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Syrian government advances despite rebel cease-fire offer

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's government ignored a rebel cease-fire proposal for Aleppo on Wednesday as its forces captured new neighborhoods around the city center and squeezed some 200,000 tired and frightened civilians into a shattered and rapidly shrinking opposition enclave....

Crowd honors 'gift of freedom' from Pearl Harbor servicemen

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- Thousands of people observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked across the sky during a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2,300 service people dead....

Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A survivor of last year's massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement room went dark....

Renzi quits; search on for new leader to guide Italy to vote

ROME (AP) -- Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned Wednesday evening, his self-inflicted penalty for staking his job on constitutional changes voters resoundingly rejected earlier in the week. He will stay in a caretaker's role at the request of Italy's president until a new government can be formed....

Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case - even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and complicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice....

Trump on the attack against 'SNL' again

NEW YORK (AP) -- The chief critic-elect of "Saturday Night Live," Donald Trump, is bashing the show and impersonator Alec Baldwin again - this time prodded into action Wednesday by NBC's own Matt Lauer....

Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week....

Pilgrims on horseback pay homage to Mary at Illinois Guadalupe shrine

IMAGE: CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New WorldBy Joyce DurigaDESPLAINES, Ill. (CNS) -- With thick, wet snow falling down and live mariachimusic to greet them, around 400 riders on horseback rode up to the Shrine ofOur Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines Dec. 4 to pay homage to Mary.Somewore ponchos bearing the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Other riders carriedtheir cellphones and were recording the ride. Once in front of the outdoorshrine, each rider handed over a red rose for Mary and was blessed with holywater by shrine rector Father Esequiel Sanchez. The priest himself entered theshrine on horseback and was wearing a traditional Mexican sombrero.It'sthe fifth year for the pilgrimage, which is organized by Club Los VaquerosUnidos (United Cowboys Club) in Wadsworth. The horseback pilgrimage is theunofficial kickoff of celebrations at the shrine that culminate with 24 hoursof Masses and visits to the outdoor shrine Dec. 12 for the feast of Our Lady ofGuadalupe.Thepilgrimage usua...

Ohio lawmakers revive 'heartbeat abortion' ban

Columbus, Ohio, Dec 7, 2016 / 04:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Citing the prospect of a more favorable Supreme Court, Ohio legislators have passed a ban on abortions once an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected.The bill was previously defeated twice in the Republican-controlled legislature. However, State Senate President Keith Faber said the bill was revived given the prospect that President-elect Donald Trump will appoint justices more likely to uphold restrictions on abortion.“I think it has a better chance than it did before,” he said of the bill’s Supreme Court prospects, the Associated Press reports.The ban on abortions after the baby’s heart begins to beat would apply as early as six weeks into pregnancy. The bill allows exceptions if the mother’s life is deemed to be in danger.Janet Porter, president of bill supporter Faith2Action, praised the passage of the bill.“We live in a State whose motto is with God all things are possible. That...

Pope Francis: Through beauty, artists make the world better

Vatican City, Dec 7, 2016 / 02:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Beauty, under the care of artists, has the ability to transform even the everyday lives of men and women, Pope Francis said in a message for the annual meeting of the Pontifical Academies on Tuesday.Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin delivered the Pope's message during the 21st public session Dec. 6, before presenting the winning artists of this year's Pontifical Academies Award, who are chosen by the Pope.“Architects and painters, sculptors and musicians, filmmakers and writers, photographers and poets, artists of every discipline, are called to shine beauty especially where darkness or gray dominates everyday life,” the Pope wrote.They “are the custodians of beauty, heralds and witnesses of hope for humanity.”“I invite you, therefore,” he emphasized, “to cherish beauty, and beauty will heal the many wounds that mark the hearts and souls of the men and women of o...

Thought of the Day

Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, they that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles' wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.

Isaiah 40:30-31

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