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18 Mar 2016 Asia-Pacific News No comments

The Red Nuns of the Contemplative Monastic Order in Thailand

The Redemptoristine Nuns of Liguori, Founded in Italy by Sister Maria Celeste Crostarosa and Saint Alphonsus Liguori in 1731 as an Order of contemplative nuns h…

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23 Jan 2016 Articles Comments (1)

Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends

“I can’t believe you are thinking about being Catholic. Have you lost your mind? Why in the world would you leave biblical Christianity to follow a religion bas…

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25 Feb 2016 Articles Comments (1)

Divine Encounters

Christians use the term "pagan" to describe the culture around us as it becomes ever more militantly secular. But I wonder if pagan is the right term. Our post-…

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19 Mar 2016 Middle East - Africa News No comments

Catholic bishops of Malawi reaffirm stance on abortion amid proposals for the review of abortion laws in Malawi

During the episcopal Conference of Malawi on Sunday, Catholic bishops of Malawi issued a pastoral statement on the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Catholic social teachi…

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19 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (8)

If I don't have access to the sacraments, can I baptize myself or will I be damned?

Full Question There is no Catholic Church in my country as the government is very hostile to the Vatican. As a result, I'm not baptized nor can I receive a…

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07 Sep 2015 Exhortations Resources No comments

St. Francis de Sales’s Guide to Starting Our Day Right

In his everyday spirituality, St. Francis de Sales counsels us to begin at the beginning. Making God a part of that first conscious­ness of the new day starts t…

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22 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

Pope ends Cuban trip with address to families, heads to US

Pope Francis ends his visit to Cuba on Tuesday with a Mass at the country’s most revered shrine and a pep talk with families before flying north to Washington f…

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16 Sep 2015 Asia-Pacific News Comments (1)

What adoring the Eucharist looks like – on a massive scale in India

The upcoming National Eucharistic Congress of India, being held in Mumbai in November and expected to draw thousands, is meant to deepen the understanding, appr…

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02 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

To welcome a migrant is to welcome God himself, Pope says

In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis recognized the challenges involved with welcoming migrants, but stressed that despite th…

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A combined Plea of Intervention for Persecuted Christians

On Tuesday, December 15th, the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops had a joint meeting and have sent an appeal to Stéphane Dion, the nation’s new minister of foreign affairs, to advocate on behalf of persecuted Christians.

“From Egypt to Iran and from Iraq to Nigeria, Christian communities throughout the region experience persecution in various forms, ranging from state discrimination to intimidation by local populations to attacks by terror groups on churches,” the heads of the rabbinic caucus and episcopal conference said

Acknowledging the widely know fact that Christians suffer a lot of persecutions round the world, their added saying:

“Nevertheless, we humbly request that the Government of Canada make a priority of advocating for at-risk Christian communities throughout the Middle East and Africa, and likewise explore new and effective ways of providing diplomatic and humanitarian assistance to alleviate their suffering.”


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