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Francisan foundress dies during her jubilee Mass
Sr. Rosemae Pender
Sr. Rosemae Pender
MERIDEN, Conn. — Mother Rosemae Pender, 94, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, died unexpectedly during a June 26 Mass of thanksgiving for consecrated life celebrated at the order's Connecticut motherhouse to honor her 75 years of consecrated life.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Francisan foundress dies during her jubilee Mass
MERIDEN, Conn. — Mother Rosemae Pender, 94, foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, died unexpectedly during a June 26 Mass of thanksgiving for consecrated life celebrated at the order's Connecticut motherhouse to honor her 75 years of consecrated life.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Birthright seeking new head
HILLSBORO — An organization that offers pregnant women in Washington County an alternative to abortion is seeking a new director.

Monday, August 29, 2016
New leadership for Benedictine Sisters
MOUNT ANGEL — For the past year, Benedictine Sister Sandra Meek came from her community in South Dakota to serve as administrator of Queen of Angels Monastery here. In July, she returned to South Dakota. 

Friday, August 26, 2016
Nation and World
Missisippi nun murders: Suspect confesses
 WASHINGTON — A central Mississippi sheriff has taken the confession of a man who says he murdered two women religious who had spent years caring for poor people as nurse practitioners.

Friday, August 26, 2016
'Icon of mercy'
ROME (CNS) -- Blessed Teresa of Kolkata was a woman who truly felt wed to Jesus, and the freedom she experienced in loving him led her to radical poverty, a courageous outreach and an immense love for the poor, said the superior general of the order Mother Teresa founded.

Friday, August 26, 2016
Prayers for Italy
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Hearing the mayor of Amatrice in central Italy say his town no longer exists and knowing there were children who died Aug. 24 in the earthquakes that struck the region, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience into a prayer service.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Pope Francis/Vatican
WATCH: Pope leads prayer for earthquake victims

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- After a strong earthquake struck central Italy and with the early news reporting many deaths and serious damage, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience Aug. 24 into a prayer service.



Thursday, August 25, 2016
US bishop chosen for Vatican laity, family and life office
DALLAS — The importance of the vocation of marriage and the family is at the core for the future of not only the Catholic Church, but of society, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas said at a news conference Aug. 17.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
An Assumption prayer for women

VATICAN CITY — Celebrating the feast of the Assumption just three days after visiting a group of young women rescued from the sex trade, Pope Francis prayed for all exploited women and girls.



Monday, August 15, 2016

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