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Put your gifts at the service of others, Pope Francis exhorts

01:41 am | VATICAN CITY, Oct 1, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis dedicated his weekly general audience to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, saying that rather than making us better than others, they commission us to serve our brothers and sisters. 
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Bishop Conley to Catholics in medicine: strive to be saints

04:52 pm | ORLANDO, FLA., Sep 30, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic medical professionals can lead other people to God by dedicating themselves to holiness and following the examples of saintly doctors, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., said. 
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Hundreds gather as pastor's Iran imprisonment reaches two years

04:02 am | WASHINGTON D.C., Sep 30, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds of advocates gathered Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C., to pray for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has now been imprisoned in Iran for the past two years. 
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Interview excerpts: Cardinal Kasper responds

02:58 pm | BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, Sep 29, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sept. 29, the Argentine daily La Nacion published an interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper, who has drawn significant media attention for suggesting that some of those who have been divorced and remarried should be permitted to receive Communion. 
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Francis gives Focolare three words, as the movement is renewed

In his first meeting as Pope with the Focolare movement, Pope Francis on Friday encouraged them in their effort for unity, as the movement has started a process of internal renewal which has brought to a change of more than 70 percent of their previous board.
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Family life requires love of God, say married synod participants

A Brazilian couple who will speak at the upcoming Synod on the Family at the Vatican said they hope to convey the necessity of realizing God’s essential role in marriage and family life.
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Exhibition of St Francis Xavier's relics preceded by catechesis

Spiritual formation and catechesis are underway to prepare for the upcoming exposition in Goa of the relics of St. Francis Xavier, the “Apostle to the Far East.”  
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Christian groups stand with diocese to protect Seal of Confession

Nearly 20 organizations, both Catholic and other denominations of Christian, have joined the Diocese of Baton Rouge in asking the Supreme Court to protect a priest from being forced to violate the Seal of Confession.
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Bishop Finn's spokesman confirms Vatican visitation

The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has confirmed that an archbishop has held a visitation on behalf of the Vatican and met with Bishop Robert Finn, but cannot talk about the reasons for the visit.
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Poncho the Parrot prays the Hail Mary

Because it’s Monday, here is a video of a parrot saying the Hail Mary He slips up a few times, but hey, he’s a parrot.
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Family synod an opportunity to support marriage, scholars urge

Law professors, family advocates and clergy have asked those participating in the upcoming synod of bishops to consider how best to help couples understand and live their marriages, in light of such negative family trends as divorce, cohabitation, and pornography.
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Cardinal Mueller: Do not remove challenges of Gospel

With the Synod on the Family just days away, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith cautioned against deconstructing the Gospel message to make it artificially easy.
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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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Thérèse’s 'Little Way,' Little No More

by Sr. Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

What could have prompted Pius XI in 1925 to canonize her and her “little way?  What could have prompted John Paul II in 1997 to declare her the thirty-third Doctor of the Church, the third...
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The poison of cynicism

by Alice von Hildebrand

It is hardly conceivable that one, having lived in this imperfect world of ours, could say of his death bed: “In my whole life, I have never heard a remark that was either unkind or...
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