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Cancer claims NCAA basketball player known for her ‘determined spirit’

CINCINNATI — Lauren Hill, a Mount St. Joseph University freshman who gained international attention when she pursued her dream of playing college basketball even...

Assyrian patriarch dies; was promoter of unity, served for 39 years

  By Catholic News Service CHICAGO —  Catholicos Dinkha IV, patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, died March 26 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,...

Maryland Catholic doctor who treated patients in Sierra Leone dies from...

OMAHA, Neb. — A Maryland Catholic doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while working at a Methodist hospital in the West African nation of...

Father Groeschel, author, retreat master and preacher, dies

TOTOWA, N.J. — Father Benedict J. Groeschel, who was a founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a leading pro-life figure and popular...

Irish cardinal: ‘Peace would not have been delivered’ without Paisley

Catholic News Service DUBLIN — Irish Cardinal Sean Brady had paid tribute to a controversial Protestant firebrand-turned-peacemaker who once heckled St. John Paul II as...

Pope prays for Mandela’s example to inspire future generations

Pope Francis joined church and government leaders from around the world in crediting Nelson Mandela for a steadfast commitment to promoting human rights and...

Sister Loretta Schultz, dies at 90, taught at St. Elizabeth High...

BALTIMORE — Sister Loretta Marie Schultz, a School Sister of Notre Dame who taught for 16 years at St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington,...

Cardinal Bevilacqua dies at age 88

PHILADELPHIA — Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, retired archbishop of Philadelphia, died Jan. 31 at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where he resided. According to the Philadelphia...

Bishops hope North Korea’s regime change will bring peace

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has opened a window of opportunity for renewed dialogue and...

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