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Catholic bishop bans Democrat senator from Communion

Catholic bishop bans Democrat senator from Communion

Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Paprock has declared the Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) is banned from receiving Holy Communion until the senator “rep ...

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How to recognize the enslavement and trafficking of children and women

How to recognize the enslavement and trafficking of children and women

Church and police authorities and non-government organizations (NGOs) came together recently in the Vatican under the Santa Martha Group headed by Ca ...

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Byzantine church discovered in Tunisia

Byzantine church discovered in Tunisia

A church dating from the late Byzantine period (5th - 7th century AD) was discovered at an archaeological site dubbed 'Castilia,'located b ...

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Media creating controversy where there isn't

Media creating controversy where there isn't

A student at a Catholic school in Greenwich, Connecticut showed her support for Planned Parenthood by posting one of its stickers on her laptop. She ...

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A counter-cultural proposal: pro-marriage music

A counter-cultural proposal: pro-marriage music

February 7 starts National Marriage Week. I propose that, in conjunction with this annual event, we identify, and create, music that promotes marriag ...

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What is happiness on college campuses?

What is happiness on college campuses?

The most popular course at Yale these days -- enrolling 1,200 students (they had to move the class to a huge building) --is called Psychology ...

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The Democrats' problem with religion

The Democrats' problem with religion

By a large margin, most Americans believe in God, and most are Christians. It would seem logical that both Republicans and Democrats would try hard n ...

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Can fair trade fight poverty?

Can fair trade fight poverty?

Pepito Alvarez, 57 and with his wife Conchita are among one of the thousands of small mountain subsistence farmers who have lived just below the ...

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Inter-faith group wants release of multiply-deported illegal immigrant

Inter-faith group wants release of multiply-deported illegal immigrant

Fernando Carrillo, a native of Mexico who has been living illegally in the United States for approximately 20 years was arrested by federal immigrati ...

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Democrats encroach on freedom of private schools

Democrats encroach on freedom of private schools

There is a proper, but limited, role for government in seeing to it that  private schools meet certain academic standards. This is not controver ...

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Leftists' assault on First Amendment and Catholic medical care

Leftists' assault on First Amendment and Catholic medical care

An editorial in Monday's New York Times posits a conflict between religion and healthcare, abortion being the main focus. "Freedom of religio ...

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Resisting the power grab in the Catholic Church on divorce

Resisting the power grab in the Catholic Church on divorce

On January 1st, Mary's Advocates published an open letter to a canon law professor at Catholic University of America challenging his teaching tha ...

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Trump defends conscience rights; leftists whine

Trump defends conscience rights; leftists whine

The Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took several welcome steps last week to roll back Obama era policies tha ...

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No terrorism charges for Muslim who set fires at university in Minnesota

No terrorism charges for Muslim who set fires at university in Minnesota

"You guys are lucky that l don't know how to build a bomb because l would have done that." So said Tnuza Jamal Hassan, a 19-year-ol ...

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Fake news reports Pope Francis gave order of chivalry to pro-abortion politico

Fake news reports Pope Francis gave order of chivalry to pro-abortion politico

When the Dutch government traded honors and awards with Vatican officials last June, the Vatican officials did not announce the Dutch government was ...

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Trump first president to personally address March for Life

Trump first president to personally address March for Life

Speaking in the White House Rose Garden in the presence of pro-life leaders and activists, President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence pl ...

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When Putin equates communism with Christianity

When Putin equates communism with Christianity

Russian president Vladimir Putin is making some waves with his recent statement equating communism to Christianity. He said that "communist ideo ...

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192,000 American citizen children affected by termination of TPS for Salvadorans

192,000 American citizen children affected by termination of TPS for Salvadorans

In response to the decision that the Trump administration will end the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed 200,000 Salvadorans to lives in th ...

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What diversity means in the Catholic Church

What diversity means in the Catholic Church

When the pastor of a rural Minnesota Catholic church learned that three male musicians each claimed to be married to a man, he dismissed them. When o ...

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Pope Francis opens the door to Muslim invasion of Europe

Pope Francis opens the door to Muslim invasion of Europe

Not surprisingly, the purported head of the Catholic Church, Jorge Bergoglio, a.k.a Pope Francis, has ushered in 2018 with another denunciation of th ...

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Pope Francis' shocking postcard for New Year's Day

Pope Francis' shocking postcard for New Year's Day

Late on December 30, Pope Francis called on Vatican media to distribute a copy of a famous photograph taken by a U.S. Marine in the days that followe ...

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Pope Francis: 'Fix your gaze on Mary'

Pope Francis: 'Fix your gaze on Mary'

Pope Francis delivered a homily on New Years Day, which Catholics celebrate as the Solemnity of the Mother of God, before and after praying the midda ...

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Jesus, come down from that Cross and save us!

Jesus, come down from that Cross and save us!

I was sitting in church waiting for a Sunday Catholic Mass to begin. Catholic churches have a large crucifix with a corpus of Jesus Christ above or b ...

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How two works of art describe a great chasm in a country: Part 2

How two works of art describe a great chasm in a country: Part 2

After his visit to Mexico, James Bradshaw discusses the country’s most iconic works of art and points out the great ideological and philosophic ...

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How two works of art describe a great chasm in a country

How two works of art describe a great chasm in a country

No trip to the capital of Mexico would be complete without a significant amount of time being devoted to the city’s various art works. Two i ...

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Number of murdered missionaries: 'only the tip of the iceberg'

Number of murdered missionaries: 'only the tip of the iceberg'

According to an account by Vatican authorities, in 2017 there were 23 Catholic missionaries and pastoral care workers were killed worldwide. Among th ...

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The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East

The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East

A new strain of thought has developed in Sunni Muslim thinking: ethnic cleansing. It's not genocide, but it involves expelling non-Sunni populati ...

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The triumph of compassion and caring

The triumph of compassion and caring

A great blessing came into the world over two thousand years ago. Jesus was born in Bethlehem and grew up in Nazareth. He was a humble leader, prophe ...

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Hungarian PM defies EU: 'Our culture is the culture of life'

Hungarian PM defies EU: 'Our culture is the culture of life'

In an interview with Kossuth Radio, Hungarian official Miklos Soltesz said that his government has contributed to rebuilding some 5,500 churches and ...

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Pope Francis: 'Winds of war' are blowing

Pope Francis: 'Winds of war' are blowing

On Christmas Day, speaking to crowds assembled in St Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Pope Francis called on the nations of the world to ...

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Jenny's homecoming miracle

Jenny's homecoming miracle

This is a time where we ought to renew our lives by looking back at the year that has passed and ask ourselves if we lived it well. Could we have don ...

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Disturbing Christmas display at Vatican

Disturbing Christmas display at Vatican

I was walking through St. Peter's Square this cold December evening, and I ran into two old friends. We were all in front of the manger scen ...

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It's that time of year again: What are we going to do about it?

It's that time of year again: What are we going to do about it?

Christmas is a time of year when we can hope for a real messiah, a moral leader to rise up and inspire us to live good, moral lives of integrity and ...

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Neglected until today: Martin T. Gilligan, an American hero

Neglected until today: Martin T. Gilligan, an American hero

Saving lives during the communist takeover of China...

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The darkening world: did Christianity really destroy classical civilization?

The darkening world: did Christianity really destroy classical civilization?

Did Christians destroy the Classical world? A new scholarly attack on early Christianity. The Darkening Age: the Christian Destruction of the ...

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Catholics protest 'pro-homosexual' priest at Misericordia University

Catholics protest 'pro-homosexual' priest at Misericordia University

A group of faithful Catholics were shocked to learn that Misericordia University in Pennsylvania has invited Father James Martin, S.J. to speak at th ...

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Pope Francis encourages learning of Latin

Pope Francis encourages learning of Latin

Pope Francis called on young people to learn Latin so as to reflect “on the inner and intimate essence of the human being.” Reading the g ...

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Pope Francis urges caution in Trump's embassy move to Jerusalem

Pope Francis urges caution in Trump's embassy move to Jerusalem

Pope Francis called for the "status quo" to be respected with regard to locating foreign embassies to Israel in Jerusalem. The pontiff&rsqu ...

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Newt Gingrich: Worthy charity of the month

Newt Gingrich: Worthy charity of the month

During the holiday season, our thoughts turn to our family, friends, and those in need. In this spirit, we are pleased to announce that our December ...

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Victims' advocacy group apologizes for false accusations against Catholic priests

Victims' advocacy group apologizes for false accusations against Catholic priests

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) issued an apology to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis and two of its priests: Fath ...

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Satanic grinches don't know the meaning of Christmas

Satanic grinches don't know the meaning of Christmas

Every year since the 1950s, San Jose has had a proud record of honoring Christmas with a grand display of Christmas trees. This year, however, a cont ...

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Will International Criminal Court address the rape of the Rohingya people?

Will International Criminal Court address the rape of the Rohingya people?

It was a spark of light from the darkness of human rights violations, horrific war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and ethnic cleansing tha ...

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Washington D.C. transit bans religion, free speech in ad campaigns

Washington D.C. transit bans religion, free speech in ad campaigns

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington D.C. has filed a lawsuit against the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority for rejecting an ad campaign to ...

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Scrooge atheists want no blessings for animals

Scrooge atheists want no blessings for animals

For the past few years, an animal shelter in Teterboro, New Jersey has posted a note on Facebook saying it was hosting a blessing of animals. The ble ...

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Catholic priest suggests doing away with 'Christmas'

Catholic priest suggests doing away with 'Christmas'

Rev. Desmond O’Donnell, a Catholic priest who also happens to be a psychologist and author, is calling on Christians of all denominations to ac ...

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Cardinal DiNardo calls on Congress to protect DACA beneficiaries

Cardinal DiNardo calls on Congress to protect DACA beneficiaries

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said at the fall meeting of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops that Americans appear to be more divided than ever. DiNardo ...

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Bill Donohue: Bill Maher smears Judge Roy Moore and people of faith

Bill Donohue: Bill Maher smears Judge Roy Moore and people of faith

For Bill Maher, the allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore—a Southern Baptist—offered an opportunity to take a shot at Ca ...

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The evil of divorce likened to euthanasia

The evil of divorce likened to euthanasia

On the Mary's Advocates website is an essay by Dr. Donald Asci, a professor of theology at Franciscan University at Steubenville. It ...

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The troubling address by Pope Francis at an American military cemetery

The troubling address by Pope Francis at an American military cemetery

On Thursday, November 2, Pope Francis traveled about 30 miles south of Rome to the site of the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery at Nettuno, administered ...

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How establishment media reacted to the weekend news

How establishment media reacted to the weekend news

How the media are reacting to this weekend's assaults: A practicing conservative Catholic goes on a killing spree in a neighborhood church, ki ...

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Eastern-rite Catholic bishops confer in London about immigration

Eastern-rite Catholic bishops confer in London about immigration

The Right Rev. Bishop Hlib Lonchyna of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London hosted the annual meeting of the Eastern Catholic ...

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How to live a life of conscience

How to live a life of conscience

Imagine Juan, a local municipal official in the Philippines as he sat in the church alone. He was waiting for the priest and when Father Pepito came ...

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The Left's attack on Laura Ingraham's religion

The Left's attack on Laura Ingraham's religion

It is hardly a secret that many on the Left are militant secularists who hate religion, saving a special loathing for Roman Catholicism. The latest e ...

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Columbus OH approves city funds for immigrants facing deportation

Columbus OH approves city funds for immigrants facing deportation

The city council of Columbus, Ohio, voted on Monday to pay $185,000 to three civic organizations to provide legal counsel to immigrants facing deport ...

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500 years later: what Martin Luther said about Jews

500 years later: what Martin Luther said about Jews

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed a list of grievances he had about the Catholic Church on the door of a cathedral in Germany. It was thus ...

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Republicans address religious bigotry among Democrats

Republicans address religious bigotry among Democrats

Senate Republicans, joined by three Democrats, stopped a filibuster of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; ...

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Scurrilous attack on a Catholic bishop

Scurrilous attack on a Catholic bishop

Catholics in the Diocese of Madison are very fortunate to have such a brilliant and courageous leader in Bishop Robert Morlino. He is currently under ...

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Nurse sues Duke University hospital for banning accommodation for conscience

Nurse sues Duke University hospital for banning accommodation for conscience

The Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit on Fr ...

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What happened to real diversity in Halloween costumes?

What happened to real diversity in Halloween costumes?

Every Halloween we are treated to an extensive array of Catholic costumes, usually featuring priests and nuns. Some of the selections are cute; some ...

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Prominent Jesuit priest issues appeal to Congress on DACA Dreamers

Prominent Jesuit priest issues appeal to Congress on DACA Dreamers

Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), urged members of Congress who have graduated ...

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Trump takes the lead in aiding persecuted Christians

Trump takes the lead in aiding persecuted Christians

Vice President Pence's Wednesday night announcement is welcome news indeed. As he pointed out, while "radical Islamic terrorists" conti ...

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Paul Ryan roasts President Trump at annual charity dinner

Paul Ryan roasts President Trump at annual charity dinner

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) issued a series of jokes at the expense of President Donald Trump while speaking at the annual Alfred E. Smith Dinne ...

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If we accept that there is only one race, racism can be conquered

If we accept that there is only one race, racism can be conquered

On October 19, 2017, a judge orders government to facilitate abortion for seventeen-year old illegal immigrant known as the “new Jane Roe.&rdqu ...

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Journalist Lawrence O'Donnell owes John Kelly and Catholics an apology

Journalist Lawrence O'Donnell owes John Kelly and Catholics an apology

When a person makes a mean-spirited bigoted comment, he is not exculpated if he is a member of the group he disparages. What matters is not the biogr ...

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Catholic approval for Trump administration protection of religious liberty

Catholic approval for Trump administration protection of religious liberty

In early October, the U.S. government made two announcements affirming the importance of religious liberty in our country. First, the Attorney Gen ...

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The challenges posed to recovering children from human trafficking

The challenges posed to recovering children from human trafficking

They were at first the reluctant four.  Only 14 and 16 years old the four girls, Ruby, Jenny, Angel and Ruth, were rescued from traffickers by t ...

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Italian convicts skip lunch with Pope Francis

Italian convicts skip lunch with Pope Francis

When 20 convicts were given the opportunity to dine with Pope Francis during a visit to Bologna, two Italian prisoners saw a unique opportunity. Rath ...

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Catholic family sues over girl's First Communion clothing

Catholic family sues over girl's First Communion clothing

Nine-year-old Cady Mansell, a girl who lives in St. John, Indiana, was told by an official at her Catholic school that she would not be able to join ...

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Are unilateral no-fault divorces unconstitutional?

Are unilateral no-fault divorces unconstitutional?

Mary’s Advocates is inviting lawyers, researches, and divorce defendants to critique and copy a sample motion (HERE) asking a judge to say, &ld ...

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Statement on girls in Catholic Boy Scouts released

Statement on girls in Catholic Boy Scouts released

based in Irving, TX, the national chairman of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting said that his group will "accept and work with th ...

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Congress wins bid to retain opening prayer

Congress wins bid to retain opening prayer

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a militant atheist organization, lost in its bid to offer a non-prayer invocation on the floor of the U. ...

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Catholic bishops want protection for 'remarkable' DREAMers

Catholic bishops want protection for 'remarkable' DREAMers

Catholic Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin TX responded to this week's announcement by the White House of its "Immigration Principles &am ...

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The Kingdom of Heaven is like a graduation day

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a graduation day

On two occasions around the year 2000, I attended graduations at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Virginia. I watched these events from ...

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Catholic seminary rector resigns amidst controversy

Catholic seminary rector resigns amidst controversy

The communications office of the Legion of Christ -- an order of priests founded by the controversial Macial Maciel -- announced that the former rect ...

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A million Christians to pray for an end to Islamic terror

A million Christians to pray for an end to Islamic terror

This Saturday, October 7, over a million Catholics in Poland are expected to gather along Poland’s 2000-mile border in a massive rosary prayer ...

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Lebanon decries 'ingratitude' of Syrian refugees

Lebanon decries 'ingratitude' of Syrian refugees

The growing of crimes committed by Syrian refugees in Lebanon is fuelling social tensions and intolerance among Lebanese for the refugees. The Maroni ...

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Irishman Shay Cullen nominated for Nobel Peace prize

Irishman Shay Cullen nominated for Nobel Peace prize

The opening of the nomination letter to the Nobel Peace Prize awarding committee in Oslo, Norway made by Dr. Bärbel Kofler, the Commissioner of ...

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'You are warriors of hope,' says Pope Francis of migrants

'You are warriors of hope,' says Pope Francis of migrants

Pope Francis told a group of migrants in Bologna, "You are warriors of hope," while he called on the countries of the world to open their g ...

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Muslim 'hatred' seeks to destroy Christianity in Iraq, says Patriarch Sako

Muslim 'hatred' seeks to destroy Christianity in Iraq, says Patriarch Sako

According to a report from Aid to the Church in Need, a Christian charity, Cardinal Pietro Parolin -- the Vatican's secretary of state -- has war ...

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Christianity and European culture are not one and the same, says Vatican official

Christianity and European culture are not one and the same, says Vatican official

"One of the major obstacles to the propagation of faith in Japan seems to be the false identification between Christianity and European culture, ...

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Let's stop the trampling of the Fourth Amendment

Let's stop the trampling of the Fourth Amendment

The law requires every federal employee take an oath of office to support the Constitution. Days ago, a three Senators blatantly violated their oath ...

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Pope Francis denounces European identity movements

Pope Francis denounces European identity movements

In his audience with the national directors of the Catholic Church’s charitable works for immigrants in Europe, Pope Francis spoke in favor of ...

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'Pray for us!' say residents of Puerto Rico as hurricane flails the island

'Pray for us!' say residents of Puerto Rico as hurricane flails the island

Category 4 hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico in what is the strongest such landfall since the 1930s. In a clockwise gyre, Hurricane Maria ...

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Letting belief 'live loudly' within us

Letting belief 'live loudly' within us

“I do not know any country where, in general, less independence of mind and genuine freedom of discussion reign than in America.”  & ...

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Democrat Feinstein insists on religion test for Trump judicial nominee

Democrat Feinstein insists on religion test for Trump judicial nominee

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sought to defend her grilling of a Trump administration judic ...

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Vatican refuses to release priest for criminal proceedings in US

Vatican refuses to release priest for criminal proceedings in US

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US Catholic bishops respond to Bannon on DACA and immigration

US Catholic bishops respond to Bannon on DACA and immigration

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War: what is it good for?

War: what is it good for?

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A voice in the wilderness calls out for justice denied

A voice in the wilderness calls out for justice denied

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Are you prepping for the coming Persecution?

Are you prepping for the coming Persecution?

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Catholic bishops react to Trump's DACA announcement

Catholic bishops react to Trump's DACA announcement

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Pope Francis on the theology of work, idleness, and innovation

Pope Francis on the theology of work, idleness, and innovation

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Spanish Hindu community offended by Catholic bishop

Spanish Hindu community offended by Catholic bishop

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New book chronicles journey from Islam to atheism, and then to Christ

New book chronicles journey from Islam to atheism, and then to Christ

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Catholic bishops to examine racism within the Church

Catholic bishops to examine racism within the Church

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Martin Luther and the birth of the Self

Martin Luther and the birth of the Self

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Catholic priest, former KKK member, takes leave of absence

Catholic priest, former KKK member, takes leave of absence

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Christian leader speaks on breaking the cycle of racism

Christian leader speaks on breaking the cycle of racism

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What a noted religious leader said about Islam in 1952

What a noted religious leader said about Islam in 1952

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Evangelical leaders seek interview with Pope to explain animosity to Trump

Evangelical leaders seek interview with Pope to explain animosity to Trump

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