Progress) - Childcare reimbursements, a conscience clause for pharmacists, housing for people just out of prison and WASL test funding for private schools are among the issues the state’s Catholic bishops will be concerned with when the state Legislature ...

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Pro-life crisis pregnancy centers would get state funds if program gets go-ahead in Md.

By • The Catholic Review • 1/16/2008

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (The Catholic Review) - The Maryland Catholic Conference is asking state lawmakers and Gov. Martin J. O’Malley to support the Pregnant Women Support Act, legislation that would partner the State of Maryland with non-profit organizations to help women in crisis pregnancies. Based on ...

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Lament of Los Angeles’ working-class poor in housing crisis: ‘Very sad the way I live now’

By • The Tidings • 1/16/2008

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (The Tidings) - At half-past six on a late fall Thursday evening, mission-style St. Odilia Church at 53rd and Hooper was bursting with Latino families plus a scattering of black men and women. They weren’t here for some special weeknight liturgy or even a holiday concert, but to ...

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Letter to a woman carrying a child with a fatal condition

By • The Catholic Register • 1/15/2008

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (The Catholic Register) - I just heard the news that your first child, seven months in your womb, has been diagnosed with a fatal birth defect. How sad to hear that your child will only survive, at most, a few moments after birth. So far only close family and friends know about ...

‘No cell phones?’ is only one of many questions teen ask on retreats

By • The Catholic Review • 1/15/2008

BALTIMORE, Md. (The Catholic Review) - Teens don’t talk – they message. Their increasing dependence on electronic communication challenges retreat directors. “This is my opinion, and it’s merely my opinion,” said Father Martin S. Nocchi, director of the O’Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks, which ...

MENTORING WORKSHOP - James Healy, director of the Center for Family Ministry of the Joliet Diocese, speaks to married couples about mentoring engaged couples at a workshop sponsored by St. Margaret Mary Parish in Naperville.

Focus on Sacrament of Marriage is best guarantee against divorce

By • Catholic Explorer • 1/15/2008

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Catholic Explorer) - First comes love, then comes marriage, then — according to the National Center for Health Statistics — comes divorce for over 40 percent of couples married less than 15 years. In an effort to lower those numbers, some Catholic churches in the area have stepped ...

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