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HS tennis: Catholic stars win CIF individual titles
June 20, 2019  |  Around the ADLA

For a Catholic high school tennis player (male or female) to win the CIF-Southern Section individual singles title is a rarity. But for it to happen in both sports in the same year?

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In The News
Could Archbishop Gómez lead the US bishops out of the doldrums?
June 20, 2019  |  Archbishop Gomez, In The News

From 2004 until his retirement last year, Michael J Bransfield served as Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston. It’s the perfect posting for a prelate who wants all the perks of the office without the distractions of being a pastor. The diocese in poverty-stricken West Virginia allegedly brings in $15 million from oil fields it owns in Texas, which goes to serve just 100,000 Catholics. Bransfield allegedly spent $1,000 on alcohol a month and $100 on fresh flowers every day – paid for, of course, from the diocesan treasury. Several younger priests have also reported him for sexual harassment. (He denies the allegations.)

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