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Report: 1 million Christians martyred in ten years

Report: 1 million Christians martyred in ten years

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Remembering a martyr to liberty

Remembering a martyr to liberty

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Martyrdom and the reawakening of Christian Europe

Martyrdom and the reawakening of Christian Europe

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Muslim terrorists slaughter Catholic priest in France

Muslim terrorists slaughter Catholic priest in France

Two Muslim terrorists took hostages during Mass at a church in Normandy where they murdered Father Jacques Hamel by slitting his throat.

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On the beheading of Christians by Muslim terrorists

On the beheading of Christians by Muslim terrorists

One can feel a twinge of envy for the words delivered by Israeli premier Netanyahu in which he said Israel will defend itself. No similar words are heard from other leaders in defense of Christians.

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Islamic State murders Christian children who refuse submission to Islam

Islamic State murders Christian children who refuse submission to Islam

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Iraq: History repeats itself as Islamic State slaughters Christians

Iraq: History repeats itself as Islamic State slaughters Christians

In 1933, the Iraqi government set upon Christians after taking their weapons and promising safety. As Assyrian Christians commemorate the martyrs of 1933, new martyrs are dying today.

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Egypt's revolt claims life of Orthodox Coptic priest

Egypt's revolt claims life of Orthodox Coptic priest

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Book review: The Myth of Persecution

Book review: The Myth of Persecution

"How Early Christians Invested a Story of Martyrdom"

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Pope Francis skips concert and sets down markers for bishops

Pope Francis skips concert and sets down markers for bishops

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A decade since the martyrdom of the Melanesian Brothers

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Vatican approves canonization of martyrs

Vatican approves canonization of martyrs

Among the martyrs approved are Vladimir Ghika, a Romanian priest killed in 1954, as well as numerous priests murdered during the Spanish Civil War. There was also a Dominican priest murdered at the Dachau concentration camp.

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Tanzania: Muslims demand release of murderers of Christian pastor

Tanzania: Muslims demand release of murderers of Christian pastor

Christians in Tanzania brace for Muslim assault on Easter.

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On a day like today: St Robert Southwell and the sovereign state

On a day like today: St Robert Southwell and the sovereign state

Drawing a line connecting Elizabethan England to Obama's America: Faith vrs the Sovereign State.

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Saint of the Day: Martin the Confessor, Pope of Rome

Saint of the Day: Martin the Confessor, Pope of Rome

Martin, born in Italy, was the last Pope of Rome to be martyred. He met his end, due to starvation and sickness, in what is now the Crimean region of Ukraine.

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Vatican: Increased number of missionaries and priests killed

Vatican: Increased number of missionaries and priests killed

During the first decade of the millenium, some 255 priests and other missionaries and religious met violent deaths.

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Catholics fast in honor of martyrs; raise money for HIV/AIDS clinics

Catholics fast in honor of martyrs; raise money for HIV/AIDS clinics

In Papua New Guinea, women and children suffering from HIV/AIDS are going without help. Italian Catholics are raising money to build another clinic.

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Pope's prayer intentions for 2012

Pope's prayer intentions for 2012

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Catholic priest still celebrates Mass on 100th birthday

Catholic priest still celebrates Mass on 100th birthday

Significant life: Rev. Serafín Rodal Fandiño

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Saint of the Day: Martyr Polyeuctus of Melitene

Saint of the Day: Martyr Polyeuctus of Melitene

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Vatican releases names of murdered missionaries for 2011

Vatican releases names of murdered missionaries for 2011

In Latin America, it is especially dangerous to be a Catholic priest.

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Feast of the Holy Innocents

Feast of the Holy Innocents

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Saint of the Day: Steadfast St John Roberts

Saint of the Day: Steadfast St John Roberts

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With the sprinkling of blood was nourished a martyr

With the sprinkling of blood was nourished a martyr

St. Edmund Campion is celebrated for his defense of conscience as martyr of the Catholic Church. Another Englishman, Henry Walpole, was transformed as he witnessed Campions bloody death.

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Remembering Edmund Campion: private faith inevitably has an effect on our public lives

Remembering Edmund Campion: private faith inevitably has an effect on our public lives

Nowadays, when we face an aggressive secularistic and relativistic society, Saint Edmund reminds us that our relationship with the Lord should shape and enlighten our words and actions, not only in chapel but in the marketplace too.

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