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The favorite native sons of the Swiss: These colorful defenders of the pope make their country proud
Church
May 11, 2018

The favorite native sons of the Swiss: These colorful defenders of the pope make their country proud

And they have a natural flair for one thing that makes them particularly suited to their service of the universal Church ... The “professionalism and loyalty” of the Swiss guards arouse particular pride among their fellow citizens, says Pierre-Yves Fux, Switzerland’s…
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Padre Pio’s heart to visit Philippines
Church
May 9, 2018

Padre Pio’s heart to visit Philippines

As Filipinos mark a Year of Clergy and Consecrated Life, relic of this saintly priest to visit the islands for 20 days in October The relic of St. Pio of Pietrelcina will be in the Philippines for 20 days this October.…
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Pope Francis explains why we must always welcome the unborn
Church
May 7, 2018

Pope Francis explains why we must always welcome the unborn

And why the elderly are a "precious treasure" even if they are inconvenient or expensive Commenting on Sunday’s Gospel, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to live in the “current of God’s love,” receiving with “gratitude the love that comes from…
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Francis writes preface of Benedict’s works: A compass to understand our present day
Church
May 7, 2018

Francis writes preface of Benedict’s works: A compass to understand our present day

The relationship between faith and politics is one of the great themes that has always been the focus of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's attention ... Another volume of selected texts from Benedict XVI’s collected works is set to be released in…
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Chivalry truly isn’t dead: Here’s where knights and dames still exist
Church
May 5, 2018

Chivalry truly isn’t dead: Here’s where knights and dames still exist

You perhaps have never heard of this, but it's a country, a humanitarian organization and a religious order all-in-one. Though currently undergoing a renewal process under the guidance of a pope-appointed envoy, the Knights of Malta has been around for…
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Priests on the run: These athletes find more than good health in their hobby
Church
May 4, 2018

Priests on the run: These athletes find more than good health in their hobby

It's hard to imagine where they find the time, but marathon-running priests are something of a trend. The work and prayer schedule of priests and religious is typically demanding, leaving little free personal time. As with lay people, one of…
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Hosting Our Lady for 400 years: Filipinos remember Mexico’s gift
Church
May 4, 2018

Hosting Our Lady for 400 years: Filipinos remember Mexico’s gift

Philippines being consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on May 4 Thousands of Filipinos are expected to process through the streets May 4 in remembrance of Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s arrival to the Philippines 400 years ago, brought…
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Transmitting the faith is like giving birth, says pope
Church
May 4, 2018

Transmitting the faith is like giving birth, says pope

Just giving a person a book isn't enough ... Transmitting the faith is not like finding fellow fans of the same team, and it doesn’t happen simply by giving information. Rather it is a birthing process in the heart of…
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Pope Francis challenges lay people to be courageous in new video
Church
May 4, 2018

Pope Francis challenges lay people to be courageous in new video

https://youtu.be/RW9ZJ-H8Tt4 The Holy Father reiterates a theme that he recently presented in his apostolic exhortation, "Gaudete et Exsultate." In his most recent Pope Video, an initiative of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the Holy Father focuses on the mission of the laity. Specifically, Pope…
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4 More Marian apparitions that were approved by the Vatican
Church
May 4, 2018

4 More Marian apparitions that were approved by the Vatican

These apparitions were officially declared "worthy of belief." Even though Catholics are not required to believe any private revelation, even approved ones, apparitions and messages are often approved by the Church for local or universal devotion. This approval is done…
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