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Young pilgrims say they hope to find joy as missionaries of mercy

Sean Goug, 26, of England, prays at Sacred  Heart Church in Krakow, Poland, July 28. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

KRAKOW, Poland — Tara Gouldring never thought of herself as a missionary to others. But the 18-year-old from Birmingham, England, decided it’s not such a strange idea after hearing Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut, during a morning catechetical session July 28 during World Youth Day. “It’s inspiring to see God’s mercy in so…

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down regulations on Texas abortion clinics

Pro-life supporters pray at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court June 27 during protests in Washington. In a 5-3 vote that day, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. (CNS photo/Michael Reynolds, EPA)

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, challenged…