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20 Nov 2014 Q&A No comments

Would it be wrong to sign up for health insurance that covers abortion?

Full Question At work, I have the option of signing up for health insurance that covers abortion and sterilization. Would it be wrong for me to sign up? …

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15 Jul 2016 Americas News USA Vatican No comments

Nothing narrow or insular about Catholic education, Cardinal Nichols tells graduates

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has praised St Mary’s University, of which he is chancellor, for preserving its Catholic identity. His remarks were contained in an …

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09 Jun 2016 Articles Comments (1)

The Five (5) Traits of Pope Francis

Below are the five (5) traits of Pope Francis as identified by Fr Antonio Spadaro: 1. A pontificate of discernment and «incomplete thought» For Pope Francis t…

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20 Aug 2016 Articles No comments

Never let shame keep you from confession

While Reconciliation is intended to allow Christ's victory to overcome sin in our lives, what happens when shame over one's sins is so great that it keeps peopl…

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19 Aug 2016 Articles Comments (9)

Statue of Virgin Mary weeping blood - is this another WARNING?

Catholic parishioners at a remote Bolivian church report a statue of the Virgin Mary is weeping blood. If true, this is yet another message from Our Lady that c…

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06 Jul 2016 News USA Vatican No comments

Pope Francis meets with parents of drowned American student

Pope Francis met on Wednesday with the parents of a US college student whose body was found in Rome’s Tiber river this week, after apparently either being pushe…

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24 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

Care for environment is a moral duty, not a political football, bishop tells Americans

After Pope Francis insisted at the White House that the present moment is “critical” for addressing the threat of climate change, one bishop implored Americans …

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17 Oct 2015 Europe News No comments

Why one Irish archbishop has a special devotion to the Little Flower family

As members of one Martin family are about to be canonized on Sunday, another Martin family prepares to celebrate in Rome. Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, …

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01 Jul 2015 Articles Resources Comments (2)

Why are Christians so prudish when it comes to sex? They give the impression it is dirty.

If Christians have given the impression that sex is dirty and shameful, we have given a wrong impression. It is God who created mankind “male and female”, and H…

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Obama, Castro praise Pope’s role in normalizing relations

US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro spoke by telephone on September 18 and praised Pope Francis’s role in the thaw in relations between the two nations.

“President Obama today spoke by phone with President Raul Castro of Cuba to discuss the process of normalization between the two countries in advance of Pope Francis’s upcoming visits to Cuba and the United States,” the White House said in a statement. “The two presidents commended the role that Pope Francis has played in advancing relations between our countries.”



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