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Catholic priest murdered in Mexico

s have been slain in Mexico since 2006 Mexico’s Catholic council of bishops says a priest has been killed in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit. The council identifies Felipe Altamirano Carrillo as an Indigenous priest and says he was killed early on Monday. His Nayar prelature serves a population made up largely of Huichol






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What does it take to renew marriage? This archdiocese plans to find out

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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced a new initiative on marriage and family life: a three-year course which will be offered to both the clergy and lay people throughout its parishes. “There is a serious need to shift our previous approach to marriage and family life which ignores the consequences of poor catechesis and the






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Visionaries’ canonization would ‘complete’ the Fatima centenary

Fatima’s bishop has said the centenary of the locale’s Marian apparition would not be complete without the announcement of the canonization of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the children who witnessed the apparition. “I would consider the centenary to be incomplete without the canonization. I have had this hope. We are in time






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Ex-priest gets 9 months in prison in guns-explosives case

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A former priest who had been accused of sexually assaulting a minor at one time, now faces jail time for helping a teenager buy ammunition and build a pipe bomb. This story adds a very unusual and unexpected twist to the ongoing saga of clerical scandal. A former Connecticut Roman Catholic priest has been sentenced






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Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern Egypt

Muslim villagers suspected that a Christian teenager who allegedly converted to Islam was being held captive by her family Police have used tear gas to disperse an angry mob of Muslims approaching Christian homes in southern Egypt. The Friday clashes injured four policemen and seven of the Muslim villagers. Police have made eight arrests. The






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How an American bishop became a Korean martyr

Bishop Patrick James Byrne was born in the United States, but he died on a forced march in the harsh Korean snows under the watch of communist soldiers. Now the Catholic bishops of South Korea are considering whether he should beatified among a group of Korean martyrs. “Bishop Byrne is one of the unsung heroes






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Why Catholics in Scotland want a statue for this martyred priest

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Four centuries after the martyrdom of St. John Ogilvie, Catholics in Scotland have launched a campaign to mark the place in Glasgow’s city center where he was executed for preaching the Catholic faith. The Order of the Knights of St. Columba, a U.K.-based Catholic fraternal organization, is backing the effort, the Scottish Catholic Observer reports.






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Finding God in all things — even coffee

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Any Yelp-savvy person looking for a coffee shop in the midst of the University of Southern California’s surrounding urban streets may be lured by extensive positive reviews and a four-and-a-half star-rating to a little café dozens of reviewers call “an oasis." Located behind St. Agnes Korean Catholic Church, the Ignatius Café is very easy to






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