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Jerusalem bishop’s insights on peacemaking in the Holy Land

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Recently I emailed questions to the auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Bishop William Shomali, asking him to share his first-hand insights regarding the many injustices and violent environment in the land of the Prince of Peace. He graciously sent back a recorded audio response upon which this column is based. Bishop Shomali






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Proposed synod on married priests ‘was voted down by Pope’s advisers’

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The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’ The topic of the next synod has been announced as “Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment", according to a Vatican statement released today. But according to one respected Vatican journalist, the synod – a meeting of bishops which will take place in 2014






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When Canterbury and Rome meet in a common mission

Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury will pray tonight in the church in Rome from where St. Augustine was sent to evangelize the English. The Anglican-Catholic search for unity is switching from theological dialogue to joint mission. In the history of this pontificate, October 2016 may come to be seen as the focal point of






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The ROSARY is defeating Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria

What is the most powerful weapon deployed against Boko Haram? Is it a smart bomb or a stealth drone? No. It turns out, the most feared weapon against Boko haram is the Rosary. Among all the weapons deployed by mankind, one of the most powerful is prayer. The Israelites often prayed before battle, and the






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How can Tim Kaine set aside his faith to govern? He can’t.

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine presents a conundrum for his Catholic supporters. He is a practicing Catholic, but he also supports abortion. Every election year, Catholic Americans face difficult choices. The two dominant political parties in the U.S., Republicans and Democrats, have adopted positions contrary to the teaching of the Catholic Church. Democrats tend






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Pope Francis urges US Catholics to pray before voting

Pope Francis spoke to reporters on the Papal Plane from Georgia and Azerbaijan on Sunday, where he revealed the best way US Catholics can approach the upcoming presidential election. John Jeremiah Sullivan, of the New York Times Magazine, told the Pontiff the US is fast approaching the presidential election. Unfortunately, one of the candidates “diverts






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