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Hundreds flock to US shrine to celebrate first feast of St John Paul II

04:49 pm | WASHINGTON D.C., Oct 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds of pilgrims and faithful from all states of life flocked to Washington, D.C.'s St. John Paul II Shrine on Wednesday to celebrate the late Pope and recently canonized saint’s first universal feast day. 
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Refugees, displaced take center stage at Middle East consistory

12:04 pm | VATICAN CITY, Oct 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- At Monday's consistory on the Middle East, patriarchs gathered to discuss the threats facing local Christians, and focused on the key task of returning displaced families to their homes. 
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The USSR's Catholic martyrs suffered, but they suffered for God

04:02 am | DENVER, COLO., Oct 22, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic victims of the Soviet Union’s cruel anti-Christian persecutions faced execution, exile and arbitrary imprisonment for their faith – and now a new website tells their stories. 
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Work, Pray, Love: Archbishop Chaput's advice for modern Christians

04:24 pm | NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Oct 21, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious believers should acknowledge that they are now “strangers” in U.S. society, in part because of their own failures, but should nevertheless work for renewal and worship God with joy, said Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput. 
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Holy See to UN: Share the riches of outer space

The exploration of outer space can deepen our faith in God and our understanding of the world, and its benefits should be shared with all.
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Ecumenical dialogue in the spotlight as Pope's Turkey trip approaches

The cardinal heading the Church’s council for Christian Unity has expressed his hope that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Turkey will help strengthen existing Catholic-Orthodox relations.
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The Pope's advice on how to overcome jealousy and pride

In his weekly address for the Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis offered advice on fighting those tendencies which “dismember” the Body of Christ, such as jealousy and feelings of superiority.
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Religious freedom deteriorating, but don't despair, official says

Although religious freedom conditions around the globe are worsening, Americans should see this fact as a cause for motivation rather than despair, said a leading scholar on the issue.
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Minnesota dioceses sign abuse settlements, pledge to protect children

Two dioceses in Minnesota have reached undisclosed financial settlements with a victim of clergy abuse, promising to implement and abide by policies intended to protect children, and to report perpetrators.
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The Poetry of Saint John Paul II

Happy feast day of St. John Paul II, his first feast day as a canonized saint! Many know that St. John Paul II’s talents included acting and athletics, but did you know the Saint is also an accomplished poet? He loved to write about nature, humanity and God, and wrote poetry throughout his life – as [...]
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Crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $1 million for Iraqi Christians

A Catholic lay organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness and money to help persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq.
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Singing nun's Madonna cover: not like a prayer

Although it may have been well intentioned, an Italian nun’s choice of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” as her first single shows “radical impropriety” which wrongly ignores the original song’s intent to undermine the Virgin Mary and Catholic morals, one cultural critic has said.
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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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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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'Blue Bloods' and its writers

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

David Letterman never ceases to be amazed at Tom Sellick’s enduring popularity: ‘No matter where he goes, people love him! People love him even when he’s counting his money!”  The...
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October 23, 2014

Thursday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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