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Iraqi bishop testifies to his suffering and to his faith
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June 15, 2018

Iraqi bishop testifies to his suffering and to his faith

Abducted for 28 days in 2006 by a group of terrorists associated with al-Qaeda, tortured, and threatened with death, Iraqi bishop Saad Sirop Hanna refused to renounce Christ. Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna did not expect to undergo such a bitter…
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Young British Catholics: More devout but also more stressed out
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June 13, 2018

Young British Catholics: More devout but also more stressed out

The new data was collected for Pope Francis’ Synod on Youth this fall A recent poll has found that young Catholics in England and Wales are more religious — and also more anxious — than they were eight years ago,…
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Fourth Catholic priest is murdered in Philippines
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June 13, 2018

Fourth Catholic priest is murdered in Philippines

President Duterte lashes out at Catholic leaders, but denies that his regime is responsible Fr. Richmond Villaflor Nilo, a parish priest in the Philippines, was shot to death just he was about to celebrate Mass, making him the fourth priest…
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The Russian Orthodox monk with Putin’s ear
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June 6, 2018

The Russian Orthodox monk with Putin’s ear

Metropolitan Tikhon is the spiritual father— and confessor— of Russian President Vladimir Putin. From May 30 to June 13, 2018, the Lateran Palace in Rome is hosting an exhibition on the Russian Orthodox martyrs of the 20th century. Metropolitan Tikhon,…
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Guatemalan authorities having hard time identifying victims of Fuego volcano
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June 5, 2018

Guatemalan authorities having hard time identifying victims of Fuego volcano

Fast-moving lava burned and buried many beyond recognition Guatemalan authorities are beginning to identify some of the scores of residents killed in the eruption of the Fuego Volcano, less than 30 miles from Guatemala City. But the grisly task has…
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10 Movie moments that capture the meaning of the Eucharist
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June 2, 2018

10 Movie moments that capture the meaning of the Eucharist

The Real Presence is celebrated not only in processions. This Sunday is Corpus Christi Sunday, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, a day celebrated Thursday in much of the world. The day is meant to spotlight the Real Presence of…
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Cuban plane crashes killing 111, 20 Evangelical pastors among dead
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May 23, 2018

Cuban plane crashes killing 111, 20 Evangelical pastors among dead

The plane had been leased from a Mexican airline company with a history of safety issues Shortly after takeoff from Havana, a Boeing 737 erupted into flames and crashed near Jose Marti International Airport, on Friday. The initial crash took…
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Commentary: Did the pope say that God made someone gay?
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May 22, 2018

Commentary: Did the pope say that God made someone gay?

Denver, Colo., May 21, 2018 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- I am not a priest or deacon, or even a counselor or pastoral care worker. But in more than a decade of full-time work in the Church, I’ve often sat with…
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Filipino Catholics accompany Muslims in Ramadan fast
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May 18, 2018

Filipino Catholics accompany Muslims in Ramadan fast

The Church in the war-torn city of Marawi called on Catholics to begin the month as Muslims do -- with prayer, fasting, and serving the poor. In a gesture of solidarity, Filipino Catholics joined Muslims in the war-torn city of…
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Islamic State-affiliated family blows up three churches in Indonesia
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May 14, 2018

Islamic State-affiliated family blows up three churches in Indonesia

Newly baptized security guard at Catholic parish blocked terrorists, preventing worse carnage A newly-baptized Catholic blocked two suicide bombers in front of an Indonesian church Sunday morning, losing his own life but preventing the carnage from being much worse. Within…
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