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Descendant of civil rights heroes involved in anti-trafficking movement


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A magazine cover story about human trafficking some years ago prompted Kenneth Morris Jr. to join the global struggle to stop it. Morris is the great-great-great-grandson of abolitionist, orator and statesman Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of educator and civil rights activist Booker T. Washington.

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Vatican to Offer Haircuts for Homeless


Vatican City (ZENIT) -- Last November, the Holy See announced that they would be opening three showers under the colonnades of St. Peter's Basilica for the homeless. Now they will also open a barber shop and offer haircuts and shaves free of charge for homeless people.

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CRS examines sex ed publication alleged to violate church teaching


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic Relief Services is investigating an allegation that a publication it used in connection with a program in Rwanda violates church teaching on human sexuality. A statement from the U.S. bishops' overseas relief and develop agency said that former and current staff are being questioned about the publication to determine how or if it was used in the small African nation in 2009 and 2010.

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