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TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 17, 2022 22:05 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school boys and girls rankings for the week of Jan. 17. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson, 21-1; 2. Duncanville, 19-1; 3. Spring Westfield, 18-1; 4. Austin Westlake, 23-1; 5. Fort...

Polish diocese apologizes for asking if abuse victim is gay

Jan. 13, 2022 13:05 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Poland apologized on Thursday for having asked a court to determine whether a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest is gay, and whether the sexual contact may have consequently been pleasurable for him. Following wide...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 10, 2022 23:04 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 10. GIRLS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. DeSoto, 18-1; 2. Humble Summer Creek, 25-2; 3. SA Northside Clark, 22-2; 4. Duncanville, 23-4; 5. Coppell, 27-0; 6....

Pope baptizes 16 babies in Sistine Chapel after year's break

Jan. 09, 2022 08:15 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis baptized 16 babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel on Sunday, resuming a decades-old Vatican tradition which had been interrupted last year by the pandemic. Francis told the parents of the nine girls and seven boys whom he formally ushered...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 03, 2022 19:13 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 3. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson, 17-1; 2. Duncanville, 15-1; 3. Spring Westfield, 14-1; 4. McKinney, 20-2; 5. Dickinson, 21-2; 6. Fort Bend...

Pope at 85: Gloves come off as Francis' reform hits stride

Dec. 17, 2021 10:34 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday, a milestone made even more remarkable given the coronavirus pandemic, his summertime intestinal surgery and the weight of history: His predecessor retired at this age and the last pope to have lived any longer was Leo XIII over a...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Dec. 13, 2021 19:39 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Dec. 13. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 10-0; 2. Richardson, 11-1; 3. McKinney, 15-1; 4. Friendswood Clear Brook, 15-2; 5. Humble Atascocita,...

Evidence of Dorothy Day’s radical sainthood heads to Rome

Dec. 10, 2021 12:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (RNS) — With St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s recently renovated, multimillion-dollar ceiling sparkling overhead, Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrated Mass on the Catholic feast day of the Immaculate Conception, with over 2,000 worshippers looking on. On the steps of the cathedral’s chancel,...

TABC high school boys and girls basketball rankings

Dec. 07, 2021 21:04 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Dec. 6: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Duncanville, 9-0; 2. Richardson, 9-0; 3. McKinney, 9-1; 4. Killeen Harker Heights, 10-0; 5. Friendswood Clear Brook,...

Pope: New meeting with Russian Orthodox patriarch possible

Dec. 06, 2021 10:19 AM EST

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday there were plans for a possible second meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, after their historic 2016 encounter in Cuba became a landmark in mending relations severed by the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity. ...