World & nation

When in Rome

Whenever a bishop goes to Rome for his “quinquennial visit ad limina apostolorum,” the top three items on his “must do” list are:
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Nuns feel Haiti’s pain

The shockwaves from the Jan. 12 Haitian earthquake didn’t topple buildings in Kansas, but they really hit home for two women religious at the Sisters of Charity motherhouse here.
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Herald of reason

It was dark and cold, and their special visitor was late, but the people on South Boeke Street in Kansas City, Kan., didn’t care.
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Chasing the mirage

After President Barack Obama lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research on March 8, pro-life advocates waited for the other shoe to drop.