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Vatican sources deny that Pope is upset over cardinals' marriage book

05:01 pm | VATICAN CITY, Sep 19, 2014 (CNA).- Catholic Church sources have dismissed rumors that Pope Francis is annoyed by an Ignatius Press book critical of Cardinal Walter Kasper’s position on Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried. 
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Priest hopes papal visit will nurture fledgling Albanian Church

11:48 am | TIRANA, ALBANIA, Sep 19, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Albania could encourage the leaders of the Catholic Church in a nation with a long history of religious persecution and political domination, said a priest in the country. 
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Catholic CrossFit gym lifts Colo. priests

04:02 am | DENVER, COLO., Sep 19, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic CrossFit gym in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is bringing a whole new meaning to redemptive suffering. 
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Relief workers welcome US action against Ebola

04:58 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Sep 17, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- President Barack Obama’s announcement of personnel and other aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa drew praise from relief workers involved in the region. 
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Scottish bishops encourage cooperation, involvement in wake of vote

Following a historic vote in which Scotland rejected independence from the U.K., the Bishop’s Conference of Scotland recognized the decision and applauded the country’s strong participation in public debate.
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Marriage prep begins at home, Bishop Conley says

Preparation for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony begins with family life in the home long before a couple has met, said Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Neb., and this fact cannot be overlooked in addressing the prevalence of divorce.
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NY cardinal: parade decision is matter of gay identity vs action

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has clarified his support for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, while acknowledging some remaining concerns amid the controversy over the parade’s decision to include an LGBT advocacy group.
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Crisis pregnancy center film praised at UN Women's Guild screening

A film based on the true story of hope offered to a young woman in a crisis pregnancy received positive reviews after its screening at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 11.
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Spanish youth call on government to keep pro-life promises

A pro-life youth organization in Spain is asking the government to move forward with its reform of the country’s abortion laws, saying young people will oppose the party if it does not keep it’s pro-life pledges.
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A bucket list for an unborn baby

When Jenna and Dan Hadley learned their son would not live long after birth, they decided to start making memories with him right away. The couple created a “bucket list” of things they wanted their child to experience in his short life, even if it meant experiencing them womb-side. “We understood…that our time with our [...]
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Martyrs' memory to be a focus of Pope's visit to Albania

Focused on the memory of the martyrs, Pope Francis’ one-day journey to Albania is aimed at restoring the link between the country and its Catholic roots, which had been disturbed as secularization has advanced there.
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Bodily resurrection is key to Christian identity, Pope reminds

Bodily resurrection is a reality which is the seal of our identity as Christians, Pope Francis said in his Friday morning homily at Santa Marta.
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Repaying a debt: My journey to life as a Dominican sister

by Sister Maximilian Marie, O.P.

It was the year 2000 and I was in Rome. It was the first homily I had ever heard about the nature of religious life. I was 26 – a single laywoman raised in a devout Catholic home. By this point...
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Fearless Hildegard: A saint for extroverts and doers

by Tina McCormick

How do modern, outspoken, confident women fit into the daily life of the Catholic Church? To find an answer to such age-old questions and fresh inspiration for today’s gutsy women, we need...
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'A Walk Among the Tombstones' review

by Carl Kozlowski

Ever since he reinvented himself as an action star in the 2009 surprise hit “Taken,” Liam Neeson has succeeded Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leading cinematic...
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No solution to divorce possible without strengthening families

by Bishop James D. Conley

Earlier this week, Pope Francis celebrated and witnessed the marriages of 20 Roman couples. The couples and their families attended Mass with the Holy Father, and he received their vows: their...
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September 19, 2014

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