MATTHEW A. RAREY

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A Veteran Meets the Faith

Mario Avignone is a 90-year-old World War II vet whose life was changed when he was stationed in Italy. There, he and several other soldiers met St. Pio of Pietrelcina.

Judge Rules Against Illinois Catholic Charities

Ruling: State has the right to stop contracting with the agencies on foster care and adoption placement. New civil-unions law sparked the lawsuit from Catholic Charities, which wanted to retain the right to accept state contracts while placing children with families according to Catholic tenets.