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“We never learn! God help us!” Pope Francis prays WWII vets will teach us
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May 21, 2018

“We never learn! God help us!” Pope Francis prays WWII vets will teach us

Also says he's "very worried and saddened by the escalation of tensions in the Holy Land" Today at the general audience, Pope Francis spoke as a father of his universal flock, lamenting humanity’s penchant for violence and conflict. “We never…
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Pope Francis: “I think of when … I must say good-bye”
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May 21, 2018

Pope Francis: “I think of when … I must say good-bye”

Draws from St. Paul taking leave of the Church of Ephesus to reflect on the mission of the bishop Pope Francis offered a moving reflection during his homily today in Santa Marta, saying that he thinks of the moment when,…
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Archaeological dig reveals what may be the oldest church in Copenhagen
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May 14, 2018

Archaeological dig reveals what may be the oldest church in Copenhagen

This find may show that Copenhagen was much larger during the Middle Ages than previously believed. An archaeological dig in Copenhagen led to the discovery of 30 skeletons of men, women, and children who lived in the Danish capital 1,000…
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The Ascension: When Christianity gets strange
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May 12, 2018

The Ascension: When Christianity gets strange

o in both senses — the literal and the spiritual — this Gospel has been fulfilled as Christ said. This Sunday, Christianity gets strange. In the readings for Ascension Sunday, Year B (or Ascension Thursday in some dioceses), Jesus tells the Apostles…
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How can any of us possibly relate to a sinless mother of a sinless child? Here’s how
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May 12, 2018

How can any of us possibly relate to a sinless mother of a sinless child? Here’s how

Whatever your struggle as a mother, Mary walks beside you ... The Virgin Mary has always been held up as the perfect image of motherhood, the model every mother ought to imitate. As difficult as it can be to identify…
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An inside look at the road to the priesthood
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May 12, 2018

An inside look at the road to the priesthood

Here are the basic steps that outline a man's journey to ordination. Contrary to popular belief, priests are not born priests. They do not come out of the sky. Simply put, the path to ordination is a life-long journey, one…
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What is the Pentateuch?
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May 12, 2018

What is the Pentateuch?

For those unfamiliar with the biblical term. When studying the bible, one term that will often be mentioned is the “Pentateuch.” What is it? The Pentateuch consists of the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and…
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Where did Mary live after the Resurrection?
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May 12, 2018

Where did Mary live after the Resurrection?

Scripture and tradition give us a few possibilities. After Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, where did his mother go? While scripture doesn’t give us an exact address, it did leave behind several clues. It is generally…
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This feast is a reminder that we are called to greater things
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May 12, 2018

This feast is a reminder that we are called to greater things

The Ascension of Jesus ultimately prepared the hearts of the Apostles to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at…
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Ten of the most beautiful representations of the Ascension
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May 11, 2018

Ten of the most beautiful representations of the Ascension

Discover these incredible depictions of Christ’s ascent to Heaven The Ascension, alongside the Resurrection, the Harrowing of Hell, and most scenes of the Passion, is a frequent subject in Christian art. By the 6th century the iconography of the Ascension…
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