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Was the last 'witch' of Boston actually a Catholic martyr?

04:02 am | BOSTON, MASS., Oct 31, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr. 
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Rethinking her death, Brittany Maynard praised for seeing life's value

05:10 pm | DENVER, COLO., Oct 30, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- As a 29 year-old woman with terminal brain cancer reconsiders her resolve to end her life, one scholar says the change of heart indicates a more mature level of thinking. 
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The devil is no myth – he's real and we must fight him, Pope says

08:53 am | VATICAN CITY, Oct 30, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Thursday, Pope Francis said that the devil is more than an idea, and in order to fight him, we must follow St. Paul’s instructions and put on the armor of God which protects us. 
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Displaced Christians in Kurdistan – 'Their tears have run dry'

04:47 am | ERBIL, IRAQ, Oct 30, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians who were forced from their homes in northern Iraq by the Islamic State this summer are a people whose soul is being destroyed, said a priest who visited Kurdish Iraq, where many have taken refuge. 
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How one cardinal proposes to correct ignorance of marriage's nature

According to the Archbishop of Washington, the recent Synod on the Family worked to address the challenge that many young people today don’t fully understand the nature of marriage.
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Vatican astronomer yawns at frenzy over Pope's Big Bang words

A leading Vatican astronomer said that although some see Pope Francis' recent words on the Big Bang as signifying a change in the Church's stance on the issue, the pontiff in fact said nothing new.
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Philly archdiocese: RNS blogger 'inventing own reality'

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has shrugged off a recent blog post that sought to pit Pope Francis against Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on the death penalty.
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Archbishop Aquila: Media missed message of joy at synod

The joy of the Gospel of Marriage is alive, said Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, explaining that although the mainstream media may have missed the message at the recent Synod on the Family, Pope Francis’ remarks were “especially clear.”
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Italian diocese laments suicide of priest who admitted abuse

The Diocese of Trieste has announced “with a spirit full of sorrow and dismay” that one of its priests, who had recently admitted to sexual abuse of a minor female, committed suicide on Tuesday.
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The Pope said WHAT about marriage?!

If you’ve read any media reports on the Church in the last few weeks, you might have the impression that there were – or are about to be – some earth-shattering changes in Catholic teaching about marriage, family and homosexuality. Interestingly, these reports tend to cite either a draft document that was later changed or [...]
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Want to bolster families? Return to Gospel concepts of freedom, fidelity

The Church must work to strengthen the family by helping couples practice Christian concepts of virtues if it wishes to “open wide the doors to Christ” in the vision of St. John Paul II, the head of the Knights of Columbus said on Wednesday.
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March of Saints aims to catechize Filipino children about heaven

Families in Manila are gearing up to march in a colorful Oct. 31 parade dressed as their favorite saints, to evangelize and to catechize on heaven and the communion of the saints.
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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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"Nightcrawler" – a wake up call for news networks?

by Carl Kozlowski

We can’t say that we haven’t been warned. It’s been nearly 40 years since “Network” burned up movie screens on its way to winning Best Picture, over 32 years since Don Henley unleashed...
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John Henry Newman at the Synod on the Family

by Father Robert Barron

The controversies surrounding the recent Extraordinary Synod on the Family have often put me in mind of John Henry Cardinal Newman, the greatest Catholic churchman of the 19th century....
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October 31, 2014

Friday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

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