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BRIEF: Retreat to focus on early church saints

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will be hosting a Day of Prayer titled “Relentless Prayer, Restless Heart: Saints Monica & Augustine”on Aug. 27 with the Rev. Lucas Tomson, pastor of Our Lady of the Valley in Okanogan.

The papal World Cup: Benedict XVI’s Germany will face Francis’ Argentina

Pope Francis’ native Argentina will face off against Benedict XVI’s native Germany in the final World Cup match at 3 p.m. EST Sunday (July 13).

BRIEF: Whitworth alumna featured in Christianity Today’s “33 Under 33” issue

At the age of 22, Jena Nardella, a '04 Whitworth graduate, co-founded Blood:Water Mission with the Christian band Jars of Clay, in 2005.

George Clooney slams story of in-law rift over religion

George Clooney, whose love life has been well-chronicled through the years on red carpets and in paparazzi shots, rarely addresses details about his personal relationships.

BRIEF: Monastery’s Raspberry Festival to take place Aug. 3

The 22nd Annual Raspberry Festival at the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho will take place Aug. 3 and will include numerous events, including an arts and crafts fair, live music, a kids' carnival, quilt show, Fun Run & Walk and chapel tours.

Catholic schools fight to keep doors open as future dims

Suzanne Alworth remembers the glory days of Catholic schools: classrooms taught by nuns packed with close to 40 children in blue-and-white plaid uniforms.

Pope Francis’ meeting with abuse victims wasn’t a PR stunt, Vatican says

Pope Francis on Monday (July 7) held his first meeting with victims of clergy sex abuse, begging for forgiveness and promising to hold “accountable” the bishops who were complicit in covering up for predatory priests.

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