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Next Chicago archbishop aims to nourish faith

10:35 am | CHICAGO, ILL., Sep 20, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Chicago’s Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich introduced himself to his new city on Saturday, downplaying political interpretations of his appointment and stressing the need to be attentive to God’s voice. 
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Pope Francis taps Blase Cupich to lead Chicago archdiocese

05:09 am | VATICAN CITY, Sep 20, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed Spokane, Wash. Bishop Blase Cupich as the new shepherd of the Archdiocese of Chicago, replacing retiring Cardinal Francis George. 
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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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Albania prepares for papal Mass

A Franciscan involved in the preparations for Pope Francis’ trip to Albania said that he hopes for a surprise from a Pope who has made a habit of breaking his routine to visit the sick.
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Weapons, low funding hinder Middle East humanitarian aid

Foreign weapons and a lack of funding are among the serious challenges facing humanitarian response efforts in the Middle East, said participants at a recent conference in Rome.
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The liturgical reform, as seen by one of its protagonists

The newly published memoirs of Fr. Louis Bouyer, who was intimately involved in the reform of the Roman liturgy following Vatican II, reveal some of the relevant committee's doings, a prominent vaticanista has noted.
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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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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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Girl’s Christmas letter to atheist dictator shows contrasts

A little girl’s Christmas letter asking Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha to pray for peace, not knowing of his repressive and murderous atheistic rule, has been preserved in an Albanian museum exhibit dedicated to religious belief.
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Filipinos unite around faith as volcano forces mass evacuations

Residents near the restive Mayon volcano in the Philippines are turning to prayer as the mountain begins to erupt, and the nation's Catholic charity agency is preparing to help those whose lives are disrupted.
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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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Are Oklahoma City Bureaucrats Smarter Than Harvard?

by Mark Costello

In 1928, the first Roman Catholic ever nominated for president, Gov. Al Smith of New York, came to campaign in Oklahoma at the height of the Ku Klux Klan's power. Smith was greeted with...
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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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