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Sunday, April 19, 2015
  • Playing organ for New York teams is sports heaven for church musician

    CARLE PLACE, N.Y. (CNS) -- Paul Cartier, an organist at Our Lady of Hope Church in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, finds himself in sports heaven at this time of the year.

    In addition to his parish duties, Cartier plays the organ for Major League Baseball’s New ...
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    New York Yankees organist Paul Cartier poses for a photo during a game.
  • Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

    CHICAGO (CNS) -- Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78.

    His successor in Chicago, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, called Cardinal ...
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    Cardinal Francis E. George greets people after Mass in 2003.
  • Vatican to host 'summit' on climate change, development

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- With the participation of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is hosting a summit, "Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity," at the Vatican April 28.

    The focus of the workshop, with more than 60 environmental experts invited, will be the moral ...
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    A man paddles his boat along a marsh in late March on the Pomeroon River in Guyana.
  • Pope, cardinals discuss bishops' accountability in abuse cases

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The question of accountability for bishops and religious superiors who fail to follow through on protecting minors from abuse was "put on the table" during the latest meeting between Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals, said the Vatican spokesman.

    Jesuit ...
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    Pope Francis poses with cardinal advisers during a meeting at the Vatican October 1.
  • Vatican, LCWR conclude process to reform group
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogue with its officers to ensure greater harmony with church teaching. Conference ...
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    Pope Francis meets with representatives of Leadership Conference of Women Religious at Vatican
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Gianna Beretta Molla: 
		<p>In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother and a saint! </p>
		<p>She was born in Magenta (near Milano) as the 10th of Alberto and Maria’s 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Gianna earned degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Pavia and opened a clinic in Mesero. Gianna also enjoyed skiing and mountain climbing.</p>
		<p>Shortly before her 1955 marriage to Pietro Molla, Gianna wrote to him: “Love is the most beautiful sentiment that the Lord has put into the soul of men and women.” She and Peter had three children, Pierlluigi, Maria Zita and Laura. </p>
		<p>Early in the pregnancy for her fourth child, doctors discovered that Gianna had both a child and a tumor in her uterus. She allowed the surgeons to remove the tumor but not to perform the complete hysterectomy that they recommended, which would have killed the child. Seven months later, Gianna Emanuela was born, The following week Gianna Beretta Molla died in Monza of complications from childbirth. She is buried in Mesero.</p>
		<p>Gianna Emanuela went on to become a physician herself. Gianna Beretta Molla was beatified in 1994 and canonized 10 years later.</p>
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