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Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award

By Lise Alves Catholic News Service SAO PAULO — Brazilian rancher Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura again has been found guilty of masterminding the 2005 assassination of U.S.-born Sister Dorothy Stang. A judge sentenced Moura to 30 years in prison after he was declared guilty just before midnight Sept. 19, the court

By Lise Alves Catholic News Service  SAO PAULO (CNS) — The man who confessed to killing a U.S.-born nun in 2005 in Brazil’s Amazon has been released from prison. Rayfran das Neves Sales, who served a little less than eight years of a 27-year sentence for shooting Sister Dorothy Stang,

Mike Gable of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati mission office, center, and the staff and volunteers of the Su Casa Hispanic Center pose for a photo after the Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award presentation. (CT PHOTO/John Stegeman)
By John Stegeman & Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  Named for a modern-day martyr, the Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award is given to those in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who exemplify love of the poor, and love of the Earth as Sister Dorothy did.