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Parents transmit church teaching on marriage by example, pope says

Children need to see their parents kiss each other, complement each other and resolve arguments peacefully, Pope Francis said. "Dear parents, your children n…

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What Constitutes a Miracle?

After reading some exchanges on Facebook that were inspired by my recent blog posts concerning miracles, it became clear I need to explain exactly what a miracl…

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29 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Is Pope Francis changing Church teachings before our eyes?

Of all the many questions Pope Francis has raised in his brief papacy, perhaps none is as insistent, or as crucial to his legacy, as the debate over whether he …

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Muslims must rescue themselves from extremists - Bishop Kukah says

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto, Nigeria, said Islam “has to rescue itself from extremists." The bishop made the comments in an interview with Catholic…

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03 Sep 2015 Europe News No comments

CDF rules that transgendered person is not permitted to be baptismal sponsor, says Spanish bishop

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ruled that a woman who identifies herself as transgendered is not permitted to serve as a baptismal sponsor, …

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23 Oct 2016 Uncategorized No comments

Interfaith campaigner Sir Sigmund Sternberg dies aged 95

The Jewish recipient of a Papal knighthood will be remembered for his work in promoting interfaith dialogue Sir Sigmund Sternberg, a celebrated interfaith camp…

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13 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (13)

Do miscarried fetuses have souls? What happens to them?

Full Question Do miscarried fetuses have souls? If so, what happens to them? Answer All living things have souls, and all human beings have spiri…

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20 Nov 2015 News USA No comments

National Collections to be used to complete shrine mosaic in Washington

Cardinal Donald W Wuerl of Washington who serves as the chairman of the shrine’s board of trustees has requested for financial aid in decorating the central dom…

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04 Feb 2016 Americas Europe News USA Vatican No comments

Catholics and Anglicans set to work together to start off the Lenten season

Ash Wednesday which falls on February 10, will have both the religious and lay people of two churches in the North East of England, St Mary’s Catholic Church an…

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10 Fun Facts about the Catholic Church

10 – We have tons of friends. Not only are there more than 1.18 billion Catholics, but we also have the Angels and Saints.
9 – The Church’s system of law, called Canon Law, is the basis of much of the law in the world’s Western culture.

8 – Catholics not only read The Bible, but put The Bible together.

7 – Pope John Paul II snuck out of the Vatican more than 100 times to go skiing in the Italian Alps without anyone noticing.

6 – If your last name is “Zolp" then you get a full scholarship to Loyola Chicago, that is, if you can verify that is really your name with your birth certificate and baptismal certificate. Only 4 people have received the scholarship so far.

5 – The Vatican is the smallest country in the world and has a total land area of 0.44 square kilometers.

4 – The Vatican’s largest export is postage stamps.

3 – Excommunication does not mean someone is “kicked out of the Church" or “sent to hell".

2 – The Catholic Church is not anti-science. In fact, many of the major scientific discoveries have been made by Catholics (some who were priests). The Vatican even has an observatory.

1 – The Catholic Church is the mother of the modern university.



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