What is the difference between Elijah and Elisha?
Articles
June 15, 2018

What is the difference between Elijah and Elisha?

These Old Testament prophets are frequently confused with each other. There are many names of important figures in the Old Testament, and often they can be confusing. For example, in the Book of Kings there are two prophets who have…
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Iraqi bishop testifies to his suffering and to his faith
News
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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Are there any funny jokes in the Bible?
Articles
June 15, 2018

Are there any funny jokes in the Bible?

The Bible is surprisingly full of humorous episodes that can make one chuckle or even laugh out loud. The book of Proverbs is full of wisdom, including this profound insight on the value of humor, “A cheerful heart is a…
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Messi, the Virgin Mary, and a promise … if Argentina wins the World Cup
Church
June 13, 2018

Messi, the Virgin Mary, and a promise … if Argentina wins the World Cup

Soccer players make plans to include the divine in their (hoped-for) victories. During a conversation with a journalist on the day before a new international friendly tournament in preparation for the World Cup, Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi instantly caused…
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Soccer-loving pope sends ‘warmest greetings’ to World Cup players
Church
June 13, 2018

Soccer-loving pope sends ‘warmest greetings’ to World Cup players

Says a prayer that the tourney will favor international solidarity and peace As a native of Argentina, Pope Francis is a big fan of soccer — no surprise there. He’s mentioned his devotion to the sport on many occasions, though…
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Pope: Why settle for imitations when you can have the real thing? (And here’s how)
Church
June 13, 2018

Pope: Why settle for imitations when you can have the real thing? (And here’s how)

Francis says we have to arrive at the threshold of taking a leap ... If you’re given the choice between an imitation and the real thing, who would settle for imitations? That’s the question Pope Francis posed today as he…
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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
News
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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Prayer to St. Anthony to find an item that was lost
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June 13, 2018

Prayer to St. Anthony to find an item that was lost

When you have lost something, St. Anthony knows how to find it! Losing or misplacing something can be one of the most frustrating things in the whole world. Especially when you lose an item or object that you need, right…
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Church
June 12, 2018

Pope’s rep in Korea: ‘This beginning was very positive’

Bishops of peninsula propose novena with 9 different intentions in wake of Trump-Kim summit The pope’s representative in Korea, Archbishop Alfred Xuereb, said Tuesday’s meeting between the leaders of the United States and North Korea “was very positive, very good”…
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