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New Cancer Institute with specialty centers and ‘communal feeling’ dedicated in Md.

By • The Catholic Review • 4/16/2008

TOWSON, MD (The Catholic Review) - Bill Fusting’s colon cancer treatments at St. Joseph Medical Center have seemed a lot different since his first visits to the Towson hospital last August. “When you walked into the old center, you saw these green painted hospital walls,” remembered Mr. Fusting, a ...

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Pa. college presidents look forward
to meeting with Pope Benedict XVI

By • The Catholic Register • 4/16/2008

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (The Catholic Register) - When Pope Benedict XVI visits the United States this week, he will hold a special meeting with the presidents of U.S. Catholic colleges and universities, and Catholic school superintendents from every Diocese in the country. Among the select group who ...

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Human-animal hybrids? Church teachings
on cutting-edge genetic experimentation

By • The Tidings • 4/14/2008

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (The Tidings) - Dr. Adams enters the room of her patient with good news. A heart has become available for a transplant for Robert, whose life-expectancy is limited to only months without such surgery. Dr. Adams explains that the heart that is available is not from a human donor ...

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Cape Cod abortion doctor may face criminal charges

By • The Anchor • 4/14/2008

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (The Anchor) - A former gynecologist now faces possible criminal indictment for the death of a 22-year-old woman during a legal abortion last fall in his Hyannis office. Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe will seek an indictment against Rapin Osathanondh from a ...

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Iraqi war refugees need more help

By • Arlington Catholic Herald • 4/14/2008

ARLINGTON, Va. (Arlington Catholic Herald) - With a turquoise scarf wrapped around her head and dark sunglasses, a 27-year-old Iraqi refugee recounted her struggle of being forced to flee her country when threats were made on her life. Employed as a translator on the U.S. military base in her ...

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One year after 33 die in Va. Tech shooting,
Catholic students’ CD facilitates healing

By • Arlington Catholic Herald • 4/11/2008

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Arlington Catholic Herald) - By noon on April 16, 2007, Bryan Schamus, a member of the Newman Community at Virginia Tech, knew that at least 22 people had been killed on campus. He quickly gathered with other student leaders of the university’s Catholic campus ministry to figure ...

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Eager Alaskans en route to see pope

By • Catholic Anchor • 4/11/2008

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Catholic Anchor) - Letha Schwiesow considered taking a paddlewheel trip down the Columbia River for a big celebration of her entrance into the Catholic faith this spring. Then something much bigger came along. “The Columbia River turned into the pope,” laughed the Anchorage ...

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Md. lawmakers disappoint Catholic lobby

By • The Catholic Review • 4/11/2008

BALTIMORE, Md. (The Catholic Review) - Leaders of the Maryland Catholic Conference made progress on a wide range of issues during this year’s Maryland General Assembly, but a reluctant legislature failed to give them a lot of what they hoped for. Lawmakers established a commission to study the ...

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Abandoned child a precious gift from China

By • The Catholic Northwest Progress • 4/9/2008

SEATTLE, Wash. (The Catholic Northwest Progress) - “Rao Ya Fen, female, born Nov. 2, 1999. Early morning of Nov. 5, 1999, she was found abandoned at the door of N. 50, He Ye Street . . .” So begins a Chinese orphanage’s stark description of tiny Rao Ya Fen’s entrance into the world. A victim of the ...

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Republican or Democrat? Vote Catholic first

By • Catholic Universe Bulletin • 4/9/2008

AKRON, Ohio (Catholic Universe Bulletin) - Would it be indoor plumbing for people or race horses? That was the question Joan Rosenhauer, director for education and outreach of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, discovered she faced back in the early 1990s. Rosenhauer, then working with a ...

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St. Angela Merici
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