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Montgomery County young adults meet for fun, faith study

Metanoia Young Adults hosted about 30 guests to a brew pub in Bridgeport July 16 to hear a talk about the expectation of Jesus Christ by biblical scholar Kelly Anderson of St. Charles Seminary.

Congress ‘allows God to settle in our hearts,’ priest tells attendees

Despite news reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents would arrest several thousand immigrants in the country without documents July 13, attendance was not impacted at the charismatic congress sponsored by the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa.

‘Tremendous excitement’ in parish of British Open winner Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry returned home to the small parish in Ireland's Midlands region and received a hero's welcome July 23 after winning the British Open golf tournament two days earlier.

Pope: Church needs apostolate of prevention to protect minors from abuse

A monthlong course, ending July 27, was sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Formation for the Protection of Minors, which collaborates with the Center for Child Protection of Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University.

West Virginia attorney general demands transparency in Bransfield case

The Office of the West Virginia Attorney said sanctions announced July 19 by the Vatican against the former head of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston are a "first step" but demanded further disclosure of the investigation of now-retired Bishop Michael J. Bransfield.

Pro-lifers say Wen’s firing shows abortion is Planned Parenthood priority

Following the news Dr. Leana Wen was fired by Planned Parenthood as its president, several pro-life leaders remarked that the organization was upset the physician had emphasized the need to expand Planned Parenthood services beyond abortion.

Pro-life efforts intensify as Planned Parenthood expands in North Carolina

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is moving its Charlotte Health Center to a larger building in a historically black neighborhood of Charlotte, about a mile away from St. Patrick Cathedral.

Program gives educators tools to teach about Holocaust, anti-Semitism

A group of 35 teachers from Catholic middle and high schools around the country went back to school briefly this summer to learn how to better approach anti-Semitism and the Holocaust in the classroom.

Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Brennan named to head West Virginia diocese

Bishop Mark E. Brennan will fill the vacancy in the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese left by the resignation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield last September, who left amid allegations of sexual and financial misconduct.

Dominick Bucciarelli, former head of St. Vincent de Paul Society, dies at 81

The husband and father of seven children was an active member of St. Anselm Parish for many years and president of the social outreach society on the parish and archdiocesan levels.