Are we running out of time — or out of love?
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April 19, 2018

Are we running out of time — or out of love?

The paradox of our bloated schedules and shrinking hearts Are we running out of time? By that I’m not asking, “Is the Doomsday Clock perilously close to midnight?” Rather, I’m asking, “Are our days shrinking? Are there fewer hours, minutes…
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The most influential woman at the Vatican is retiring
Church
April 18, 2018

The most influential woman at the Vatican is retiring

Flaminia Giovannelli has worked for five popes Her name is Flaminia Giovannelli, undersecretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and she was the first lay woman to be named undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace…
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Meet the priest who played Jesus in India’s short film ‘The Word’
Articles
April 18, 2018

Meet the priest who played Jesus in India’s short film ‘The Word’

Fr. Biju Mathew bears an uncanny resemblance to the popular image of Christ. On Saturday we met Fr. Biju Mathew, India’s version of Jim Caviezel, the actor who portrayed Jesus Christ in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. Fr.…
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To save his son’s life, Alfie Evans’ father rushes to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis
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April 18, 2018

To save his son’s life, Alfie Evans’ father rushes to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis

After losing an appeal to keep his son on life support, Tom Evans flew to Rome to ask for the pope's help. In a last, desperate move to save his son’s life, the father of seriously ill toddler Alfie Evans…
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Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for censoring Catholic content
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April 18, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for censoring Catholic content

The CEO of Facebook claimed the "mistake" was not made because of bias at the social network. During his 2-day congressional hearing, Mark Zuckerberg was subject to questioning about Facebook’s recent censorship of a Catholic advertisement. When the topic was brought…
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Surprising results reveal “most Catholic cities in America”
NewsUSA
April 18, 2018

Surprising results reveal “most Catholic cities in America”

Barna issues its Cities Report, showing which areas stand out according to denomination. New York and Boston may have long been thought of as two of the most Catholic metropolises in America—largely due to the long history of Irish and…
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A powerful litany for those sick and suffering
ArticlesPrayers
April 17, 2018

A powerful litany for those sick and suffering

This Litany for the Sick is one way to intercede for those closest to you who are severely ill or infirm. It is often difficult to bear when someone close to us is suffering from a severe illness. Whether it…
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How depicting Mary as great with child has brought grace to Missouri
Articles
April 17, 2018

How depicting Mary as great with child has brought grace to Missouri

Images of a visibly pregnant Madonna are not very common in the United States. But that might change. On Mother’s Day in 2015, St. Mary Magdalene Church in the Brentwood neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, opened a shrine dedicated to…
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This is how Christians lived in the 2nd century
Articles
April 17, 2018

This is how Christians lived in the 2nd century

A first-hand account of what made Christians counter-cultural in ancient Rome. Popular Roman culture was diametrically opposed to Christianity. As the Romans made superstitious sacrifices to the gods, engaged in sumptuous pleasure feasts, and looked forward to the next slaughter…
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What’s heaven like, and who gets in? Pope Francis responds
Church
April 17, 2018

What’s heaven like, and who gets in? Pope Francis responds

Anyone who has met Jesus has no fear of death. Pope Francis closed his series of Wednesday catecheses (October 25, 2017) on the theme of Christian hope, dedicating the day’s catechesis to “paradise as the goal of our hope.” “There…
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