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08 May 2016 United Kingdom No comments

Campaigners applaud Cameron’s caution on screening for Down’s syndrome

The prime minister said 'ethical issues' must be taken into account Campaigners have applauded David Cameron’s statement that new screening techniques must be …

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09 Aug 2016 Articles No comments

'Let all the forces and demons help...' Roman tablet invokes both Christ and Antichrist

Silver and gold "curse tablet" have been discovered in ancient Roman tombs, some of which call upon both Christ and the Antichrist. According to NBC News, Ro…

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16 Jun 2016 Articles No comments

Hell Revisited

I’m sure you have received many letters since publishing this article ("Sister Hell," May 1996). I can completely relate to Terrye Newkirk’s experience, and I w…

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30 Mar 2015 Q&A Comments (35)

What should I do about someone who refuses to go to confession before receiving the Eucharist?

Full Question My dad, a Catholic convert who stopped going to church years ago, is interested now in attending Mass and receiving the Eucharist. But he ref…

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21 Nov 2016 News Vatican No comments

Pope Francis closes Holy Door to end Year of Mercy

The Pope said the doors of reconciliation should stay open Pope Francis has pulled shut the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica, formally ending the Jubilee Year…

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20 Jul 2016 News USA Vatican Comments (1)

Vatican speaks out against ‘growing scourge’ of child trafficking

One goal of a July 13 event at the United Nations on human trafficking was “to make real the faces of the nearly two million children and youth who are presentl…

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25 Sep 2015 News USA Comments (1)

Watch this little girl defy security guards and get a hug from the Pope

  Sophie Cruz travelled from Los Angeles, across the United States, with her father and two uncles to try to hand a letter Pope Francis this week. Her…

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03 Mar 2016 Europe News USA Vatican Comments (1)

Pope Francis rebukes corrupt Catholic Benefactors: God don’t need your dirty money

Pope Francis during his general audience meeting told Church benefactories that ill-gotten money and wealth should not be donated to the Church, as such kind of…

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05 Aug 2016 News No comments

Dublin judge rules that the rights of the unborn extend ‘well beyond the right to life’

The landmark ruling has ramifications for the abortion debate in Ireland An Irish High Court judge has ruled that the rights of the unborn extend “well beyond …

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What are the “capital sins”?

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What are the “capital sins”? Are these the worst sins you can commit?

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The capital sins—sometimes called the seven deadly sins—are pride, avarice, lust, envy, gluttony, anger, and sloth. They’re referred to as capital sins not because they’re necessarily worse than other sins but because they are the bases of other sins.










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