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After two years leading church, Pope Francis has 90 percent favorable rating

By Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two years after he was elected pope, Pope Francis’ popularity rating among U.S. Catholics is at 90 percent, surpassing Pope Benedict XVI’s best-ever popularity, and rivaling that of St. 406 more words

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U. California students remove offensive American flag from 'inclusive' space

The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted Tuesday to remove all flags, including American flags, from an inclusive space on campus because of their offensive nature. 85 more words

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US hits debt limit on March 16, needs to be raised ASAP

Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. will hit its debt limit on Mar. 16, but would begin taking “extraordinary measures” to finance the government on a temporary basis, according to the U.S. 48 more words

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Relics can be key to understanding life in Jesus' time, Jesuit says

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Is the Shroud of Turin real, as many Catholics believe? Or is it a product of the 14th century, as suggested by tests conducted of strips taken from the shroud? 828 more words

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Disney Pledges $1 Million to United Negro College Fund

The Walt Disney Company recently announced a $1 million commitment to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

The UNCF, one of the leading minority scholarship organizations, will use the money to provide scholarships to outstanding African American students in underserved communities across the country, while expanding educational and career resources for them.   217 more words

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Cardinal Egan, retired archbishop of New York, dies at age 82

By Catholic News Service

NEW YORK (CNS) — Cardinal Edward M. Egan, who retired as archbishop of New York in 2009, died March 5. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. 769 more words

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Howard University To Pay Students Who Graduate On Time

Seniors gearing up for graduation at Howard University can breathe a little easier now; the Mecca is implementing a new practice that will surely lower some of those Sallie Mae student loans. 221 more words

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