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19 Jul 2016 News No comments

Bishop of Würzburg left ‘speechless’ after axe attack on train passengers

A 17-year-old Afghan refugee injured four people on a train in the German city The Bishop of Würzburg said he had been left “speechless” by the axe attack on…

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18 Jul 2016 News No comments

At Mass and memorials, Dallas says goodbye to murdered police officers

Five Dallas police officers were killed by a gunman targeting police on July 7 At a Mass and at memorials in megachurches, family, friends and police officer…

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Do Miracles Still Occur?

To discredit the countless miracles that had been given in confirmation of the Catholic faith, the original Protestant Reformers utterly rejected the idea that …

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Papal message to conference on climate change

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has sent a message in Pope Francis’s name to a Bolivian conference on climate change and the defense …

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10 Oct 2016 News No comments

Haitians worship amid devastation caused by hurricane

Haitian Christians gathered for worship on Sunday despite devastation of Hurricane Matthew Survivors of Hurricane Matthew put on their Sunday finest and picked…

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27 Jun 2016 Americas Asia-Pacific Australia Europe Middle East News USA Vatican No comments

Former Holy Land ‘custos’ named apostolic administrator of Jerusalem

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem and appointed Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, former “custos” of…

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Dear Apologist

Answering apologetics questions for a living can sometimes feel a bit like riding a unicycle on a high wire, fifty feet up, no safety net, with only a tiny umbr…

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How Rod Dreher Escaped the Dark Wood

I first started reading Rod Dreher about a dozen years ago, maybe a bit earlier. He was working at the Dallas Morning News, and many of his online stories were …

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What is the origin and meaning of the vestments the priest wears at Mass?

The liturgical vestments worn at Mass have evolved over time.  Nevertheless, since the earliest days of the Church, liturgical vestments have been worn by pries…

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‘Every life is worth living’: USCCB’s Respect Life Month statement

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley of Boston, the chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has written a statement for Respect Life Month, which takes place in October.

“Let us learn to let go of our own standards of perfection and instead learn more deeply how to live according to God’s standards,” said Cardinal O’Malley. “He does not call us to perfect efficiency or material success; he calls us to self-sacrificial love. He invites us to embrace each life for as long as it is given—our own lives and the lives of those he has placed in our paths. Every life is worth living.”


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