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Marquette University alum James Foley killed by Islamic militants

Pope phones family of slain U.S. journalist

August 21, 2014 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said the pope phoned relatives of the late James Foley on Aug. 21 to console them for their loss and assure them of his prayers….

St. Louis archbishop gives homily during Mass for peace and justice planned after police shooting of unarmed teen

At Mass, archbishop outlines steps to ‘dismantle systemic racism’

August 21, 2014 ST. LOUIS (CNS) — With the strife and violence continuing in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, more than 500 St. Louis Catholics gathered for a votive Mass for peace and justice Aug. 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Brown, 18, was black,…

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