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Where in the Bible does it say that abortion is wrong?

Though we don’t find the word abortion mentioned in any biblical text, we can deduce from Scripture, not to mention natural law, reason, Church teaching, and pa…

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Priest who defied Vatican to promote Literacy in Nicaragua dies at 82-years of age

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Top 5 Myths About the Papacy

November 5th is traditionally remembered in England as the day that Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the British parliament. It is still common today, to see anti-Ca…

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Hell Revisited

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Things you need to know about Good Friday

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26 Feb 2016 Australia News Vatican Comments (2)

Cardinal Muller on proselytism, "Sometimes a silent witness is the best witness of the love of God"

Cardinal Gerhard Müller of Germany, Vatican's Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says proselytism 'is practically a manipulation of the c…

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14 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

Cardinals clash on doubts about process at the Synod of Bishops

ROME — Two high-profile cardinals taking part in the Synod of Bishops on the family offered different views on Monday about some elements of the process, with o…

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Iraqi archbishop: 20% of local Christians emigrated in 2014

The Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Basra said that 20% of Christian families emigrated from the city in 2014.

Basra, the largest city under Iraqi government control after Baghdad, is far from the region controlled by the Islamic State. The city “is considered to be a safe place with good employment opportunities and improving income levels,” said Archbishop Habib Hormuz Jajou Al-Naufali.

Nonetheless, Christians are seeking “political asylum because of persecutions” and are leaving because of “economic reasons caused by kidnapping, plundering and theft,” as well as because of “social reasons, the need to be emancipated from the restrains of the Iraqi society,” he said in an article posted on the website of the Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate.



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