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Following sixth journalist murder this year, Mexican bishops speak up

The Mexican Bishops’ Conference offered prayers for journalists as they face increased violence in their efforts to uncover truth. “The Mexican Bishop’s Conference expresses its support and solidarity with journalists throughout Mexico, facing violence attacks in the exercise of their profession," the bishops said in a May 21 statement. According to the international journalist advocacy










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Fr. Stanley Rother becomes first American-born martyr

Fr. Rother was born in Oklahoma City, OK, making him the first martyr born in the United States In 1986, he was sent to Santiago Atitlan from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He helped the people build a small hospital, a school and its first Catholic radio station. Fr. Rother was called “Padre Francisco” and










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St. Thomas More relics coming to U.S. for the FIRST TIME

Centuries-old relics and artifacts of St. Thomas More will be coming to the U.S. for the first time in an exhibit that curators hope will evangelize today’s faithful. The exhibit “celebrates a powerful and eloquent example of Christian discipleship,” said Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, which co-sponsored the exhibit. “In an










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