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The unlikely friendship between a canonized saint and an English princess
Articles
February 23, 2018

The unlikely friendship between a canonized saint and an English princess

Two of history’s most famous women were bound by their mutual desire to bring compassion to a world starving for love. There is something beautiful about a friendship between two individuals who appear to be as different as night and…
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Africans go to confession more often than all other Catholics. Here’s why
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February 23, 2018

Africans go to confession more often than all other Catholics. Here’s why

“I have celebrated thousands of confessions, believe me.” Franciscan Father Josep Maria Massana now lives in the convent of the sanctuary of San Antonio de Padua in Barcelona. But, before that, he lived for years in African Franciscan Missions in…
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This Scripture passage will help you talk to your family about God
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February 23, 2018

This Scripture passage will help you talk to your family about God

How do we avoid the "prophet’s curse"? I used to teach a unit on language in my philosophy of the human person classes. The author we read gave a confident argument that language was absolutely central to the human experience,…
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Is vanity ruining your Lent?
Articles
February 23, 2018

Is vanity ruining your Lent?

What to do if our preparation for the Resurrection is getting mixed up with the bathroom scale. I’ve always had a sweet tooth. It’s almost embarrassing how indiscriminate it is. I enjoy milk chocolate as much as dark chocolate, which,…
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BREAKING: Italian priest discovers ‘miraculous’ hosts preserved from earthquake
Church
February 23, 2018

BREAKING: Italian priest discovers ‘miraculous’ hosts preserved from earthquake

After 16 months the hosts still retain their freshness, similar to the Eucharistic miracle at Siena. Central Italy was rocked on October 30, 2016 with a 6.6 earthquake, devastating many towns, including the city of Arquata del Tronto. The parish church…
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Pope’s envoy in Chile abuse case recovering from gallbladder surgery
Church
February 22, 2018

Pope’s envoy in Chile abuse case recovering from gallbladder surgery

Francis continues quest to get to the truth in Barros-Karadima proceedings. Gallbladder surgery has put a brief hitch into the investigation of sexual abuse in Chile, though the pope’s envoy, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, is said to be recovering…
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Fake news: Pope Francis doesn’t go out at night to feed the poor
Church
February 22, 2018

Fake news: Pope Francis doesn’t go out at night to feed the poor

Vatican spokeswoman repudiates newly resurrected rumors The vice director of the Vatican’s press office, Paloma García Ovejero, has confirmed that rumors about the pope going out at night disguised as a simple priest to feed the poor are false. This “urban…
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17 Years a cardinal: Looking back on the day the future pope got the red hat
Church
February 22, 2018

17 Years a cardinal: Looking back on the day the future pope got the red hat

How was Jorge Bergoglio dressed for the big occasion? And how did he celebrate the day? February 21, 2001, was the date of the consistory during which then-Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Borgoglio, was created cardinal by Pope John…
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Lebanese judge finds creative way to sentence 3 men who vandalized Mary statue
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February 22, 2018

Lebanese judge finds creative way to sentence 3 men who vandalized Mary statue

Even prime minister supports Christian's handling of Sunni Muslims' violation. Earlier this month, three young Lebanese men of the Sunnite Muslim faith entered a church in northern Lebanon and vandalized a statue of Mary there. The young men were arrested…
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Questions from orphaned children bring pope to tears
Church
February 22, 2018

Questions from orphaned children bring pope to tears

But encountering Christ, Francis assured, "brings life where there is death." The Holy See made public this week the exchange between Pope Francis and Romanian orphans during a meeting held January 4 at the Vatican. The Lord wants to heal…
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