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Pope invites 2,100 needy people to the circus
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January 11, 2018

Pope invites 2,100 needy people to the circus

"God loves us and wants us to be happy." Pope Francis will be inviting some 2,100 needy people — including the homeless, a group of prisoners, low-income families and volunteers — to a circus on January 18, according to the…
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Cholera outbreak in Zambia leads to school, church cancellations
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January 9, 2018

Cholera outbreak in Zambia leads to school, church cancellations

A cholera outbreak in the southern African country of Zambia, centered on the capital Lusaka, has led to an indefinite cancellation of some school openings and church services. “We have had an outbreak of cholera from October 6, 2017 and…
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Vatican releases Pope's liturgical schedule for January, February
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January 9, 2018

Vatican releases Pope’s liturgical schedule for January, February

Earlier this week the Vatican published Pope Francis’ liturgical schedule for the months of January and February, including his lineup of celebrations for the start of Lent, which this year begins Feb. 14. With his trip to Chile and Peru…
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Czech cardinal who survived Nazi death camp’s “clergy barracks” is finally going home
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January 9, 2018

Czech cardinal who survived Nazi death camp’s “clergy barracks” is finally going home

Remains of Servant of God Josef Beran will be transferred to Prague. Pope Francis has given consent to the transport of the remains of a cardinal-archbishop of Prague, Josef Beran, to the Czech Republic, the Czech ambassador to the Vatican…
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How the Rosary saved one man from drugs and prison
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January 8, 2018

How the Rosary saved one man from drugs and prison

A life of crime and drug addiction landed Khristian Briones, 39, in prison for ten years. During that time, he paid his debt to society, and he set out on a path of faith and conversion that began with praying…
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2,700-year-old seal discovered in Jerusalem confirms Biblical truth
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January 6, 2018

2,700-year-old seal discovered in Jerusalem confirms Biblical truth

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a Biblical-era seal in Jerusalem. The 2,700-year-old artifact once belonged to a governor of the city and could have been used as a logo or souvenir. The seal may have been used as a…
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Pope Francis on why we strike our breasts at Mass
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January 3, 2018

Pope Francis on why we strike our breasts at Mass

Francis continues audience series on the Mass, 3 January, discussing the Penitential Rite “What can the Lord give to those who already have a heart full of themselves, of their own success? Nothing, because a proud person cannot receive forgiveness,…
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Vatican creates app to help prep homilies
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January 3, 2018

Vatican creates app to help prep homilies

For now only in Italian, the service gives a reflection on the Sunday readings The Congregation for the Clergy has launched Clerus App, a free smartphone application to help priests prepare their homilies, announced the Italian edition of the Holy See’s Vatican…
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Finding hope for 2018, despite the headlines of 2017
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January 2, 2018

Finding hope for 2018, despite the headlines of 2017

If it all seems too dreary to leave room for optimism, come with us as we look for the bright side of the news stories. The one time Jesus commented on the news, he took one lesson from it: Humanity must…
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After 100 years of construction, the largest Catholic church in America, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is finished
USA
December 11, 2017

After 100 years of construction, the largest Catholic church in America, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is finished

With the blessing of its final mosaic, America's Basilica - The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. - is finally complete after nearly a century of construction and adornment. "This magnificent tribute in stone, glass, marble mosaic…
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