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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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Serbian president meets with Pope, discusses refugee crisis

Pope Francis met on September 11 with President Tomislav Nikolic of Serbia, for a conversation that focused on the refugee crisis in Europe.

A brief Vatican statement released after the meeting indicated that the Pope and the Serbian leader spokea bout “the condition of Syrian and Iraqi refugees and displaced persons, and the importance of promoting a shared solution to the current crisis.”


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