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Faith, kindness of slain U.S. journalist recalled at Mass

Family and friends of slain New Hampshire journalist James Foley gather for a memorial Mass Oct. 19 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Rochester, N.H. Foley was captured by Syrian extremists in November 2012 and killed Aug. 19 of this year. (CNS photo/Donis Tracy, Pilot) Posted on October 24th, 2014

Close to 1,000 of slain journalist James Foley’s closest friends and family gathered at a church in New Hampshire this week for a memorial Mass to celebrate the man murdered by Islamic State extremists Aug. 19 in Syria.


Nun’s murderer says family’s forgiveness gave him ‘new life’

Posted on October 24th, 2014

The man who served a prison term for the 1995 murder of a Franciscan Clarist nun said he experienced a “rebirth” during a visit by Sister Selmy, the younger sister of slain Sister Rani Maria Vattalil, while he was in prison.


West Chester priest arrested on child pornography charges

Posted on October 24th, 2014

Father Mark J. Haynes, 55, an archdiocesan priest and parochial vicar at SS. Simon and Jude Parish in West Chester, was arrested Wednesday night. No allegations of sexual abuse of a minor had been lodged against him, nor were there prior indications he was involved with child pornography.


Former secretary says St. John Paul II shared his flock’s sorrows, joys

Visitors watch a film at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington Oct. 7. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) Posted on October 24th, 2014

On his first visit to a Washington shrine dedicated to the man he worked under for nearly 10 years, the former secretary to St. Pope John Paul II said he was “deeply impressed” by the tribute and could feel the late pontiff’s presence within the building.


Ottawa archbishop recalls words of St. John Paul II after shooting

A couple embraces at the foot of the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Oct. 23. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a Canadian soldier, was shot and killed the previous day while on duty at the nearby National War Memorial. (CNS photo/Cole Burston, EPA) Posted on October 24th, 2014

Recalling the words of St. John Paul II, Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast called upon Canadians not to be afraid in the wake of the Oct. 22 shooting that left a Canadian soldier dead and forced lawmakers to barricade themselves inside their parliament offices.


Catholic League field hockey standings

Posted on October 24th, 2014

See the won-lost-tie records for the league’s 10 teams, heading into the playoffs.


Catholic League playoff schedule

Posted on October 24th, 2014

See the slate of upcoming games for playoffs in field hockey and girls and boys soccer.


Good quarterback, good man, in the making

Zack Carroll (center), quarterback for Father Judge High School, takes a break with his teammates during a game this season. Posted on October 24th, 2014

Father Judge senior Zack Carroll is learning about inner strength, humility and teamwork — plus how to handle a concussion — thanks to his Crusader coaches and teammates.


King of Prussia school prays rosary, learns of missions

Students of Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School, King of Prussia, pray the rosary in the school gym. Posted on October 24th, 2014

October is the month of the rosary and also mission awareness, so students at Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School prayed the Living World Mission Rosary and heard from a missionary speaker Oct. 13.


Sisters serve God and his people on mountain oasis

Appalachia mountains as seen from Kayford Mount south of Charleston, W.Va., Aug. 19. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) Posted on October 24th, 2014

A religious sister from Drexel Hill is one of two sisters ministering to poor families and their children on a 465-acre nature preserve in West Virginia, a mountain sanctuary surrounded by the mining industry.


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