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  • One-time rival parishes in Nebraska town thrive via cooperation

    One-time rival parishes in Nebraska town thrive via cooperation

    • May 21, 2017

    In a small town in Nebraska, two Catholic parishes, one traditionally Czech and the other German, were traditionally rivals, but today they’re thriving in part because they’ve learned to cooperate. “People just had to get along,” a parishioner said. “There wasn’t a whole lot they could do about it. So we did.”

  • Pittsburgh bishop gets hate mail over St. Pat’s meat ruling

    Pittsburgh bishop gets hate mail over St. Pat’s meat ruling

    • May 21, 2017

    Bishop David A. Zubik said he got hate mail over a decision to allow Catholics to eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day, a Friday during Lent, which he took as symptomatic of an excess of anger, feat and hatred in the world. Zubik also said that when Pope Francis meets President Donald Trump, he expects Francis to have the “little people” of the world on his mind.

  • US deports Indonesian Christian who fled persecution

    US deports Indonesian Christian who fled persecution

    • May 21, 2017

    A Christian man who’s been living in New Jersey for 16 years fleeing religious persecution was deported on Thursday, officials said, illustrating one of the inadvertent consequences of President Donald Trump’s executive order cracking down on admission of refugees. The man has no criminal record, and enjoyed the strong support of his local church.