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28 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (5)

Why only 10 commandments?

Full Question Why were God's commandments limited to ten? It seems that the additions of “Thou shall not rape,” “Thou shall not condone slavery,” and “Thou…

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25 Oct 2016 News Comments (1)

10-year-old girl prays for miracle and God delivers

Ten-year-old Aysha lived in Kafer, Iraq, just outside the ISIS-held city of Mosul. The Islamic State fought fiercely just outside her village, leaving a trai…

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12 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

For Lincoln diocese, audit adds to its effective child protection plan

The Diocese of Lincoln will now take part in the U.S. bishops' audit of the implementation of the youth protection charter – a move it says adds to a well-funct…

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06 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (28)

Should I leave the Church because of my homosexuality?

Full Question I am a homosexual. I am also a Catholic who loves my religion but feels that it is against me. Should I abandon my Catholic beliefs, since I …

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09 Sep 2014 Vatican No comments

Irish Church's new leader honored, humbled as he takes helm

Vatican City, Sep 9, 2014 / 08:54 am .- As Cardinal Sean Brady resigns at the customary age of 75, newly appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland E…

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04 Jun 2015 Articles No comments

The Excessive Sorrow and Insecurity in the Children of the Divorced (COD)

Children of divorce are not meant to be prisoners of their past. Recently on a national Catholic radio talk show on the impact of divorce on youth, several mot…

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09 Jun 2015 Vatican Comments (1)

Priest appointed by Pope Francis to investigate traditionalist order dies after stroke

Fr Fidenzio Volpi, the apostolic commissioner of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, has died after suffering a stroke. Fr Volpi was appointed to overse…

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22 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (1)

What is Just War?

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, in paragraphs 2302-2317, authoritatively teaches what constitutes the just defense of a nation against an aggressor.…

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12 Dec 2014 Q&A Comments (1)

Am I wrong for making the sign of the cross over my children's homes?

Full Question I read recently that lay people are not supposed to make the sign of the cross on others. I make the sign of the cross with holy water and a …

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Pope Francis uses fast-track move to canonize first Sri Lankan

Vatican City, Sep 17, 2014 / 09:54 am .- Blessed Joseph Vaz will soon become Sri Lanka’s first saint after Pope Francis Sept. 17 advanced his cause for canonization by waiving the requirement for a second miracle.

The canonization of the 16th century cleric is expected to take place during the Holy Father’s visit to Sri Lanka in January, 2015.

An Indian-born priest of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Blessed Joseph Vaz (1651-1711) he became an “apostle” for Sri Lanka at a time when Catholics were suffering persecution at the hands of Calvinist Dutch rulers.

The soon-to-be declared saint was also also the founder of the Oratory of the Holy Cross of Miracles in Goa.

Typically, two miracles attributed to a Blessed are required before he or she can be declared a saint.

Donald Prudlo, an associate professor of ancient and medieval history for Jacksonville State University, told CNA that it’s within the realm of the Pope’s authority to dispense with this second miracle.

He stressed, however, that the presence of at least one miracle is essential. Without this, “it would be difficult to call it a canonization in the strict sense…since at the very heart of public sanctity in the Church is holiness of life, confirmed by the testimony of God in miracles.”

An example of such a decision by a pontiff was evidenced earlier this year when Pope Francis canonized John XXIII without the presence of a second miracle.

“The Pope clearly wants to provide an example of holiness that is relatable to the people of Sri Lanka,” Prudlo said.










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