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Cardinal Nichols clarifies, dispels media portrayals of synod

10:21 am | WESTMINSTER, ENGLAND, Oct 25, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- After returning from the 2014 Synod on the Family, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has clarified that the meeting was focused upon reaching out to those in difficulty, rather than changing doctrine. 
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Two flawed candidates? Catholics mull over voting options

01:55 pm | PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct 24, 2014 (CNA).- In an election where all political candidates hold problematic positions, Catholic voters may choose “the lesser of two evils,” cast a protest vote, or simply not vote, one U.S. bishop has advised, with pro-life groups calling for prudence in making this decision. 
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Is a 'vocation of friendship' key to gay ministry in the Church?

04:51 am | WASHINGTON D.C., Oct 24, 2014 (CNA).- Recovering an understanding of friendship as a vocation could be a way for the Church to help ease spiritual problems of isolation, especially for those who are gay, said one Catholic author who is both lesbian and celibate. 
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We're 'just touching the surface' of St John Paul II's teachings

05:02 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Oct 23, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- St. John Paul II's life and teachings offer a witness to love that is so profound it is only beginning to be be mined for its riches, said the chaplain of the late pope’s national shrine in Washington, D.C. 
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For terminally-ill seminarian, a life with suffering is not void of dignity

A seminarian is looking forward to his ordination to the diaconate this spring and the priesthood a year later, even though he was given roughly a year and a half to live back in 2008.
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Pope calls Christians to be 'living stones' of the Church

In his homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence on Oct. 24, Pope Francis reflected on the call of Christians to perpetuate unity in the Church by being “living stones” built upon the “cornerstone of Christ.”
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Ebola survivor Nina Pham: I believe in the power of prayer

Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who has been battling Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, has now been declared free of the disease, and gave thanks to God and all those who have prayed for her in recent weeks.
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Archbishop Chaput rejects 'false' media reports on synod comments

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia rejected claims that he had harshly criticized the Vatican or the recent synod, saying that he had instead been cautioning against a public image of the synod created by media reports that distort the truth.
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Pregnancy centers, not politics – the future of the pro-life movement

Amid the chilling dark chaos of a woman’s unwanted and unexpected pregnancy, a group of pro-life Catholics try to be a light to both the mother and the unborn child.
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Dueling Seminarians: A tap dance battle for the ages

A youtube video of American tap-dancing seminarians has nearly 260,000 views and has even grabbed the attention of the secular media. Watch the battle below as seminarians David Rider and John Gibson show off their steps in Rome at the Pontifical North American College Rector’s Dinner in April. One of my personal favorite moments is around 1:20, [...]
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Beyond economics, youth unemployment a 'problem of dignity,' Pope says

Pope Francis has sent a message to young people affected by the “culture of waste,” calling on them to spread the hope of the Gospel amid these times of uncertainty.
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Sistine Chapel being used as sacred place – not 'venue for private parties'

Director of the Vatican Museums Antonio Paolucci has rejected rumors that they are now renting the Sistine Chapel, adding that beauty is always an occasion to grow in charity and generosity.
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Synod Seeks to be Beacon in Troubled Waters

by Jennifer Manning

This year my 11th grade Morality students are reading Making Choices: Practical Wisdom for Everyday Moral Decisions by Peter Kreeft. The opening paragraph of the book reads, in part,...
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St. Teresa of Avila and the keys to union with God

by Sarah Metts

On October 14th the Church celebrates the feast day of one of the greatest of all Spanish saints. A mystic, Carmelite reformer, prolific writer, and the first woman declared a doctor of the...
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'Fury' and 'St. Vincent' offer surprisingly Christian themes

by Carl Kozlowski

What makes a man truly good – as in noble, brave and heroic? Is it the ability to fight evil in a war, or the willingness to help others even when there’s great emotional or monetary...
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Marriage lifeline unlikely from Supreme Court

by Scott Dunn

As the Supreme Court began this year’s term, it chose not to hear appeals of a number of lower court cases that had thrown out certain state laws upholding marriage as between one man and one...
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