Crying little boy asks pope if his atheist dad could be in heaven
Church
April 17, 2018

Crying little boy asks pope if his atheist dad could be in heaven

"God is the one who decides who goes to heaven. But how does God's heart react to a Dad like that?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9CctWgR690 Pope Francis on Sunday visited a parish community among the “peripheries” of Rome. As is customary in his…
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Middle Eastern Church leaders put Syrian crisis in context
Articles
April 17, 2018

Middle Eastern Church leaders put Syrian crisis in context

Christians lose, no matter who uses chemical weapons or what the response is, they say No matter who is responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and no matter what response there may be from the international community,…
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At 91, Benedict’s mind still strong, says secretary
Church
April 17, 2018

At 91, Benedict’s mind still strong, says secretary

Pope Francis offered today's Mass for his Predecessor on his birthday Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI still enjoys a strong mind at age 91, assured Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the private secretary of the former pontiff who is also prefect of the Pontifical…
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Bahrain to have a new cathedral
Church
April 16, 2018

Bahrain to have a new cathedral

Reflecting the spiritual need of the growing number of Christians in the region. One of the oil monarchies in the Persian Gulf will soon welcome a very visible sign of the growth in the number of Christians in this region…
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American churchgoers have trouble identifying Jesus’ “Great Commission”
Articles
April 16, 2018

American churchgoers have trouble identifying Jesus’ “Great Commission”

The phrase comes from Christ's instructions at the Ascension. When a Christian polling company asked people if they had ever heard of “the Great Commission,” the instruction Jesus gave his apostles to “go and make disciples of all nations,” 51…
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The “World’s Smallest Catholic Church” is in Texas
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April 16, 2018

The “World’s Smallest Catholic Church” is in Texas

The chapel seats about 20 people and is local tourist attraction The sign outside St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Warrenton, Texas, is meant to catch the eye of visitors taking leisurely drives down rural Route 237, halfway between Austin and…
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Check out these rare photos of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
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April 16, 2018

Check out these rare photos of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Rare photos of Edith Stein -- nun, martyr, and brilliant philosopher who left the world for Jesus Christ. These rare photos of Edith Stein show a beautiful and confident young woman. Her bold quest for the truth led her through…
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Pope Francis’ guide to fighting the devil
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April 16, 2018

Pope Francis’ guide to fighting the devil

7 steps to claiming victory over the Prince of Evil The first pope, Peter, summed up the Christian life by saying: “Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast…
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5 Inspiring quotes from St. Bernadette on suffering and humility
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April 16, 2018

5 Inspiring quotes from St. Bernadette on suffering and humility

After the apparitions at Lourdes, Bernadette suffered quietly and became a beautiful saint. Bernadette Soubirous did not have it easy. While she was the recipient of a heavenly vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858 when she was 14…
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Pope Francis: Every violation of the body is an 'outrage' to God
Church
April 16, 2018

Pope Francis: Every violation of the body is an ‘outrage’ to God

On Sunday Pope Francis issued a moving prayer for all those whose bodies have been hurt or exploited, including those who have suffered abuse and those who are sick, pointing to the high-profile cases of Alfie Evans and Vincent Lambert.…
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