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CRS official resigns weeks after report he was in same-sex marriage

A veteran Catholic Relief Services financial official has resigned in the wake of report that he was in a same-sex marriage.

Rick Estridge, vice president for overseas finance, stepped down after 16 years with the U.S. bishops' overseas aid and development agency, saying "it was the right decision for me."

CRS announced Estridge's resignation in a statement emailed to Catholic News Service on Wednesday. The agency described Estridge as a "valued employee."

WWII soldier's sister receives decorations decades after his death

The house at the end of Herman Street where the Krempecki family once lived is long gone, a victim of flooding from the body of water that gave the borough its name.

But in 1941, 11-year-old Stella Krempecki's heart was filled with joy when she saw a familiar face near her home, which was then filled with several siblings and her recently widowed father.

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