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    San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug 18, 2017 CNA.- Sports fans in the U.S. and beyond may be disappointed to learn that reports of baseball Hall-of-Famer Roberto Clemente being recently beatified by Pope Francis are nothing more than fake news. Vatican officials ...

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  • No, Pope Francis did not beatify Roberto Clemente

    San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug 18, 2017 CNA.- Sports fans in the U.S. and beyond may be disappointed to learn that reports of baseball Hall-of-Famer Roberto Clemente being recently beatified by Pope Francis are nothing more than fake news. Vatican officials ...

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  • Catholic leaders urge prayers, unity after attacks in Spain

    OXFORD, England (CNS) -- Spanish church leaders urged prayers and national unity after two terrorist attacks left at least 19 people dead. Pope Francis, U.S. bishops and others weighed in with prayers and rejection of the Aug. 17 attacks in Barcelona ...

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  • FOCUS expands to 15 new campuses this year

    Denver, Colo., Aug 18, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has announced that it will expand to 15 new campuses for the 2017-2018 school year. This brings the total number of campuses with a FOCUS presence up ...

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No, Pope Francis did not beatify Roberto Clemente


San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug 18, 2017 CNA.- Sports fans in the U.S. and beyond may be disappointed to learn that reports of baseball Hall-of-Famer Roberto Clemente being recently beatified by Pope Francis are nothing more than fake news.

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Eclipse a way to appreciate creation, Vatican astronomer tells audience


HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (CNS) -- A total solar eclipse is a rare event, something to appreciate and enjoy in the mind of Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory. So as the first eclipse crossed the country from coast to coast in 99 years Aug. 21, Brother Consolmagno wasn't going to do anything but take it in and think about the beauty and mystery of God's creation.

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Obituary: Sister Mary Ellen Sweny, SND, former teacher and Pilot staffer


For almost a quarter century Sister Mary Ellen Sweny, SND trekked from Matignon Convent in North Cambridge to the Pilot office on 49 Franklin Street. Most of the staff probably did not realize that at the time Sister had already passed her 60th birthday. She was for the next two and half decades, prompt, on time, incredibly attentive to detail and resolute with deadlines. In the offices she was primarily responsible for the Boston Catholic Directory. Her attention to detail and accuracy made the annual archdiocesan publication a quality product. She was a gregarious and much liked member of the staffs.

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Vatican pharmacy does booming business


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Serving an average of more than 2,000 clients a day, the Vatican pharmacy may be one of the world's busiest in-person dispensaries of pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medicines, soaps, ointments and elixirs.

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Charlottesville's Catholic students ready to heal wounds, chaplain says


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- After the weekend of mayhem in Charlottesville, Virginia, the town's college Catholic community was wondering -- like many others around the nation -- what to do. The protest and counterprotests making national news were unfolding right in their hometown and the rally's torch-lit march and angry chants the night of Aug. 11 were even closer to home -- on the grounds of their campus, the University of Virginia.

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