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Religious freedom nominee's record prompts worry

05:10 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Jul 31, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- The announcement that Rabbi David Saperstein is being tapped as the next U.S. ambassador for global religious freedom has drawn concern based on his recent statements on the issue at home. 
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US faithful asked to see humanity of child migrants

11:42 am | WASHINGTON D.C., Jul 31, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- The child migrant crisis at the U.S-Mexico border shows the need for a Catholic response and for sound government policy to help children who are fleeing violence, several Catholic experts have said. 
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Natural Family Planning praised for respecting women, nature

04:18 am | WASHINGTON D.C., Jul 31, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic teaching on sexuality and fertility is being hailed as a moral alternative to hormonal birth control that embraces nature and respects the fullness of women’s lives and dignity. 
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Abortion's grim reality may explain 'pro-choice' label drop

02:06 am | WASHINGTON D.C., Jul 31, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Abortion advocates' recent shift away from the term “pro-choice” could be due to improving medicine and technology showing the harsh reality and effects of the procedure. 
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Vatican releases schedule for Pope's trip to Albania

Pope Francis will make a one-day trip to Albania in September, during which he is slated to meet with local authorities, priests and religious as well as children from charitable institutions.
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Christians a fundamental part of Iraq, ambassador observes

The Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See has lamented the ongoing persecution of Christians by ISIS forces in Iraq, stating that they are an important and historic part of the country’s origins.
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Giuseppe Canovai, a Roman who left a community as his legacy

Familia Christi is the Roman community formed by Fr. Giuseppe Canovai, a priest of the city whose life united Franciscan poverty and the Jesuit spirituality.
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Protestors slam global failure to save missing Nigerian girls

Gathering outside the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to mark the 100th day since the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria, protestors urged more effective action to return them home.
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Change of heart toward money called crucial in trafficking fight

At a Vatican conference held Tuesday to mark the World Day against Trafficking, a U.S. diplomat emphasized that the scourge will not be ended until the economic attitudes that lead to human trafficking are changed.
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Branded: Nazarene

Have you seen this symbol? This is the arabic letter “nun,” the first letter in the word “Nazarene.” In Mosul, Iraq, it has been painted on doors to identify the homes of Christians who are then brutally beaten and often executed. A militant Sunni organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [...]
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Resolution introduced to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq

Congressional representatives have introduced a resolution to protect persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq, as Islamist militants consolidate control over portions of the country's northwest.
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Vatican announces desire for more restrained sign of peace at Mass

The Congregation for Divine Worship, in a recent circular letter, announced that the placement of the sign of peace within Mass will not change, though it suggested several ways the rite could be performed with greater dignity.
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God’s Mercy and Forgiveness – even in Boston

by Jennifer Manning

Boston. Beantown. Boston Strong. “The Athens of America.” Home of Red Sox Nation, Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings, Cheers, and countless other cultural phenomena. But in 2002,...
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Seek Peace at a Shalom Fest this Summer and Welcome Shalom TV

by Marianna Bartholomew

A prayer group in remote Kerala, India began a Holy Spirit work that is becoming a new power for peace and evangelization in North America. Bengal tigers, elephants, 250 species of birds in just a...
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Movie review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

by Carl Kozlowski

What if Han Solo was the front-and-center star of the original “Star Wars” movies, and what if his team consisted of a talking raccoon, a mutant tree-man, a hulking giant and a hot green...
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A world-wide persecution of Christians is well underway

by Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

Recently, I picked up in Barnes and Noble a book entitled The Global War on Christians. My split-second reaction was that this was probably a work of hysteria and exaggeration.Until I saw...
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July 31, 2014

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

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