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With temperatures dropping below zero this week, area shelters are doing what they can to get everyone off the streets and into a warm bed. Catholics are on the front lines of this fight.

And here's a couple stories to get your 2018 started right:

The Vatican confirmed last week that Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into alleged financial corruption and other irregularities in the diocese of one of his top advisers, Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa. Cardinal Rodriguez has rejected allegations of wrongdoing, stating that the accusations are an attack by those opposed to the Pope’s curial reform efforts.

Sr. Jeannine Gramick writes on Global Sisters Report: LGBT people: 'Sisters are on our side!'

Nigeria -- Nearly 50 days since they were kidnaped in Edo state, three reverend sisters are still held by their abductors, causing a concern in the Catholic Church.

George Town, Malaysia -- Local diocese opens Roman Catholic Museum

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