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IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Catholic Extension By Jessica Able LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) — Daisy Baez walks along the rows of barns on the backside of Churchill Downs before day breaks on a Wednesday two weeks before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, the world’s most famous horse race. On the

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jessica Able, The Record By Jessica Able LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) — Daisy Baez walks along the rows of barns on the backside of Churchill Downs before day breaks on a Wednesday two weeks before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, the world’s most famous horse race. On

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Junno Arocho Esteves ROME (CNS) — Three Chilean abuse survivors who met with Pope Francis said his apology to them must be accompanied by concrete actions, not only against those who commit sexual abuse, but against those who cover it up. “I have never seen

IMAGE: CNS photo/Vatican Media By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite holding the world record in the high jump, Javier Sotomayor kept his feet on the ground and didn’t try to clear the waist-high wooden barricade between him and Pope Francis. The now-retired 50-year old Cuban track-and-fielder was part

IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Upward Bound By Katie Scott PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — On the North Santiam River east of Salem, Oregon, campers reel in wriggly fish, rally courage for talent-show skits and belt out tunes in evening singalongs. It’s the classic hodgepodge of activities that countless children enjoy each summer.

IMAGE: CNS photo/Giampiero Sposito, Reuters By Katie Scott VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named two longtime Vatican officials as apostolic nuncios and elevated both to the rank of archbishop. The Vatican announced Feb. 26 that the pope named Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, general secretary of the Secretariat for the Economy,

IMAGE: CNS photo/Claudio Peri, EPA By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After private meetings with Pope Francis, three survivors of clergy sexual abuse from Chile said they felt they had been heard and were hopeful for changes in the way the Catholic Church handles accusations of abuse. “I

Royalmont Academy students pray outside the Women's Med Center on Lebanon Road in Sharonville, Ohio. The Women's Med Center must shut down by Feb. 4 unless it appeals and Ohio Department of Health ruling and is granted a stay. (Courtesy Photo/Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati)
Seven years of prayers answered By Walt Schaefer Prayer and perseverance have saved lives of the unborn in Sharonville, where, just days before Christmas, an abortion clinic closed as it had opened: without fanfare. One of two southwest Ohio abortion businesses owned by Martin Haskell, known for popularizing the technique

IMAGE: CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters By Peter Ajayi Dada LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) — Nigeria’s bishops condemned repeated killings of innocent Nigerians by suspected ethnic militias in northeastern Nigeria and said President Muhammadu Buhari should resign if he could not keep the country safe. Asking, “when will this barbarism end?” the

IMAGE: CNS photo/John Franko By Peter Ajayi Dada LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) — Nigeria’s bishops condemned repeated killings of innocent Nigerians by suspected ethnic militias in northeastern Nigeria and said President Muhammadu Buhari should resign if he could not keep the country safe. Asking, “when will this barbarism end?” the bishops