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New York Catholic all-girls high school founded by U.S. saint to close

RYE, N.Y. (CNS) -- In the end, the declining numbers trumped the best efforts of enthusiastic alumnae and parents, committed staff and a religious congregation to save a New York school founded by an immigrant saint, but the 115-year legacy of Mother Cabrini High School will live on.

Panel looks at how economics, Catholic social thought view human person

CHICAGO (CNS) -- Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George opened the Lumen Christi Institute's sixth annual conference on economics and Catholic social thought by acknowledging the difficulty of the endeavor: that while economists can sit in the same room, share a dais even, it's unclear whether they are truly communicating.

Le Moyne’s new president is first laywoman to head Jesuit college

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CNS) -- Linda LeMura, newly named president of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, is the first laywoman to be appointed president of a Jesuit college or university.

Catholic parish, social services agency’s help ongoing after mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. (CNS) -- Catholic Community Services of Western Washington and Immaculate Conception Parish in Arlington are seeking donations and working hard to help those affected by the Oso mudslide, about 55 miles north of Seattle.

Bishop urges U.S. to take ‘clear stance against torture’

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace said he welcomed the possible release of a Senate intelligence committee report that says the CIA used torture techniques in interrogating some terror suspects after 9/11.

Parents object to North Carolina school’s assembly on human sexuality

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- Hundreds of parents packed the gym of Charlotte Catholic High School late April 2 to criticize a recent student assembly on human sexuality and the school leaders who arranged it.

Investigators look for source of tax identity fraud in Seattle area

SEATTLE (CNS) -- An investigation is still underway to find out how personal information was obtained from current and former employees and volunteers in the Seattle Archdiocese and used to file fraudulent tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service.

Head of U.S. military archdiocese offers prayers for Fort Hood victims

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Once again, the people at Fort Hood "are at the center of national attention and the focus of our prayers," Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said in response to the April 2 shooting at the Texas military base.

Social service advocates seek to reframe how Americans view poverty

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Concerned with widely held negative perceptions about people who live in poverty, advocates attending the National Poverty Summit pledged to reframe how Americans see their poor neighbors and to work to build stronger relationships across economic classes.

Bearing witness to life involves sharing good news, archbishop says

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Bearing witness to life involves living and sharing the good news of Jesus, and reflecting Christ's love to those around us, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori said in an April 1 talk at The Catholic University of America in Washington.