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Catholic school founder among mudslides' fatalities in California

MONTECITO, Calif. (CNS) -- The founder of a Catholic school in Ventura is among the fatalities caused by mudslides in Southern California, which have left at least 17 people dead and many others missing or injured in Montecito.

Nigerian bishop condemns "cries of shrill Islamization"

Lagos, Nigeria, Jan 11, 2018 CNA.- Bishop Matthew Kukah has decried “cries of shrill Islamization across the land,” enabled by government corruption, according to a Jan. 8 report from the Catholic News Service of Nigeria.

Six kidnapped nuns liberated in Nigeria

Uromi, Nigeria, Jan 11, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- During a two day police operation, six women religious who were captured in Nigeria's Edo state two months ago were released unharmed on Saturday, generating much joy from the Christian community.

The Commuter

NEW YORK (CNS) -- If you think your trip back and forth to work is trying, consider the plight Liam Neeson finds himself in as "The Commuter" (Lionsgate).

Hundreds from Boston to attend March for Life in D.C.

BRAINTREE -- In one week, hundreds of youth and young adults from across the Archdiocese of Boston will take to the streets of Washington, D.C. to give voice to the voiceless during the 44th annual National March for Life, Jan. 19.

Ecumenical dinner to mark Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

BRAINTREE -- A large-scale public "Fellowship Dinner" will serve as the anchoring event in this year's celebrations to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity around the Greater Boston area, which will see Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical and Protestant Christians coming together in unity.

From Cardinal Seán's blog

As we mark the beginning of 2018, I want to take this opportunity to mark the passing of three extraordinary individuals in recent days.

March for Life events planned across the U.S.

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Forty-five years after the Supreme Court ruling that mandated legal abortion nationwide, hundreds of thousands are expected to attend rallies supporting the dignity of life, from conception to natural death.

Holy Hours for Life to be held in parishes around Roe anniversary

BRAINTREE -- Thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C. during this year's March for Life, Jan. 19, praying in support of the rights of unborn babies. For those who are unable to attend the march, special holy hours will be held throughout the Archdiocese of Boston, Jan. 22, offering parishioners a chance to pray in solidarity with pro-life pilgrims and witness to the Gospel of Life.

Participating in the March for Life? There's an indulgence for that.

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Catholics participating in the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19 will be able to receive a plenary indulgence for doing so, the local Church has announced.